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BACK ALLEY DEATH VALLEY: DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Venturing off the asphalt & down unmarked dirt roads to explore the Cashier Mill, Eureka Mine and Aguereberry Camp in Harrisburg, CA and an unknown mining site near Emigrant Springs.

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THE CHICAGO OF THE WEST: RHYOLITE, NV

The ghost town of Rhyolite & the odd outsider art installations that surround it.  

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CERRO GORDO SMELTER: KEELER, CA

On my second journey to the Valley of Death, I came across some new mining sites that required more exploration.  

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BALLARAT GHOST TOWN

Sitting at the base of the Panamint Mountains west of Death Valley, lies the ghost town of Ballarat, CA.

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RUTH MINE & CAMP

Dating back to 1899, the Ruth Mine & Camp is located 3,530 feet in the Argus Mountain Range, roughly 14 miles from the town of Trona, CA.    

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EAGLE & HIGH PEAK MINE

There’s more to Julian, CA than Apple Pie.

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HOLE HUNT MOJAVE

Exploring the Holly Ash and Old Dutch Cleanser Mine in the El Paso Mountains near Red Rock Canyon State Park.

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BURRO SCHMIDT TUNNEL

William ‘Burro’ Schmidt and his tunnel to Nowhere.

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DARWIN IS DOLOMITE

A visit to Darwin, CA, a semi-populated ghost town and the craziness that surrounds it.  

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BENTON HOT SPRINGS

This little living ghost town north of Bishop was once a supply center for the nearby gold and silver mines that dot the surrounding hills.

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