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TUNGSTEN TOWN: THE GHOST OF ATOLIA, CA

This once booming mining town of over 2000 people included a dairy, four restaurants, a movie theater, and the “Bucket of Blood” saloon. Today, it sits abandoned slowly succumbing to the harsh desert elements that surround it.  

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A DRIVING TOUR ALONG SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S HISTORIC RIDGE ROUTE

Considered an engineering marvel in its day, this 48-mile route traveled along the mountain ridges between Castaic Junction to the bottom of the grade at Grapevine, CA and was the first paved highway to directly link the LA Basin to […]

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WOLF HOUSE RUINS

The haunting ruins of Jack London’s dream house in Sonoma, CA.    

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BONNIE CLAIRE MINING RUINS

Bonnie Clare was established in October 1906 as a milling center for several nearby mines.  

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THE RUINS OF CARRARA, NV

Magic hour trespass in Carrara, NV where snow-white marble was once mined & where the Carrara Portland Cement Company Plant, built in 1936 to produce Portland cement, sits in beautiful ruin.  

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CATHEDRAL CANYON RUINS

This small natural box canyon located just outside of Pahrump, NV was once filled with stained glass windows, Victorian style streetlamps, religious icons, a man made waterfall and replicas of the Golden Gate Bridge and Christ the Redeemer. Now, after […]

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THE SNOWY RUINS OF WONDERLAND RANCH: JTNP

A New Year’s Day hike through the ruins of Wonderland Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park after a fresh snowfall.    

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SOLSTICE CANYON RUINS

Malibu’s Solstice Canyon, has one of the only year-round waterfalls in the Santa Monica Mountains and also contains the ruins of a stone cottage and an estate built by renowned architect Paul Williams.      

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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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