Exploring

Hello, I’m Guy Starbuck. I love exploring the deserts and mountains of the Western United States. Most of my adventures are to old mines and Native American rock art sites; the more remote, the better. Below is a list of my recent trips.

Recent Trips

376 trips

Garrett’s Arch

Garrett’s Arch
I like arches. And this trip is a nice cross-country hike into the granite maze that is the Wonderland of Rocks. Finding the arch is ...
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“Hidden Handprint” Pictographs

“Hidden Handprint” Pictographs
Deep in the Wonderland of Rocks is a special rock shelter. Once used by the Serrano, it is a sacred place. They must have gathered ...
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Oakland Mine

Oakland Mine
History The Oakland Group of mines never produced much. The mines were worked for gold from 1922 to 1934. A vertical shaft is reported to ...
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10-4 Ranch Cabin

10-4 Ranch Cabin
I heard about this little cabin from a friend and jumped on setting out and finding its location. It is a simple one room cabin ...
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Hermes Mine

Hermes Mine
Deep in the woods of Idaho, cinnabar was discovered at the headwaters of Sugar Creek (later renamed to Cinnabar Creek) by Pringle Smith in 1902 ...
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“Boundary Island” Petroglyphs

“Boundary Island” Petroglyphs
Off in a far-flung corner of Joshua Tree is an isolated boulder outcrop with a few dozen petroglyphs on it. They are generally abstract in ...
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“Trump” Mill

“Trump” Mill
We got a tour of this mining camp in central Idaho from the caretaker who lives on-site. He was very generous with his time and ...
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Last Updated on August 10, 2020 by Guy Starbuck