1900s Abandonded miners cabin, Mineral County

I met up with my hiking buddy, Eduardo, a few weekends ago in the western Nevada (Mineral County) desert. We did a couple of five hour hikes to some remote and long forgotten miner’s cabins tucked away in the hills. There were no roads, heck, there wasn’t even a trail. We went cross-country. We made a long loop out of this trip. Anyway, they aren’t the easiest places to reach. This is one of the cabins we hiked to.

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“Tower” Canyon Ruins

This is a remote Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) ruin site with many ruined towers and cliff dwellings. I had read about the site some time ago and was eager go check it out. The site is not hard to reach, but hours of hiking and climbing are required to reach some of the ruins. I certainly wasn’t able to explore it all and need to return. The canyon bottom has a creek that probably has water all year and the people who lived here likely farmed crops.

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Single stamp mill ruin, Mineral County

Recently, I was out exploring around Mineral county in western Nevada with Ed. (We were looking for old mines and cabins; of course.) And we stumbled across this old mine site with some colorful tailings while hiking to another mine. We didn’t expect to see anything along the way, so this was a pleasant surprise. We haven’t researched the history of the site yet but it is old; pre-WWII by my guess. Perhaps, it is pre-1930s as well? It looks like a small operation, so I doubt we will be able to come up with much anyway.

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“Bristlecone” Cabin

So a few weekends or so ago, Micah and I took some time and hiked up to a suspected cabin site high in the mountains. I wasn’t sure what we were going to find up there. I thought the only remains we would find of the old cabin site would be a few 2x4s and some sheet metal laying on the ground. That would be ok though. Historical trash is neat. Anyway, it would be a nice hike and I need the exercise. There was a storm brewing and it was dropping snowflakes on us occasionally.

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Welcome to Starbuck’s Exploring. I’m still working on the redesign of the site. I am slowly adding new trips and old ones. Thank you for your patience.

This website is mainly a collection of some of my photos from explorations around the southwest US. I spend as much time as I can hiking and off-roading to rarely visited places in the deserts and mountains of California, Nevada and Utah. These trip reports are a few of my sojourns. I hope you will find this site a useful and enjoyable resource. Please be careful out there.