Hello, I’m Guy Starbuck. I love exploring the deserts and mountains of the Western United States. Most of my adventures are hikes to old mines, Native American rock art sites, or anything with some history. And the more remote the site is, the better!



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Sun Sword and Whale Rock Petroglyphs

Sun Sword and Whale Rock Petroglyphs
With a tip from a friend, I went out searching for a remote set of petroglyphs in the backcountry wilderness of Joshua Tree National Park ...
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“Hunting Grounds” Mill

“Hunting Grounds” Mill
Lost in the woods of cental Idaho, we found a Chilean style roller mill still full of ore waiting to be processed. The mill is ...
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Canebrake Skeleton Pictographs

Canebrake Wash Skeleton Pictographs
Hidden in a granite rock shelter near an ancient Kumeyaay village site is a set of unique pictographs. Most of these pictographs are typical of ...
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Lemoigne Mine

Lemoigne Mine
Jean François de Lamoignon (shortened to Jean or John Lemoigne), was a black-bearded Frenchman who differed from most of the other early Death Valley prospectors; ...
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Owlhead Mountains Slot Canyons

Owlhead Mountains Slot Canyons
Back in early 2019, I met up with Dale and Brian to explore some slot canyons in the southern reaches of Death Valley - namely ...
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Toroweap Overlook

Toroweap Point
High above the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon is Toroweap Overlook. It is the steepest cliff in the canyon with a 3,000-foot drop to ...
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Forest Rose Mill

Forest Rose Mill
During the summer of 2017, we visited a few cabins and mills in Montana. We covered a lot of ground and, while tiring, it was ...
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