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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Angel Canyon Ruin

Angel Canyon Ruin
A couple of months ago, we took a quick trip to Utah. One of the places we visited was a small set of Anasazi ruins ...
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Lady Lou Mine

Lady Lou Mine
Every once in a while, a friend will email me and ask if I have been to some old remote and obscure mine that has ...
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“Early Californian” Mine

“Early Californian” Mine
On a trip in 2005, we were hiking through thick Sierra Nevadan forest in search of an old mine with a long tramway. It turned ...
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Jackrabbit Mine

Jackrabbit Mine
This mine was worked as early as the 1880s and produced $2.5M dollars before 1906. It continued to be active until 1959. That is a ...
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Whiskey Flat Petroglyphs

Whiskey Flat Petroglyphs
This is a small native hunting and habitation site I went to check out. It is along a prehistoric deer migration route. Native Americans set ...
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Newberry Cave Pictographs

Newberry Cave Pictographs
Nestled high in the mountains above Barstow, Newberry Cave sits quiet and unassuming. Caves and pictographs are both rare in the Mojave desert; this is ...
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“Piute” Stamp Mill

“Piute” Stamp Mill
With a tip from our friends at Explore Historic California, we found a small three stamp mill in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Not much is ...
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