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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Crescent Peak Arrastra

Crescent Peak Arrastra
I visited a fairly modern arrastra in southern Nevada not too long ago. It is mostly intact with the drag stones still in place. That ...
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“Super Cave” Pictographs

“Supercave” Pictographs
This is a sandstone rock shelter in southern Nevada with an interesting assortment of pictographs. Native American Southern Paiute and Mohave made their homes here ...
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Brooklyn Mine (Boulder Creek District)

Brooklyn Mine (Boulder Creek District)
I couldn't find much history on this spot. Only that it was worked in 1907 for silver, lead, zinc, and some copper. Reportedly it was ...
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Paiute Cave Pictographs

Paiute Cave Pictographs
Inside of a collapsed lava tube in northern Arizona is a set of Virgin Anasazi pictographs. They believed that caves were the entrance to the spirit world. This ...
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“Stanley” Mine

“Stanley” Mine
This silver mine, high in the mountains of Central Idaho, was a really fun one to explore. It's a very wet mine but inside we ...
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“Keystone Signpost” Petroglyphs

“Keystone Signpost” Petroglyphs
This lone petroglyph boulder is way out in a wash deep into the Joshua Tree wilderness. We suspect it served as a signpost to Indians ...
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Mojave Phone Booth

Mojave Phone Booth
Once upon a time, there was a phone booth way out in the middle of the Mojave desert. The phone booth was lonely. So people ...
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“Lost White” Log Cabin

“Lost White” Log Cabin
In June of 2018, we visited a remote log cabin high in the mountains. The cabin is built from some amazingly long logs. Most of ...
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Ancient Tomales Wall

Ancient Tomales Wall
Out on the northern peninsula of Point Reyes is an ancient Native American rock alignment. The Coastal Miwok tribe, whose ancestors are believed to have ...
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“Blackwater” Mine

“Blackwater” Mine
In the late summer of 2018, we made a visit to a remote mine in Idaho. The ruined inclined tramway was my main interest but ...
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Please Tread Lightly and Leave No Trace. Leave the places you find better than you found them. Take only photos and leave only footprints. Enjoy!


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