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Hello, I’m Guy Starbuck. I love exploring backcountry locations in the deserts and mountains of the Western United States. Most of my adventures are hikes to historical mines, Native American rock art sites, and anything else with some history. For me, the more remote the site is, the better. Click on the links below to come along with me on an adventure!

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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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“S & O” Cabin

“S & O” Cabin
As is often the case, I know about a ton of places but never have the time to visit them. This backcountry cabin out in ...
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Palen Tank Petroglyphs

Palen Tank Petroglyphs
I recently followed an ancient Native American trail out to a water tank and petroglyph site. What got my attention to this site was the ...
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“Holbrook” Prospect

“Holbrook” Prospect
I stumbled across this remote mining prospect and cabin site in the wilds of Death Valley. I've looked through my books but I couldn't find ...
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“Black Hands” Pictographs

“Black Hands” Pictographs
I found these solitary black pictographs hidden under a pile of granite boulders out in Joshua Tree National Park. The pictographs here are very faded ...
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Nampaweap Petroglyphs

Nampaweap Petroglyphs
The Nampaweap petroglyph site is a large site in a basalt canyon next to Mount Trumbull. The name Nampaweap is a Paiute phrase that means ...
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“American Family” Mine

“American Family” Mine
This is a small but interesting modern mine camp with some equipment still left on-site. The mine was probably last worked in the 1980s but ...
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Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Guy Starbuck