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 old 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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“Apricot and Syrup” Mine

“Apricot and Syrup” Mine
Back in February of 2012, Dan and I did some exploring to see what was left of this old mine. We had known about it ...
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Johnny Shoshone Spring

Johnny Shoshone Spring
A few years back, we visited little-known Johnny Shoshone Spring inside of Death Valley National Park. It is a place I’ve been curious about for ...
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“Bighorn Boulder” Camp

“Boulder” Camp
Back in 2012, one of my mine exploring trips got canceled at the last minute, so I suddenly had some free time on my hands ...
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“Base of Queen Mountain” Pictograph Boulder

“Base of Queen Mountain” Pictographs
Back in 2012, I decided to go out to Joshua Tree National Park and see if I could find a small pictograph site hidden in ...
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Mule Canyon Ruins

Mule Canyon Ruins
This is a remote Ancestral Pueblo (Anasazi) ruin site with many ruined towers and cliff dwellings. I had read about this site some time ago ...
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1900s Blacksmith Cabin

1900s Blacksmith Cabin
I met up with my hiking buddy, Eduardo, back in 2012 and we ventured out in the western Nevada desert. We did a couple of ...
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Mineral County Single Stamp Mill

Mineral County Single Stamp Mill
In late spring of 2012, I was out exploring the hills around Mineral county in western Nevada with my friend Ed. (We were looking for ...
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Last Updated on November 27, 2020 by Guy Starbuck