Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

Author: Guy Starbuck (page 1 of 73)

2018 Year End

For fun, I like to take a look back on the year and see what the top ten most viewed posts were. It’s always surprising to me to see what they are.

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Paiute Cave Pictographs

Inside of a collapsed lava tube in northern Arizona is a set of Virgin Anasazi pictographs. Caves were believed to be the entrance to the spirit world. 

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“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 found a few ore cars and a flooded staft station. 

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“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 to find other sites which aren’t too far away.

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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 from around the world called it and people would trek out there to answer. 

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