Starbuck's Exploring

Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

Category: Inyos, Whites, and East of the Sierras (page 1 of 4)

“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 the surrounding trees aren’t that tall. 

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Silver Canyon Cabin

In summer of 2014 and at the end of an exploring trip in the White Mountains of eastern California, we decided to take a little side trip to a cabin I had heard about. From what scarce history I could find on the place, there didn’t seem to be any mining activity in the area to justify a cabin at this location, so I was curious why it was there.

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“Sandstone” Cabin

We stumbled across this remote cabin back in 2010. Like so many cabins I come across, I haven’t been able to find the history on this one. I call it the “Sandstone” cabin because there is a bit of sandstone in the area, which is quite unusual. There are a few minor silver prospects nearby and I suspect this cabin was built to support one of them.

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White Mountains Wickiup

I had heard about a wickiup, high in the White Mountains, a while back and thought it would be an interesting find. The information I had didn’t give me the exact location and I really didn’t know if I would be even close (which is the case more often than not). But still thought I might have enough clues to track it down. This was not an area I had been to before, so after studying topo maps for a while I took a guess where it might be and planned my trip. If nothing else, it would be a nice hike in the pinyon pine forest.

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“Mineral Spring” Log Cabin

Micah, Ed and I did a lengthy cross-country hike out to a very remote log cabin high up in the mountains. It was an impressive find.

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