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“Antelope Cottonwood” Mill

“Antelope Cottonwood” Mill

We found this small modern mill that seems often overlooked on a back road in a remote area of California ...
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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 ...
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“Avalanche” Stamp Mill

“Avalanche” Stamp Mill

I came across notes of this stamp mill years ago while doing my normal research. It was a small silver ...
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“Base of Queen Mountain” Pictographs

“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 ...
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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 ...
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“Born Again” Pictographs

“Born Again” Pictographs

Hidden a few miles into the monzogranite maze wilderness of the Joshua Tree National Park lies the “Born Again” Pictograph ...
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“Boulder” Camp

“Boulder” Camp

One of my mine exploring trips got canceled at the last minute, on a weekend a few months ago, so ...
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“Bristlecone” Cabin

“Bristlecone” Cabin

Back in May of 2012, Micah and I took some time to go hiking and try and find a suspected ...
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“Chalcedony” Cabin

“Chalcedony” Cabin

On a scorching late spring day in 2015, we journeyed out to a lonely cabin in the central heart of ...
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“Circle Sun Ledge” Pictographs

“Circle Sun Ledge” Pictographs

Hidden on a small and inconspicuous ledge, deep in the Joshua Tree wilderness, is an interesting pictograph site. When we ...
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“Death Valley Sleeping Circles”

“Death Valley Sleeping Circles”

I met up with Dan and we headed out to see if we could find a native trail and large ...
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“Death Valley Tuff” Petroglyphs

“Death Valley Tuff” Petroglyphs

What is truly amazing about this small petroglyph site in Death Valley is that it is in plain view and people pass ...
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“Distant Thunder” Canyon Petroglyphs

“Distant Thunder” Canyon Petroglyphs

A few years ago, I had a nice hike up this sandy canyon to check out some algae fossils and ...
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“Early Californian” Mine

“Early Californian” Mine

On a trip in 2005, we were hiking through thick Sierra Nevadan forest in search of an old mine with ...
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“Funeral Hoodoo” Pictographs

“Funeral Hoodoo” Pictographs

I've been out to this hidden pictograph site in Death Valley National Park a few times over the years. Our first ...
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“Gearwheel” Arrastra

“Gearwheel” Arrastra

It is a bit of a hike to reach this old arrastra site and camp. Looks like it was used ...
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