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Hiking and exploring backcountry locations of the Western United States.

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Belden Arrastra and Petroglyphs

I had looked for this arrastra some time ago but instead found another mining camp. That ended up being a good trip even without finding my elusive target. Still, it wasn’t an arrastra.

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Halloran Arrastra

A few months back, I was out in the Eastern Mojave exploring around (which is pretty normal for me). This time, however, I was looking for an old mining site with an arrastra. There aren’t too many arrastras left out in the wild, so finding one is always a treat and I’ve made it a little side project to visit each one out in the Eastern Mojave that I could.

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“Gearwheel” Arrastra

It is a bit of a hike to reach this old arrastra site and camp. Looks like it was used mainly during the 1930s Great Depression, but the tin cans suggest it was used earlier than that. We found a small mine nearby.

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Cole’s Flat Arrastra

This arrastra is located deep within the China Lake Naval Weapon Center. We had permission to be on the base.

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Coso

We were lucky enough to be invited on to China Lake Naval Weapon Center to do some volunteer restoration work on the historic Coso ghost town site. After work, we checked out a few other sites and spend the night here. What an awesome time we had! Everyone had a great time!

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