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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Death Valley National Park Day 1 - Aguereberry Camp and Eureka Mine - Part 3

21 comments:

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

What a wonderfully exciting adventure, Gaelyn. You guys are very brave stepping into an old mine - that's the stuff memories are made of! GREAT shots of a fascinating place! Looking forward to the next installment.....

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

OH! I LOVE your new banner! The sunset is rather breathtaking!

Janie said...

Abandoned houses, cars and mines are always fun to explore, if you dare.
Great moon shot over the desert hills.

Bill S. said...

One of these years when some of my responsibilities subside, I am going to be a semi-wanderer. Great experiences you are having. Keep sharing.

mountain.mama said...

Have you ever been to South Pass, Wyoming? Parts of your hike reminded me of it. Lots of cool old stuff and a restored town. Anyway, that is a spectacular new header!!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

This is an exciting trip for me as an onlooker. The countryside there is beautiful in a solitary way.

Natural Moments said...

I hope the miners found what they were truly looking for by digging consciously into the darkness just beneath the surface.

Looks like an interesting place. I am contemplating moving to the desert for a few months this January.

Ruth said...

I have spent some time catching up on your posts. Nice to see the Hoover Dam again. And I really like sundogs. I have to return and spend more time in Utah, AZ and NV exploring this interesting area. Death Valley is not a summer destination though I would imagine.

Martha Z said...

Great color in that new head.
Looks like you had fun poking around in that mine stuff. There are a lot of interesting artifacts in the Eastern Sierra and they make great subjects for photgraphers.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a desolate place this is. No wonder these miners were so tough.

Bibi said...

You have no idea how you are luring me to travel like you do, and will, one day, God-willing. I am reliving Death Valley (sounds odd to say that somehow!) and have a great bw photo of an old rusting car I took over 30 years ago...I must dig it out and see if it is the same one...

Firefly said...

I am trying to imagine mining life in this unforgiving landscape. Must have been hell. Literally.

Small City Scenes said...

Aren't you having just so much fun!!! Boy if all those relics could tell their stories. I would sure be listening in. MB

dowhatyoulove said...

Looks like a fun adventure! Its amazing the places and conditions people will live in all in the name of gold.

Exploring a mine shaft would be an interesting adventure.... I'm not sure I would have the courage to do that.

Thats great that you peer into the items and read their story, whether its what really happened to the item, or the life that the item has dreamed for itself.

Barb said...

Hmmmmm - wondering if you found any lovers' bones in that house or car? I see that the pack rat isn't the Kangaroo Rat. Love the moon over the mountain.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: It certainly shows how the desert reclaims its area. I think that is a 1950's car.

RuthieJ said...

I truly never thought there would be so much to see in Death Valley!
(in Minnesota, Skidoo is a snowmobile)

A human kind of human said...

What a fascinating post. Is that an old refridgerator in the old house?

Rambling Woods said...

I always need a drink of water after I look at your hiking photos. LOL. I don't know that I could have been brave enough to look anywhere in that cave ...Michelle

Silver Fox said...

I love old stuff in the desert, and old mines, though I've never been to these. Thanks for posting these neat pics!

SVV said...

I love exploring mines. We always stop by a few of them when dirt-biking in Mojave. Speaking of, what are the rules regarding OHV in Death Valley and do you have any recommendations? I think I might lobby for a trip there next year when we do our annual desert trip. :-)

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