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    • March 24, 2019 10:13 AM EDT
      • Pleasanton, California
         
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      Thanks for more Nevada mining Info. it helps greatly with my mining research.  I noticed you commented on a TVR Exploring mine video ("Fantastically Preserved Old Mine Out in The Desert") last year.  I found some very interesting info. about one of the miners (maybe owner? name on a small bench) of the mine and the Fuse bag found in the mine. I left comments on the video with info. about the Miner and Fuse bag. Your recent trip brought you within 10 miles of this mine.  I located (location secret) this mine once I found the Miners name and the area where he lived, hours of Google Earth revealed the location.  He was active from the late 1800s into early 1900s shows how old this mine is. I will e-mail you more info. Thanks again for more fun in the desert. 

       

       

       

      This post was edited by Dan DeVoto at March 24, 2019 10:14 AM EDT
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    • March 24, 2019 11:29 AM EDT
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      Ray, Have you snooped around Pershing County, NV?  Lots of abandon mine buildings, cemeteries, etc.

      Some of them might be unobtainable with Megaweapon, but nothin says you can't tow an ATV on a trailer.

    • March 24, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

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      Thanks guys! 

       

      John, I have spent some time in Pershing County, most recently in 2016. I don't get up that way very often. I'd like to explore it more but it's a bit far to go in the limited amount of time I have on these trips. 

    • March 25, 2019 10:56 AM EDT
      • Spokane Valley, Washington St.
         
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      It's time for retirement, Ray!

      I enjoy looking for what few old mining structures remain up in Northern Idaho, But Cal, Nev and Az have much more to look for.

      I wish I were younger, I'd take look around your desert country.

      So I'll see it thru your eyes!

      Thanks for the effort to edit and post all of it on your web site.

    • April 3, 2019 2:20 AM EDT

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      I had another opportunity to go out to the desert again last week, to get more photos of the "super bloom".
      I went out Thursday just past noon, spent the night out there, and returned late Friday afternoon. This time
      there were more flowers blooming in more places, and also some of cacti and shrubs were blooming.

      Here's Megaweapon on a section of old, abandoned highway:


      You can see the rest of the photos in my latest post, in the "Adventures of Megaweapon" thread:

      https://www.toyota-4runner.org/5th-gen-t4rs/225575-adventures-megaweapon-18.html#post3264383

       

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    • April 3, 2019 10:26 PM EDT
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      And why is that abandon highway in better shape then the roads I drive on regularly around here?

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    • April 4, 2019 8:53 AM EDT
      • Pleasanton, California
         
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      Ray, you're going to get a ticket for driving on the wrong side of the road

      Great photos, Thanks.

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    • April 4, 2019 3:16 PM EDT
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      Great photos, as usual Ray. The flowers are a statement of how nature thrives in places we humans find a challenge. 

      Well, if you come to the UK - or one or two other countries who drive on the correct side of the road you will adapt quite rapidly.  

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    • April 16, 2019 10:14 PM EDT

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      https://youtu.be/p4XaLmLaoOk

       

       

      <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/p4XaLmLaoOk" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

       

       

      This year the desert experienced a "super bloom" of flowers. I was very fortunate to be able to take several short trips to the southern end of the Anza-Borrego desert, and shot hours of footage to create this five-minute video. You'll see a variety of colorful flowers, great scenery, butterflies, and other insects, all set to music. Includes narration plus names of many of the flowers.

       

      Music: 

      "Spring" 

      by Music2Media

      Licensed by AudioJungle

      https://audiojungle.net/item/spring/9713830

    • April 17, 2019 2:58 AM EDT
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    • April 17, 2019 8:02 PM EDT
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      Great video, Ray.  Growing up and living in the southeast I've never developed an appreciation for the desert and its inhabitants.  Your videos, especially this one, have educated me on the beauty and diversity of the desert.  I never knew it could be so colorful.  Wow.  Many thanks for sharing.

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    • May 11, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

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      I made another trip to the desert Wednesday night. Winds were fierce during the night, with gust of 55 mph! On Thursday it was a little better but still too windy to fly my drone or do some of the other things I had planned. However, I still had a great time, and saw some amazing things. Best of all, I saw and photographed some interesting birds, including a hummingbird with two young in the nest.

      Dawn in the desert:


      Hummingbirds in nest...I think these are Costa's Hummingbirds:


      I also saw this female Western Tanager:


      And this male Wilson's warbler:


      Just before I left, I spotted the nest of a Red Tail Hawk, and got this photo of a chick in the nest:


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    • May 11, 2019 6:45 AM EDT
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      Nice work, Ray, how did you ever spot the hummingbird nest?

       

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    • May 11, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

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      Jerry Bohlander said:

      Nice work, Ray, how did you ever spot the hummingbird nest?

       

      I first saw it when I was out there about two and half weeks ago. I was shooting some video in the area and noticed a hummingbird hanging out near or on this one particular shrub. Since it's nesting season I figured it might have a nest there, or at least nearby. The nest is only about 3 feet above the ground, but still hard to see unless you're looking for it.

       

       

    • May 11, 2019 7:35 PM EDT
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      3 feet above the ground. Nothing like setting low goals.

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    • May 11, 2019 8:08 PM EDT
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      That was beautiful, Ray. I lived in the California desert between '85 -'88, and I never paid attention to the actual beauty of the plants

    • May 11, 2019 11:08 PM EDT
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      Great photos, Ray.  I really enjoy your adventures, I get to experience the beauty of the desert and never have to leave my desk .  Thanks for sharing.

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    • May 13, 2019 8:03 AM EDT
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      Thanks Ray  …. We have Humping birds ( my farther in-law's nickname ) but I have yet to find there nest …. 

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