Category: 4x4 Only

Travel

Sunset Mine

The Sunset Mine is located in the Old Dale Mining District just yards outside the Joshua Tree National Park boundary.…

Read More

Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
317
Travel

Carlyle Mine

The Carlyle Mine is a fairly popular explorers destination. There is a lot to draw an expolorer there. First of…

Read More

Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
265
Travel

Clair Camp

Clair Camp is a popular 4×4 destination located 5 miles east of Ballarat. The road up Pleasant Canyon is flanked…

Read More

Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
294
Travel

Herman Mine

The stamps at the Herman Mine still stand tall as of our visit in May 2016 despite several forest fires…

Read More

Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
484
Travel

Hite Cove

Hite Cove (aka Hites Cove) is small mining camp tucked along the Merced River. John Hite discovered gold here in…

Read More

Location
Mother Lode
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
276

Cerbat

Sometimes the temptation to go ghost towning and exploring abandoned mine shafts is overwhelming. On a family road trip from…

Read More

Location
Mojave
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
377
Add to favorites
Travel

Lippincott Lead Mine

The Lippincott Lead Mine aka Lead King Mine was discovered in 1906 and extensive works began by 1908. The mine,…

Read More

Location
Death Valley
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
530
Travel

Golden Egg Mine

Some of my favorite mines to explore are the one man operations. The Golden Egg Mine was bought in 1940…

Read More

Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
305

Masonic

Masonic is a true ghost town just a few miles north of Bodie. Originally founded as three towns by the…

Read More

Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
229
Travel

Jail Canyon

Several miles up the rugged and remote Jail Canyon exist the remarkably unaltered Corona Mine. The road up Jail Canyon…

Read More

Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
335
Add to favorites
Travel

Gold Hammer Mine

Years ago on a trip from Arizona near the California border I opened up my handy dandy topo to look…

Read More

Location
Mojave
Rating
1.00 / 5
Views
222
Add to favorites
Travel

Bonanza King Mine

Silver was found at the Bonanza King mine in 1880. By 1882 a large vein was struct valued at $1200…

Read More

Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
299
Travel

Red Cloud Mine

We stumbled upon the Red Cloud Mine on route from Pleasant Canyon to South Park Canyon in Death Valley. After…

Read More

Location
Death Valley
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
237
Travel

Moser Mine

The Moser Mine or Moser Claims are a series of workings shown on USGS Topo only as prospects. In actuality…

Read More

Location
Joshua Tree
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
311
Add to favorites
Travel

World Beater Mine

Located just east of Ballarat up Pleasant Canyon around the corner from Clair Camp only yards outside Death Valley National…

Read More

Location
Death Valley
Rating
5.00 / 5
Views
1443

Aurora

Aurora Nevada is a fascinating ex-ghost town with almost nothing too see. How can there be an ex-ghost town? Well,…

Read More

Location
Eastern Sierra's
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
249
Travel

Big Horn Mine

The Big Horn Mine is located in the southern part of Mojave National Preserve. Most noted for Hilltop House, a…

Read More

Location
Mojave
Rating
4.00 / 5
Views
207
Travel

Barker Ranch

Everyone knows the Barker Ranch as the Manson Family hideout and probable location for several Manson Family murder clandestine graves.…

Read More

Location
Death Valley
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
339
Travel

Feliciana Mine

Found this one merely by topo. The adit is 1400 feet long with stopes, winzes and drifts galore. We didn’t…

Read More

Location
Mother Lode
Rating
3.00 / 5
Views
276
Travel

Ryan Mine

Not much is known about the Ryan Mine except it has a 400′ deep shaft and produced 1700 tons of…

Read More

Location
Mother Lode
Rating
1.00 / 5
Views
218
Choose Page Layout
Header Position
Submenu Style