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Hello, I’m Guy Starbuck. I love exploring backcountry locations in the deserts and mountains of the Western United States. Most of my adventures are hikes to historical mines, Native American rock art sites, and anything else with some history. For me, the more remote the site is, the better. Click on the links below to come along with me on an adventure!

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“Beef Man” Mine

A while back I took a few days off and went to Montana to do some mine exploring with my friend Gabe. He said he ...
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Cave of the White Orbs

Cave of the White Orbs
Hidden in the rocks of Joshua Tree is a small pictograph rock shelter called the Cave of the White Orbs. Not long ago, I had ...
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Southern Nevada Mine

Southern Nevada Mine
The Southern Nevada Mine was an early mine in the Searchlight District and started out with the Spokane Shaft in the 1900s. In the first ...
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Clark’s Pass Bullseye

Clark’s Pass Bullseye
World War II saw lots of training in the deserts of the southwest (and I'll probably visit more of these sites as time goes on) ...
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Owlhead Mountains Fuel Tank and Dart

Owlhead Mountains Drop Tank and Dart
You never know what you will find in the desert. My friends Dale and Brian hiked with me out to an intact military aerial target ...
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Garrett’s Arch

Garrett’s Arch
I like arches. And this trip is a nice cross-country hike into the granite maze that is the Wonderland of Rocks. Finding the arch is ...
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“Hidden Handprint” Pictographs

“Hidden Handprint” Pictographs
Deep in the Wonderland of Rocks is a special rock shelter. Once used by the Serrano, it is a sacred place. They must have gathered ...
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Last Updated on May 22, 2021 by Guy Starbuck