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  1. DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY

    The night after mining the Crabtree we had another great meal at Spruce Pine. We returned to emerald village for their Black Light Mine tour. This is a really neat concept. Basically Emerald village is an old timey mining reenactment / museum of sorts. This experience wasn't necessarily a mine...
  2. DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY

    During Labor Day weekend of 2021 we had a few free days. I was able to book a last minute room at the Alpine Inn near Little Switzerland, North Carolina. http://alpineinnnc.com/ This is within a few miles of Emerald Village, home to several famous mines and a really neat night time Black Light...
  3. NEW MEXICO GEOGLYPH

    It is from google earth. I think it might be volcanic, the geology of the region calls it a basalt uplift. Its about 100 miles south of Abiquiu. Maybe 30 miles or so south of Albuquerque. I think it is similar stone to the Malpais region but looks to be far older geologically from the satellite...
  4. NEW MEXICO GEOGLYPH

    I live in Ohio (in Amish country) where it is all private land. All of the city folks have bought up any land cheap where I grew up. 4+ years ago you could buy at 4-5K per acre, now it is 20k per acre. I have flipped 2 houses here and still cannot afford a primary residence. Even swamp land near...
  5. NEW MEXICO GEOGLYPH

    Lately in my spare time I have been preparing a so called "adventure map" in anticipation of hopefully moving west in about a year. While trying to map the old Spanish trail and some ruins in New Mexico I saw this and it really stood out to me. As TNET is the only real social media that I am...
  6. DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY

    Dont tempt me with a good time! If you want to private message me I would be glad to learn more about your property! Thanks, Aaron
  7. LA VENTANA

    CYZAK, Awesome Photo! Thanks for the response. Is the slope of the Rio Grande Pyramid in your photo the southern slope? IN this picture from google earth there is the south slope of the pyramid next to a place called the window. Is this what would identify La Ventana? ... actually from some...
  8. LA VENTANA

    I am reading Lost Treasures on the Old Spanish Trail, by George A. Thompson. As i read i am generally making maps and reference points. He is mentioning a landmark on pg38. He says "Along the trail there is an unmistakable landmark, LA VENTANA, a natural doorway some 200' high at the crest of...
  9. OHIO AREA

    Thank you sir! I will start pulling at that thread.
  10. DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY

    We usually spend 4th of july week in South Carolina. One of those days I will usually book a trip to shark tooth island. This is an island in the Savannah river. Basically there is periodic dredging of the river for ship traffic. The layer they are dredging is considered "fossil rich". They then...
  11. OHIO AREA

    HAS ANYONE FOUND ANYTHING IN OHIO? Markers? Signs? Anything you can share is appreciated.
  12. OHIO AREA

    HAS ANYONE FOUND ANYTHING IN OHIO? Markers? Signs? Anything you can share is appreciated.
  13. DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY

    There is an decrepit/ abandoned hotel in Ely. It used to go by the name of Annie's. Its been a frequent talking point in our home about how we afford to purchase and remodel it. We really loved Ely. That whole country would be great to see on a bike.
  14. DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY

    Thanks Arfie! My brother lived in Bend for a while, he said it was beautiful out that way. One of these days i'll make it that far, hopefully!
  15. DOCUMENTING MY JOURNEY

    Typically when I make it to the Spriggs claim, I also try to make a Pilgrimage to Ohio's Great Serpent Mound and Caesars Creek state park. If you have never been to the Serpent mound I would highly recommend it. Although it has been damaged and mismanaged over the years, it truly is awe...
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