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    • November 26, 2019 1:34 AM EST

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      In this video I visit the Richmond Mine, a fascinating site in the Ruby Hill district of central Nevada.

       

       

      This is the tenth in a series of videos from my 2019 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. 

       

      Music:

      “Calming Acoustic Guitar” by Benji Jackson

      Licensed by AudioJungle

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      This post was edited by Ray Dunakin at November 26, 2019 3:09 AM EST
    • November 26, 2019 1:35 AM EST

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      In this video I visit the Monarch Mine, a historic mining camp in the Spruce Mountain district of eastern Nevada.

       

       

      This is the eleventh in a series of videos from my 2019 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. 

       

      Music:

      “Inspire Romantic Emotional Piano” by Sound Gallery

      Licensed by AudioJungle

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    • November 26, 2019 1:37 AM EST

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      In this brief video I visit an ancient log cabin boarding house at the site of the Latham Mine, in the Spruce Mountain district of eastern Nevada. This mine is also known as the Killie Mine.

       

       

      This is the twelvth in a series of videos from my 2019 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. 

       

      Music:

      “Casual Folk” by MusicDoctor

      Licensed by AudioJungle

      https://audiojungle.net/item/casual-folk/22103219

    • November 26, 2019 1:39 AM EST

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      In this video I visit the Black Forest Mine in the Spruce Mountain district of eastern Nevada, and find some great old machinery and artifacts.

       

       

      This is the thirteenth in a series of videos from my 2019 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. 

       

      Music:

      “Summer Flowers” by Iman Music Pro

      Licensed by AudioJungle

      https://audiojungle.net/item/summer-flowers/23992479

       

    • November 26, 2019 1:43 AM EST

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      In this video I visit the White Caps Mine and mill ruins in central Nevada, and check out some cool historic buildings and an enormous furnace.

       

       

      This is the fourteenth in a series of videos from my 2019 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. 

       

      Music:

      “Emotional Acoustic” by SoundRacoon

      Licensed by AudioJungle

      https://audiojungle.net/item/emotional-acoustic/24625165

       

    • November 26, 2019 1:44 AM EST

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      In this video I visit the Nivloc Mine, where I find a steel head frame, a large wooden trestle, mill ruins, old cabins and other cool stuff.

       

       

      This is the fifteenth in a series of videos from my 2019 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. 

       

      Music:

      “An Acoustic Guitar” by Happy Corporation

      https://audiojungle.net/item/an-acoustic-guitar/24424497

       

    • November 26, 2019 1:45 AM EST

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      In this video I visit the Goldome Mine and Mill, a modern abandoned mining facility in the Mojave desert. 

       

       

      The mill buildings have been badly vandalized. I had to use creative camera angles to minimize the extensive graffiti, and also retouched some shots. I refuse to give vandals the attention they crave.

       

      This is the sixteenth (and last) in a series of videos from my 2019 trip, where I explored old mines, mining camps, ghost towns and other historic sites in Nevada and the Mojave desert. 

       

      Music:

      “Western Background 4” by CineMedia

      https://audiojungle.net/item/western-background-4/20225736

    • November 26, 2019 3:04 AM EST
      • Vail, Az
         
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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • November 26, 2019 3:12 AM EST
      • West Grove, Pennsylvania
         
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      I love the stinger missiles on the roof. Ready for anything..............

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    • November 28, 2019 11:44 AM EST
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      I loved the last video. The missiles are great! You must get a lot of looks and have some interesting conversations with folks. Have fun!

    • November 29, 2019 2:28 AM EST

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      Thanks. That one was three years ago. After that trip I bought a drone and retired the rockets.  

       

    • March 27, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

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      On March 19th I had the rare (for me) opportunity to go to Mt. Laguna during a significant snow storm. It had already been snowing during the previous two days, so there was 6-8 inches of snow on the ground when I arrived, and more coming down.

       

      The trees were decorated with a heavy blanket of snow that turned stately pines into fanciful Christmas trees:


      Oaks and other deciduous trees were transformed as well:


      Winds were light, and I was able to make numerous flights with my drone. I flew it over, around, under, and between the snow-draped trees, often while snow was still falling, and captured some truly epic video footage and stills:


      I went home satisfied with the both the experience, and the amount of great video I had shot.

      Then...DISASTER!!

      I couldn't find the microSD card that had all of my best footage from the drone! Somehow I had lost it after putting in a new card. All I had were the last two, brief flights that were on the new card.

      Two days later after most of the snow had melted I went back to the place where I had removed the full card from the drone. This was on a little-used driveway to a private observatory. I searched through the remaining snow and ice that still covered portions of the asphalt, but no luck. :(


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    • March 27, 2020 7:32 PM EDT
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      Beautiful, Ray.  I love the snow ....... in pictures ...... mot so much in person.  Bummer about the video.  I can only imagine how good it would have been.  Thanks for sharing.

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    • March 27, 2020 9:14 PM EDT

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      Dan Hilyer said:

      Beautiful, Ray.  I love the snow ....... in pictures ...... mot so much in person.  Bummer about the video.  I can only imagine how good it would have been.  Thanks for sharing.

      Yeah, snow is beautiful to look at, and nice to visit briefly but I wouldn't want to deal with that much cold for very long. The toughest thing about flying the drone was that I couldn't use gloves. My fingers got painfully cold in a very shot time. At one point I pulled a soda out of the cooler, and thought something was wrong because it felt warm. Then I realized my fingers were just that much colder than the can!

       

    • April 16, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

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      Thanks to a late-season storm I was able to get enough footage to complete this video...

       

      Enjoy this stunning aerial tour of the scenic wonders of winter in the mountains! I shot this during several trips to the Laguna Mountains of San Diego County as winter storms decorated the landscape with snow and ice.

       

       

      https://youtu.be/CvxrC-skKFk

       

       

      Music: Winter Fantasy by Auralaxiom

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      https://audiojungle.net/item/winter-fantasy/5241991

       

      This post was edited by Ray Dunakin at April 17, 2020 1:32 PM EDT
    • April 17, 2020 4:59 AM EDT
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      When you think of San Diego, snow is the last thing that comes to mind.

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at April 19, 2020 2:32 PM EDT
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    • April 17, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

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      Yeah, we're lucky to have mountains only an hour away. Even there, it doesn't snow very often, just a few times each winter and some winters won't see much snow at all.

       

       

    • April 17, 2020 5:39 PM EDT
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      Great video, BTW. 

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    • April 17, 2020 8:15 PM EDT
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      Stunning video, Ray.  Thanks for sharing.

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    • April 22, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

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      BTW, during one of those flights, the props iced up and before I could bring the drone back, it went into emergency mode and landed. Fortunately it came down in a small clearing and not in the top of a tree.

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