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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    My friends, I have very much enjoyed producing my 14-day journey along the Butterfield Overland Mail Route in 2018. Today, I have published the final installment of my 2018 Volume. I intend, one day, to trace the trail in its entirety, continuing this documentation style. The Land Rover is...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    I'm very proud to share with you one of my absolute favorite days of the trip, Day 11, where I experience Dog Canyon, boulder and do amateur archaeology at Hueco Tanks, and catch one of the most breathtaking reverse sunsets (where it paints Guadalupe Peak, Texas).
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    In this chapter, I leave Arizona via the Doubtful Canyon Pass. Perhaps the deadliest portion along the entire Butterfield Trail. Focal point of Cochise's War. Perhaps the first time the canyon has been viewed from the air.
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Detour from the historical Butterfield, high into the Chiricahua Mountains in the Coronado National Forest. Aerial footage from inside the range.🤙
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Day 9, Part 2 (Further exploration of Dragoon Springs, Fort Bowie / Apache Pass, Chiricahua National Monument, and the Coronado National Forest): I've enjoyed editing my footage, and have only several days left to complete my through-drive of the Butterfield in Arizona (should complete the...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Thank you! I appreciate the feedback, anything you'd like to see in more detail? I've got three or four more coming... finally at a break in studies and catching up on this. Thank you very much for the nice words. Are there any particular things you'd like to see more (or less) of? Thanks! I...
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    Iceland 2017

    Thank you for the information on the temperature. Hitting similar trip in October, same loadout (110 RTT). Any other advice for winter operation?
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Yet another day logged and published. As I research more of this trail, I find several vibrant communities exist online in the study of the Butterfield. One of the best ones I've found that I'd like to share with anyone else interested in this aspect of history is The Southern Trails Semi-Annual...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Thanks, y'all!! I'm glad people are enjoying this adventure. I've thoroughly enjoyed reliving the adventure through editing the film and telling the stories of the route's rich history. I recently finished the next day of my travel, and am excited to share it with all of you who have been...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Another day wrapped up. In this one, I visit the Oatman Flat Station, the Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, bike the Sonoran Desert's Butterfield Pass (it was off-limits to 4x4's during my visit), and head to Ironwood Forest National Monument.
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Thanks!! I'm glad to help raise awareness to such a cool part of our national history. I effectively ended my journey at Guadalupe Mountains. I appreciate the kind words. I fly a DJI Mavic Pro, the original model. I love it, it's very intuitive and fun to fly. My buddy purchased the Mavic...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Used some of the winter break (I'm currently back in school) to knock out another chapter of my solo trek across CA/AZ/NM/TX on the Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Route. Enjoy:
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Finally used the free time of the holidays to wrap up another chapter of my trip. Will add a few more still photos to this post soon.
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    It was unreal to explore. It is only accessible via riding/hiking. I came in from the North side, using google maps and some off-road Benchmark maps to determine where to drop in at. I linked up at the end of 'Dos Cabezas Road', parked my truck and rode in another 5-6 miles... it's all...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Thank you for the feedback!! Yeah, I agree, the audio mixing on the first one is a little off, depending on what kind of speakers/headphones you're using... I tried to mix the audio differently on the second one, to give more priority to the narration. It's a learning process. I appreciate the...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    :) It takes a little practice, but figuring out the Shutter Speed, F-Stop, and ISO are the biggest factors, it also depends on what light is available either naturally or that you can paint with. This was one of the best shots I've taken without painting anything artificially, this was 100%...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Day 2: One of my favorite things was this complete pool table, literally in the middle of nowhere (no towns, residence, etc visible for miles): Riding to the series of trestles, there are a good dozen smaller bridges you cross over thousand-foot drops, prior to arriving at the big one...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    Thanks, it was a challenge to get to some areas of the old route, especially in Arizona. I'm glad you're interested. I will be trying to share one video every week this summer (probably on Thursday afternoons) as I work my way through processing and editing the hours of film I shot. I would love...
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    Two Weeks on The Butterfield Overland Mail Stagecoach Trail [Anza-Borrego, California to Guadalupe Mountains, Texas]

    (cont.)--- Day 6 (Gila Valley Mesas, Petroglyphs, & Sonoran Mountains): Day 7 (Ironwood Forest National Monument, SASCO Ghost Town, & Picacho Peak): Day 8 (Tucson, Saguaro National Park, Cienega Creek Station, San Pedro River Crossing, & Tombstone): Day 9, pt. 1 (Dragoon Springs Station...
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