Abandoned/derelict sites

Cabrito

I come in Peace
Marin Headlands hike just outside of San Francisco
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.8407915,-122.5473422,15z/data=!5m1!1e4?hl=en

Battery Unknown (above Battery Townsley)





Between the Battery Unknown on secondary trail (My first time) on the way to Hill 88

I wonder if these were originally actual sandbags that became solid over time.


Surprised to see this so exposed. I wanted to go under/inside, but looked dangerous.






And then another sandbagged location facing the other direction.
 

BritKLR

Kapitis Indagatoris
We love the old, historic, souls of the past.......we're very lucky to live in the ghost town of Tungsten, Co. or what's left of it. There is so much mining history and artifacts in the area we have a collection of the pieces and parts stacked as a bit of a memorial to those toiled here. (please note: All pieces recovered on our private property, nothing removed from NFS or Open Space lands.) It's amazing what you'll run across while hiking throuh the forest. There is still old miners shacks, trash, mining equipment being consumed by the earth and forest.

Our building was designed to match the old mining building of the past.
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The town of Tungsten, Colorado in the very early 1900's.
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The Memorial pile........each pieces has it's own story.
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A photo of the mine head and men working it on our property from the early 1920's.
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Maybe a 40-50 year old pull-tab beer can just sitting in the forest 5 miles from our house.Can you imagine the boys just sitting in the forest drinking a "Bud" after a long day underground?
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Cutting off an old water pump pipe while constructing our shop. No clue how deep it went, only knew our tractor couldn't lift it out.
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Cabrito

I come in Peace
The memorial pile is really cool. To think that each piece was designed and produced to perform a specific function that was integral to making something complete. Good stuff!

We love the old, historic, souls of the past.......we're very lucky to live in the ghost town of Tungsten, Co. or what's left of it. There is so much mining history and artifacts in the area we have a collection of the pieces and parts stacked as a bit of a memorial to those toiled here. (please note: All pieces recovered on our private property, nothing removed from NFS or Open Space lands.) It's amazing what you'll run across while hiking throuh the forest. There is still old miners shacks, trash, mining equipment being consumed by the earth and forest.

Our building was designed to match the old mining building of the past.


The town of Tungsten, Colorado in the very early 1900's.


The Memorial pile........each pieces has it's own story.
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A photo of the mine head and men working it on our property from the early 1920's.
 

BritKLR

Kapitis Indagatoris
The memorial pile is really cool. To think that each piece was designed and produced to perform a specific function that was integral to making something complete. Good stuff!
Thanks! Yeah, they would all have a great story and I would love to know more......As for function, I repurposed the old belt wheel, water pipe and mining track into our our dinner table. So, it still gets to work on the land it's been a part of for over 100 years. DFEFC4A1-4282-4039-B5A2-33A880DE1274.jpeg
 

pith helmet

Well-known member
This vid was featured on the site recently. Posting here for the visit to the abandoned radar station they camp at about half way through. I enjoyed this entire vid, as plain as its production is by 2021 standards....it reminded me of old Jaques Cousteau or Nat Geo docs.

 

Cabrito

I come in Peace
Not really overlanding, but I went boat camping on the Delta in the SF Bay Area.

I'm sure this place was jumping back in the day.





Then we passed this sunken dream



 
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