The Ghost In The Mountain: A Short Story
He turned off the highway onto the gravel road, stopping at the gate. A heavy chain hung between two crumbling pylons that blocked the entrance. He climbed out of his truck, fumbling for the key in his pocket then opened the lock. He repeated the process past the gate. Beyond him, California Mine Road stretched…
The Shell Game
What is a land patent without a way to reach it? Worthless. Did you know that “legal access” is a scam term that has nothing to do with your ability to get onto your land and enjoy it? A very important case for the right of access: United States v. 9,947.71 Acres of Land, Etc.…
Batten Down The Hatches: Winter’s Comin’
It was time.
You’d think that after being lost two – no three previous times in the woods that I’d get a clue but no…. I did it again about two and a half weeks ago on a small mountain surrounded by the Colville National Forest. I got lost on our own claim, which is fairly remote. I…
Do we possess the key to a hidden fortune?
Setting Up Camp
Time to explore.
The Hike From Hell To Get To Paradise
The view is extraordinary from the top of our claim: breathtaking. But for a few trees in the way, a panorama of hills and valleys stretches for miles. The day I first made it all the way, the sky was a beautiful blue with clouds spread throughout. The climb was unanticipated and hellish but my…
Clues that things are
Ghosts Of Mining Past
For those who don’t believe in ghosts, think about the science of energy: it can be transformed or transferred but not destroyed. Now think about the human consciousness as energy: our emotions and innate instincts possibly leaving impressions in a time-space continuum. To get to the point, I believe ghosts are energy remnants and I…
You Can Come Knocking But You Can’t Come In