I’d Rather Be in Panamint City: Backpacking A Death Valley Ghost Town

Panamint City, Death Valley, CA. Panamint City is a ghost town deep in the Panamint Mountains of Death Valley. It’s historic, well preserved and hard to reach. More than 130 years after Panamint City’s peak as a silver boomtown, it looks a lot like a post-modern apocalyptic summer camp. Abandoned cabins, trash sculptures, mining tunnels,…



Reduce, reuse, recycle

Darwin, California. To be clear, Darwin, California is not a ghost town and never has been. It has had some close calls since 1875 when it got a post office and became a hub for silver and lead mining. It’s survived smallpox, fires and the closing of the Anaconda mine. Driving into Darwin, the mine…