One of my reasons for the trip west was to take a second look at some property I'm interested in purchasing in the desert. The owner has several parcels for sale and beneath those parcels are several small mines and four large ones, three of which actually connect, creating a network of tunnels that run for mile and come up in all sorts of distant places. I've now logged four solid days in these tunnels and barely seen a small percentage of the underground space though I've walked for miles--it's incredible.
No water or power on site, but I'm researching alternatives and seriously thinking this could be my new vacation home/secret lair/end of times retreat.
And if any of my friends are interested in scenic, remote desert land surrounded by BLM wilderness land with the nearest neighbors being about 15 miles away, hit me up. I can't buy ALL his land but he's looking to get rid of it all and there's some real possibilities here for a cabin/trailer homestead site, even if it means you'd have me and the dogs for neighbors.