Originally Posted by my1979impala
people are finding such cool thing!!!! this might be dumb but how do you all go about finding things like abondened buildings and towns? do you just drive around till you find something or is there some type of website that has places listed or what? id love to start exploring these types of places but i have no idea where to start. im in boone, nc btw
Out West we have lots of wide open public land to explore. I track down old 1800s maps and then follow the old dirt trails and roads shown on them.
I found this abandoned stagecoach station in the middle of nowhere:
On another trip a few miles south of there I parked my Jeep alongside a fairly well used dirt road, and on a hunch, walked up a rocky gulch where I figured the old trail must have gone and found these stagecoach tracks and writing on the rocks nearby: