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Old 06-11-2014, 01:33 PM   #1
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BASS Camp - Trail Ride to Old Mine Experience in Nevada

There are 3 pages that I found online talking about this house built under a rock way out in the middle of the wilderness.

All three said they would never disclose where it is due to vandals. I have a hard time thinking vandals are going to go hundreds of miles out of their way, buy a jeep or ATV, spend hundreds of dollars in fuel simply to grafitti a house where no one will ever see their "work."

I also have a great distaste for the "i discovered it, look at my photos, but no, you can't go there after me" mentality.

In the spirit of freedom, open information, and sharing nature with other Jeepers (part of the jeep way of life) I have located the sight and listed two sets of coordinates below. the first one is the site, and the second is essentially your trail head.

beware, I have only researched upon other's photos. I have not been there, do not know the risks involved, land use rights, and trail difficulty. if you plan on making this trip, be safe, be informed, always be armed, and always go in at least pairs.


Site Coordinates:
38.198089, -118.431539

Coordinates of Last identified road (NFD 200) terminal point on Google Maps:
38.212106, -118.424320

these two points are about 1 mile apart. on the attached snapshot, the site marker is on the left and the trail head is on the right.

I don't want this post taken down because someone got mad I used their photo, so if you want to see photos of the house under a rock, google: Roy Ladd bass camp

click on the first hit and you'll see some photos.

more info:

https://sites.google.com/site/minaat...west/bass-camp

lets share landmarks, not hide them away believing others are inferior or will always destroy something, that is not the jeep way of life.

key words:

Albert Andrew Bass, Anna Bass, cabin under the rock, house under the rock, mina nevada, roy ladd, gold uranium silver lead mine, 1930's, boulder


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Times 2 on that comment.. If you don't want to disclose something keep your mouth shut, no one likes a braggart ...

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Old 06-21-2014, 11:42 AM   #3
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There are many other places like this that have been destroyed by idiots, over and over again. You should have not let the cat out of the bag. I would like you to visit this place in about a year and see if it is still in good shape. Of course you wouldn't know, you just blabbered out where it is and didn't even go there yourself. I know you got this from wayalife and I believe they did say you could get there with 2wd and showed pics. of 2wd trucks their.Here is a small example of a place I like to go , and what happens when idiots go their. Probably unlike you, a group of us banded together and cleaned it up.
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Willysdave, thanks to you and your group for making that spot right again. If I were ever to fight that location, natural is how I would like it. Tread lightly y'all.
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there are many other places like this that have been destroyed by idiots, over and over again. You should have not let the cat out of the bag. I would like you to visit this place in about a year and see if it is still in good shape. of course you wouldn't know, you just blabbered out where it is and didn't even go there yourself. i know you got this from wayalife and i believe they did say you could get there with 2wd and showed pics. Of 2wd trucks their.here is a small example of a place i like to go , and what happens when idiots go their. probably unlike you, a group of us banded together and cleaned it up.
You have some interesting statements here of a somewhat volatile nature. I'd like to address them:

I was reading about southwestern trail experiences online and stumbled across it on website "starbucks exploring." Yes, upon researching the site keywords themselves, the other site you mentioned did come up as a hit but they were not the source of my discovering it.

willysdave, there are many landmarks and hidden sites in my area that I have found and always make it a point to share with others. I do believe when it comes to nature that we should always share with others. hiding things away, or presenting the message like starbuck's exploring did, "please don't ask for directions" CAN in my opinion sometimes send the message to people that enjoying the thrills of nature is sometimes exclusionary, and as someone who truly identifies with the jeep way of life, being exclusionary is not in my playbook. It is a beautiful site, and although it is out of my US regional area, it is definitely on my list to visit as soon as I can afford to travel that far for a wheeling trip. I appreciate the documenting that others have done including the WOL and starbucks exploring, and want nothing more than for more people to be able to enjoy it.

I do not want to see the site damaged in any way and would never be a proponent of that. However implying that supplying location information and directions to a hidden treat is the same thing as damaging it, I don't agree with. If we kept everything hidden away because we were worried about it getting broken, what kind of world would we live in? not to mention it directly contradicts the values of the jeeping community and treading lightly. We don't teach vandals anything by cutting them off from everything in the world, but rather by leading by example. The attitude of: "this is for me to enjoy but not for you" has no place here or on any other jeep forum.

I am somewhat hurt by your comment: "probably unlike you..."

With respect willysdave, you don't know me, haven't met me, and if you had, you'd realize you couldn't be further from the truth... I am very quiet spoken for the most part, have spent additional hours on trails stopping to pick up empty two liters and beer cans to prevent the FS from shutting down the trail, and I would like to think that most other people would do the same.

lastly to your point about blurting out the location without going there.

When I see something unique and beautiful my instinct is to share. this falls in line with the jeep community and what jeeping is all about. I want to go visit this house under the rock as soon as possible, BUT I also want others to visit it as soon as possible as well. Thus, unlike others who i respectfully disagreed with, I chose to share the location of this place so others may be able to enjoy it as well.

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Times 2 on that comment.. If you don't want to disclose something keep your mouth shut, no one likes a braggart ...
with respect EasyE2,

I did want to disclose it. I resent the volatility of your command: "keep your mouth shut" and the name calling of "braggart." It is not welcome here. I am more than happy to debate with you in a respectful manner if you would like to continue, however I feel I have extensively laid out my points and reasoning on the issue in my post just moments ago to willysdave.

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with respect EasyE2,

I did want to disclose it. I resent the volatility of your command: "keep your mouth shut" and the name calling of "braggart." It is not welcome here. I am more than happy to debate with you in a respectful manner if you would like to continue, however I feel I have extensively laid out my points and reasoning on the issue in my post just moments ago to willysdave.

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my apologies, EasyE2, i mistakenly thought your reply came after willys, not before.


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