Ghost towning steeped in mysteries of Old West
Just as traditional outdoors enthusiasts enjoy mountaineering or hiking, and tech-minded gadget lovers enjoy geocaching, ghost towners have their own agenda: seeking out, documenting and photographing towns that one day will cease to exist.
"We are a subset of the outdoors culture," said Clint Thomsen of Stansbury Park, Utah, who writes newspaper columns about the ghost towns he visits."If you're willing to drive around 200 miles along dirt roads and find something that's definitely crumbled, you're definitely part of the breed."
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Randll Reese Besch - 7/30/2008
There are web sites of recent ghost towns either fully abandoned or on the edge are illustrated.
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