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wayoflife
06-17-2012, 11:02 PM
Back in 1860, gold was discovered in the heart of the Owens Valley and by 1864, a hole burrowed into the side of the Inyo Mountains known as the Eclipse Mine was said to be the richest in the State of California. Later renamed the Reward by the Reward Consolidated Mining Co., this mine was worked consistently from 1880 to 1914 and then started up again in 1935 for an extensive period of time. What remains today is an amazingly large network of eight connected tunnels spanning over 500 vertical feet from top to bottom. Of course, what makes this mine unique is that the main tunnel is big enough to allow about half a dozen Jeeps to off-road about a quarter of a mile down into its depths and still have enough room at the bottom to get them all turned around and heading back out again.

In this short video, you will see highlights from some of the trips we've taken down into the depths of this mine. Of course, if you ever have the chance to visit this wonderful destination, be safe, enjoy and please try to leave it nicer than when you found it. Thank you.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXL3gAoA4pI

Robar
06-17-2012, 11:17 PM
:thumb:
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JeepFan
06-17-2012, 11:43 PM
Great video! Really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing this rewarding location one day.

MikeLisa
06-18-2012, 12:02 AM
Nice video. Would like to come out west and enjoy the sights y'all visit.

Serg5000
06-18-2012, 12:26 AM
These videos rule.

LabRat
06-18-2012, 01:12 AM
Now that would be cool to do!

Maxydouda
06-18-2012, 01:27 AM
Holy claustrophobia !!!!


As always, great job !

MTG
06-18-2012, 01:49 AM
This looks amazing, but I'm not sure I could bring myself to drive down there.

Honey Badger
06-18-2012, 02:12 AM
Great job with the video, nice choice for the music too:thumb:

wayoflife
06-18-2012, 02:52 AM
thank you everyone. we weren't sure whether or not people would appreciate the editing or the music and we're glad that you were okay with it. :cool:

Tim
06-18-2012, 02:58 AM
Great little vid you did there you 2. I actually like the editing and music, although if it would have been another 15min vid may have been a little much :clap2:

ProTechcc
06-18-2012, 04:26 AM
Great video. I've driven that mine and it's a blast.

MTG
06-18-2012, 05:32 AM
thank you everyone. we weren't sure whether or not people would appreciate the editing or the music and we're glad that you were okay with it. :cool:

Loved both. Honestly, great job!

TrailBear
06-18-2012, 05:38 AM
I love every video you do, by far some of the best, I tell everyone I meet that has a jeep to check them out.

DManuel
06-18-2012, 07:22 AM
You rocked it again! Excellent video. Reward Mine is now on the list of future adventures.

JKRay
06-18-2012, 11:28 AM
Awesome video!! I love that song it goes really well with the video. :thumb: Cant wait for the next one. :yup:

Trail Bud
06-18-2012, 12:49 PM
I like it!!
nice job.

jktubby
06-18-2012, 01:16 PM
Great video!! I cant wait to see more videos from you.

DMFNJ24601
06-18-2012, 02:18 PM
Love it.

This is one of my trips I have planned to do when I am up in the Owens Valley in mid July. Can't wait to check it out.

jcopel
06-18-2012, 06:29 PM
That's really awesome. Great video, as usual.

fastphilip
06-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Great video! I like this music!

Nicholas
06-18-2012, 10:35 PM
awesome video!!! Someday I'll check out reward mine!

10frank9
06-18-2012, 11:43 PM
Once again Eddie you dominate the field of awesome videos! ;) congrats on another bitchin video. Btw Katie Perry isn't just easy on the eyes, this song suits the video just fine.

1 sik jk
06-19-2012, 04:57 AM
We just explored that mine on Saturday. Then went in to lone pine and hit up Alabama hills and movie road. What a great trip.

Drumr90
06-22-2012, 02:25 AM
Reallly great vid im glad to watch these short vids.

TrailReady
06-22-2012, 02:50 AM
Awesome short film, I would love to drive through that mine! What an experience that has to be.

Drumr90
06-22-2012, 05:51 PM
Id be nervous about hittin the top.

Aeraun
07-14-2012, 04:32 AM
By far one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Great video Eddie and that mine has jumped to top of my places to go list

my_jk
11-20-2012, 03:52 PM
I really enjoyed visiting the mine, but its annoying to see so much graffiti :grayno:

JKAnimal
11-20-2012, 05:32 PM
thank you everyone. we weren't sure whether or not people would appreciate the editing or the music and we're glad that you were okay with it. :cool:

I honestly always enjoy the music choices and video editing choices you guys make. I know it isn't easy editing all that together! It is also time consuming. Thanks Eddie and Cindy for the great output!

I am waiting for the Mojave Cross video. :drinks:

jeep-creep
12-08-2012, 03:29 AM
Fantastic job on the video...:)

Dusty
12-27-2012, 06:23 PM
Phenomenal video and the track selected is perfect for the footage. Another spectacular job, congrats.

wayoflife
12-27-2012, 07:14 PM
Phenomenal video and the track selected is perfect for the footage. Another spectacular job, congrats.

We're glad you liked it. :cool: