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Halloran Springs

Two views of Halloran Springs California, a lonely spot off of Interstate 15, overlooking the eastern approach to Baker, California. The first is from a late afternoon June monsoon, in 1993, when the gas station was freshly refurbished with a new set of islands, and the mechanic roved the steep grade with his tow truck rescuing stranded motorists. The second is from a 108Ā° night in AugustĀ 2016, the station and restaurant long abandoned, the view into the valley obliterated by smoke from the Blue Cut fire, 100+ miles to the southwest. I could see the ashes falling in my flashlight beam as I lit the signs.

Lo-Gas Eat 1993

Lo-Gas Eat 1993


Lo-Gas Eat 2016

Lo-Gas Eat 2016


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  1. Charles September 27, 2016 1:19 pm #

    Wow that’s cool! I love “before and afters” during the daytime; I don’t think I’ve ever seen one at night. Really dials up the spookiness!

    • Troy October 2, 2016 11:29 am #

      Thanks Charlie!

  2. Dave Rose April 10, 2017 8:06 pm #

    Do you know anything more about the property? Why it closed? Who owns it? Any plans to rebuild? etc.

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