Church building in Congress Junction AZ on U.S. 89
Dirt bikes and drones off road again. Heading across Wickenburg desert to another ghost town. We ending up getting some great footage of some buildings in Congress. Check out the Drone Diva Desi’s 3D model of the church on SketchFab.
This belongs to a private owner who generously allow us to film the building.
Ken and I left from Wickenburg AZ to head to the Stanton Ghost Town. We traveled about 25 miles on our dirt bikes across the desert to find that the Ghosts were afraid of COVID-19. Stanton Ghost town would not let anyone in. We traveled North to on the dirt trail to Yarnell. Then we jumped on Highway 89 headed down the road to the “HotShots” memorial. Our hearts are saddened for the lost lives and for the family members the HotShot Heros.
From there we came down the hill to Congress Junction where we were able film this fun location.
1893 Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railroad passed through the town of Congress Junction.
Congress Consolidated Railroad was completed to transport ore between the mine and the Congress Junction in 1899.
This 3D model was filmed with the DJI Mavic Pro 2. Approx 400 images. Both grid and orbit flights merged in Pix4D. Used Pix4D to clean up the model and export to SketchFab.
Most of the information we gathered was from conversations from people currently living in the community or from the book “Backcountry Adventures Arizona” https://www.amazon.com/Backcountry-Adventures-Arizona-Peter-Massey/dp/0966567501 .
This is the book we use for our off road adventures.
For more information about “dirt bikes and drones” and our off road adventure check out the blog about Congress Junction.