Don Wildman's Top 10 List

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Controlled fires in Florida
Controlled fires in Florida

Controlled fires in Florida

"What happens when flame hits fuel, and feels its oats. Fight or flee? One's higher mind reports. One's primitive nature means to flee." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman in Army uniform

Don Wildman in Army uniform

"Picattiny Arsenal. Always sheepish about wearing a soldier's uniform when I'm only visiting but bomb disposal required it." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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robot at Picattiny Arsenal

robot at Picattiny Arsenal

"That's a robot without the arms and the smile. Someday." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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CROWS at Picattiny Arsenal

CROWS at Picattiny Arsenal

"The CROWs that are on top of newer SUVs … operated from the backseat. What happens when we get the driverless vehicle? Driverless wars? Yes please." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Big Four Bridge pedestrians

Big Four Bridge pedestrians

"Big"Four Bridge pedestrians. Soon the Louisville public will be joining them along with a few Ohioans."
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Top of Times Square

Top of Times Square

"Top of Times Square to visit the TS ball … our iconic New Year's symbol. Lived in NYC for 20 years and never imagined I'd stand at the very top."
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Times Square in NYC

Times Square in NYC

"The very definition of 'traffic artery' since if you cut it off, NYC would bleed to death." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Don Wildman in a Sno-Cat

Don Wildman in a Sno-Cat

"The comfort of a warm Sno-Cat. I could have curled up and gone to sleep -- but how awkward for Wade, if I had." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Snowmaking fan-gun

Snowmaking fan-gun

"A snowmaking 'fan-gun,' coated in crystals of its own creation. Try standing in front of one of these while it's working. On second thought ... don't be stupid like me." -- Don Wildman 960 1280

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Boston - Charles River rowing houses. 960 1280

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New York - Highbridge Park 960 1280

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Seattle - Space Needle 960 1280

  

St. Louis - Eads Bridge 960 1280

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Minneapolis - Pillsbury A Mill 960 1280

  

Pittsburgh - Rivers of Steel Foundation (Carrie Furnace) 960 1280

  

Los Angeles - Paddle the LA River 960 1280

  

Tennessee - Raccoon Cave 960 1280

  

Arizona - Titan Missile Museum 960 1280

  

New York - Croton Reservoir 960 1280

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Photos

Don Wildman is filmed outside Old Wasp Gold Mine in Goldfield, AZ. In this episode, Don uncovers terrifying truths behind the deadly quest for gold. 960 1280

  

Don gets an exclusive inside look at the Theodore Roosevelt Dam northeast of Phoenix. Built in a gorge originally called 'The Crossing' by early pioneers, this dam was once the largest masonry dam in the world. 960 1280

  

Venturing into Arizona's backcountry, Don Wildman reveals how early pioneers transformed stark desert into bustling cities. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman sits down with Clay Worst, one of the last true gold prospectors in the West. Clay Worst has been hunting for a legendary gold mine in the hills for 60 years. The Lost Dutchman Mine has lured hundreds of people the remote mountains and dozens to their death. 960 1280

  

Old Wasp Gold Mine near the Superstition Mountains is the only operational gold mine left in Goldfield, AZ. 960 1280

  

Don gets special access to the bowels of the Roosevelt Dam'an engineering marvel and breakthrough in hydroelectric power that transformed the Western U.S. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman shows isn't all about gold when he explores Silver King Mine, an inactive silver mine located near Superior, AZ. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman getting ready to kayak whitewater

Don Wildman getting ready to kayak whitewater

Don heads to the US National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC, to take a boat maneuvering course. He learns first-hand what type of training is required to master the diverse hazards that might occur on a real wild river. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and Michal go kayaking

Don Wildman and Michal go kayaking

Don kayaks the rapids at the US National Whitewater Center with rafting expert Michal. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and hogs in North Carolina

Don Wildman and hogs in North Carolina

Don makes the rounds feeding and cleaning up after 8,000 hogs at Butler Farms in North Carolina. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman shooting with the crew at the Port of Long Beach

Don Wildman shooting with the crew at the Port of Long Beach

Don and the crew shoot at the Port of Long Beach; it's the second-busiest seaport in the US. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman with John Pope

Don Wildman with John Pope

Don meets with Port of Long Beach media relations manager John to learn more about the day-to-day operations of the port. 960 1280

  

Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach

Items such as clothing, shoes, toys, furniture and consumer electronics arrive at the port before making their way to store shelves around the country. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at the rodeo

Don Wildman at the rodeo

Don gets his cowboy on as he prepares for the Stockyards Championship rodeo in Fort Worth, TX. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and Dee Dee Wix at the rodeo

Don Wildman and Dee Dee Wix at the rodeo

Don meets with the Stockyards Championship Rodeo's director of operations Dee Dee Wix to discuss its history. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman in the Golden Gate casino

Don Wildman in the Golden Gate casino

Don visits Las Vegas’ first casino, the Golden Gate, which opened in 1906. He gets special access to explore the historical remains of its once "hi-tech" 2-way mirror security surveillance system. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman climbing the Golden Gate casino sign

Don Wildman climbing the Golden Gate casino sign

Don is inspired to climb up the Golden Gate casino’s neon sign. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman at the Bay Bridge Contruction Project

Don Wildman at the Bay Bridge Contruction Project

Don discusses the Bay Bridge project with construction expert Bart Ney. The new bridge will be built to withstand earthquakes. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and the Off Limits crew on top of the Bay Bridge

Don Wildman and the Off Limits crew on top of the Bay Bridge

The camera crew captures Don's movements as he climbs the 525-foot tower to get a look at the new Bay Bridge and an amazing view of San Francisco. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and US Sugar expert Judy Sanchez

Don Wildman and US Sugar expert Judy Sanchez

Don gets special access to the largest sugar mill in the US. He starts the day chatting with US Sugar expert Judy Sanchez about the sugar-cane burn process. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and a controlled sugar cane burn

Don Wildman and a controlled sugar cane burn

Don checks out the controlled sugar-cane burn at the mill in Florida. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and Tim Dunn from NASA

Don Wildman and Tim Dunn from NASA

NASA engineer Tim Dunn helps Don try on a space helmet at the Johnson Space Center. 960 1280

  

The Control Center at the Johnson Space Center

The Control Center at the Johnson Space Center

The Off Limits crew gets a look at the control center inside the Johnson Space Center in Houston. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and astronaut Clay Anderson

Don Wildman and astronaut Clay Anderson

Astronaut Clay Anderson tells Don about some of NASA's latest projects. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman and a large marquee sign on the Vegas strip

Don Wildman and a large marquee sign on the Vegas strip

Don accompanies the YESCO (Young Electric Sign Company) team as they perform routine maintenance on one of the largest marquee signs on the Vegas Strip. 960 1280

  

Don Wildman bending neon tubing

Don Wildman bending neon tubing

Don tries to bend a neon tube into the right shape for the new neon sign that the team is building in Las Vegas. 960 1280

  

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