SEASHORE: A storied A-frame tucked beneath Bishop pines on Mount Vision and once part of the movie set for an Elizabeth Taylor flick, led writer Mary Olsen on a journey of discovery. Nearby the house lies a tiny cob structure built by longtime resident Melinda Leithold.   David Briggs

When I first moved to Inverness three years ago, I was intent on hiking all the nearby trails, hoping to unlock the secrets of this mysterious place. When I came upon an inviting dirt road or a driveway, I walked boldly on, my fearless dog Molly by my side. One day, I happened upon two abandoned dwellings so interesting . . .

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