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7 min ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

tommy750
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Nice trip Britain. Was out there five years ago (how time flies) in the midst of the tamarisk abatement ( http://www.anzaborrego.net/AnzaBorrego/Forum/topic948-carrizo-badlands.aspx ). Looks like Leckie gained a few rocks and a soda can since I was there. So how much water did you see in Carrizo at "flood stage?"
14 hours ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

Britain
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Rocko1 wrote:
What camera/lens did you use?


Haha I pack an assorted of lenses. The camera is a Canon 7D2. I have a quick release system mounted on the pack shoulder strap so I can get to it quickly and it keeps it from dangling. The lenses I use are 18-135mm 10-18mm,, 100mm macro and 100-400mm.. Most of these were with the 18-135mm. Weight of the lenses comes in at about 10lbs.
1 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

Rocko1
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
What camera/lens did you use?
1 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

Britain
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
deborah wrote:
Great pictures! It sounds like it took some work to get around the mud and vegetation in places. On the ridge it looks nice and open. Thanks for sharing.


Well, there was an opening on the west side I'm sure if time allowed Id find one on the east side. Its a low impact hiking area so I plan a couple more trips through the area. The daughter wants to take up hiking so it will be a good start for her.
1 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

Rocko1
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Did you make it out to Devils Hole?
2 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

deborah
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Nice pictures on your other site too. That's a serious vehicle by the Trona Pinnacles. Do you happen to know what it was for? Looks like someone was on a serious mission. smile
2 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

deborah
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Great pictures! It sounds like it took some work to get around the mud and vegetation in places. On the ridge it looks nice and open. Thanks for sharing.
2 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

Rocko1
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Britain wrote:
Rocko1 wrote:
Great pictures. Granite looks fantastic with snow!


Seemed like everything had snow on it.

Whale Peak

Looking over at the entrance to Indian Gorge

Those are great too. What a storm that was.
2 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

Britain
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Rocko1 wrote:
Great pictures. Granite looks fantastic with snow!


Seemed like everything had snow on it.

Whale Peak

Looking over at the entrance to Indian Gorge
2 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

Rocko1
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Great pictures. Granite looks fantastic with snow!
2 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

Britain
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
rockhopper wrote:
Glad you getting out there and your ankle is getting stronger. Looking at those photos ,I am imaging the thousands and thousands of travelers which for thousands of years took that same route from the Colorado river toward the coast and points beyond. More recently ( past 400 years or so ) Settlers, immigrants and dreamers followed the same trails from Fort Yuma toward San Francisco and other destinations to the North, South and West. Great Granite peak photo too!
edited by rockhopper on 12/4/2019


Someone told me near the station theres a grave of Frank Fox. Need to read up on him. Had 25 lbs in the pack felt good. Yes its good to get out!
2 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

rockhopper
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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Glad you getting out there and your ankle is getting stronger. Looking at those photos ,I am imaging the thousands and thousands of travelers which for thousands of years took that same route from the Colorado river toward the coast and points beyond. More recently ( past 400 years or so ) Settlers, immigrants and dreamers followed the same trails from Fort Yuma toward San Francisco and other destinations to the North, South and West. Great Granite peak photo too!
edited by rockhopper on 12/4/2019
2 days ago
Topic:
Lower Carrizo Creek

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Topic: Lower Carrizo Creek
Day after Thanksgiving wife and I went out to the creek. My goal was to follow the ridgeline on the south side then drop down head across to the stage station ruins and then up the hill just north where the square ground item is. Probably wasn't a great idea to do this after a winter storm. But fun nevertheless.
Wife getting the first of 6 mylars. We probably could have ended up with around 12 of them.

Some pictures of the creek area from the ridgeline.


Wife never gives up a Geo Marker. So as we passed Leckie she had to go up and get it.


We will go a bit east then cross over the station. Well, that was the plan. About 3/4 of a mile we hit the wash area a 6 foot drop into a mess of
Tamarisk. I didnt have any cutting tools so we headed east a bit and gave up crossing.


Turned around and west along the creek until we found an area to cross. Some of the tamarisk came back with revenge and some didn't. But we found the raging carrizo creek at flood stage. Crossed it found the jeep trail. Late in the day so we headed back to the jeep we parked in canyon sin nombre. The jeep trail soon was underwater. Most of the mud was about 2 inches deep some much deeper. Both sides of the trail clogged with either tamarisk or catsclaw. We crossed back over the jeep trail headed south. Found a loan pair of boot tracks headed east. Ended up at the corner of the ridge just north of Leckie and proceded west along the bottom of it. That was clogged in areas now with catsclaw so at time we were back in the swampbog.


On the way out snapped a picture of Granite off in the distance. It was a fun hike. Got in over 6 miles and the mended ankle did well. Ready for more.
3 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Buford
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Desert snow is always awesome. Thanks for the pics.
3 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Buford
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Desert snow is always awesome. Thanks for the pics.
3 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Rocko1
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Awesome pics! Hoping to get out there this week.
4 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Scooter
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Great pictures thanks for posting. Rain and snow really changes the desert landscape.
4 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
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A few pictures from the weekend. I apologize for the poor photo quality. I was just so fascinated by snow in the desert.

From the ridge above Alcoholic Pass, looking across the north end of Clark Lake at the Santa Rosas.






Pinyon Ridge above Old Culp Valley road.


4 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

deborah
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Thanks for posting! Great pictures. I love Telescope Peak. The flowers can be amazing in the spring.
4 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
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rockhopper wrote:
Back in the day before weather forecasting was as good as it is now, we got caught in rain, mud, hail, lighting,and snow. I avoid bad weather hiking if at all possible. Now, hiking right after a storm passes through. Sign me up!



Yes, and I guess it feels different getting caught in "weather" in Anza Borrego versus other places like the Eastern Sierras. It seems a bit tamer, maybe.
4 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
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tekewin wrote:
Kinda late, but I don't have any suggestions for rainy days other than wait until it stops. I like getting wet as much as a bobcat. The rain hikes I've done were not really planned, just took a chance and the weather did not cooperate. I would avoid gullys and canyons and places your vehicle might get stick.



Oh it's not too late. And I like that expression, "as much as a bobcat". I have a similar feeling about being cold. I like the rain, but if it gets cold too then I'm heading for cover as quickly as possible. smile
4 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

tekewin
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Buford wrote:
When I did Collins BM, we came down into the mouth of Salvador canyon to exit. The canyon itself looked some it was worth exploring too.


Yes, Salvador looks interesting. If you go far enough, there is definitely a palm oasis and what looks like a lot of catclaw.
4 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

Rocko1
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Great pictures! Looks like a nice trip.
5 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

tommy750
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Looks like a great trip Daren. Nice pics. I like those new K02s.
6 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

Buford
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My entries are in. Not sure I made the right choices in what to enter. Not 100% happy with my processing on a couple. Some of my entries have been posted here, others have not been posted before.

All pictures in this post are B sides that were not entered. Hopefully none of these are repeats from previous posts.

This would have been an entry if the action was closer. I was following them for a while hoping they would fly nearer to me. Had to be a huge crop as is. Talons up:




I got a whole sequence of 40 hawk images that were almost good but not sharp enough. I think I posted some already. Here are some more:




One of my earlier pictures. Never got the colors right with the flowers in the foreground and the sun setting on the mountains:


Stereotypical badlands shot:


Never got the caked mud in the foreground the way I wanted it:


I culled through many BHS to come up with just a couple to enter:


















Before I got a real camera I always took cell phone shots on trips. Here are some I almost entered in the cell phone category

Why I hike in potentially bad weather sometimes. Chasing the rainbow off Collins BM into Salvador Canyon:


Chasing rainbows up Ode BM, Kay BM, Sirens, Webo BM and Ted BM all day.



One of the best sunrises I have seen:
6 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

ziphius
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Looks like a great trip Daren, thanks for posting. - Jim
6 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

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Topic: Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report
Buford wrote:
Nice. Death Valley is awesome. Was it crowded leading up to the holiday? I assume the Owlhead area had few if any people?

Lucky the road was open to the Telescope trailhead. We spent Thanksgiving at Mahogany Flats a couple years ago and I did Telescope and Wildrose Peaks.

Those b+w pictures are one style I am trying to replicate digitally and not getting there yet.


More crowded than I expected...but only at Trona and Telescope...everywhere else we saw one car or none. Wildrose was fine while we were there, it snowed the day after we left..pity the couple of cars and hikers that headed up that day, it was windy and miserable. Owlhead mtns road was full of military contractor trucks to the Fort Irwin gate but after that I only saw one other person, I don't think many people go past Saratoga Springs. Death Valley is just vast, the road to the Crystal Camp parking spot was 40 miles one way on dirt roads.
6 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

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Topic: Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report
rockhopper wrote:
Telescope is a nice steady hike. It is between the highest and lowest points of the continental United States with great views in all directions. Glad you missed the big storms rolling trough. Photos are excellent. Glad you had a great trip. Our last week long trip in Death Valley my friends dog fell down a vertical mine shaft as we were walking in a horizontal mine in the Panamints. The dog survived! Even though he fell down about 80 feet, he landed in a soft giant cone of dust. Retrieving the dog was a chore. Went on 6 more days with the dog camping in the snow.
That is sad about the dog but am glad he was fine. My son and I stopped at Minietta on a trip many years ago and he tried to get me to go down some of those shafts but no way would I go down them, just way too sketchy.
7 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

rockhopper
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Back in the day before weather forecasting was as good as it is now, we got caught in rain, mud, hail, lighting,and snow. I avoid bad weather hiking if at all possible. Now, hiking right after a storm passes through. Sign me up!
7 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

rockhopper
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Telescope is a nice steady hike. It is between the highest and lowest points of the continental United States with great views in all directions. Glad you missed the big storms rolling trough. Photos are excellent. Glad you had a great trip. Our last week long trip in Death Valley my friends dog fell down a vertical mine shaft as we were walking in a horizontal mine in the Panamints. The dog survived! Even though he fell down about 80 feet, he landed in a soft giant cone of dust. Retrieving the dog was a chore. Went on 6 more days with the dog camping in the snow.
7 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

Buford
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Topic: Anyone seen any rodents?
dsefcik wrote:
Beautiful..!

One of my favorite places to photograph raptors was the San Dieguito River Valley area on the east side of the freeway from Lake Hodges. Had a redtail gnab a rabbit in front of me once.



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Nice hawk picture.

I have been meaning to check out San Dieguito River Valley and Ramona Grasslands. I want to find a closer and reliable place for raptor pictures. I’ve been practicing on birds at the coast since they are plentiful, but pelicans and gulls aren’t the same as birds of prey. I still miss way more shots than hit and want to improve so I don’t miss out on capturing something like a successful hunt.
edited by Buford on 11/29/2019
7 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

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Topic: Elder North first ascent
tekewin wrote:
Buford wrote:
Nice work. Must be a real adventure if the Monday Maniacs have not been there yet.



Pretty remote, but not that far from Salvador Canyon. Monday Maniacs turn up everywhere, so it's only a matter of time until they get there.


When I did Collins BM, we came down into the mouth of Salvador canyon to exit. The canyon itself looked some it was worth exploring too.
7 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Buford
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Rereading the report, I need to explore that area more. Add it to the long list.

Mason Valley Truck Trail was passable last year when I drove up it. It was just slow and bumpy from the rocks but not technical. Thankfully I did not meet any traffic coming down.
7 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Buford
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Two different trips.

I find the weather forecast for the mountain desert peaks unreliable sometimes. For Indianhead and Sawtooth/Redtop we lost. Other times the forecast has been rain or snow and the storm breaks over the mountains and misses the desert peaks. These have been some of the best and most memorable trips.
7 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

Buford
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Nice. Death Valley is awesome. Was it crowded leading up to the holiday? I assume the Owlhead area had few if any people?

Lucky the road was open to the Telescope trailhead. We spent Thanksgiving at Mahogany Flats a couple years ago and I did Telescope and Wildrose Peaks.

Those b+w pictures are one style I am trying to replicate digitally and not getting there yet.
7 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

tekewin
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dsefcik wrote:
bow

Nice work....!



Thanks, Darren.
7 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

tekewin
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Buford wrote:
Nice work. Must be a real adventure if the Monday Maniacs have not been there yet.



Pretty remote, but not that far from Salvador Canyon. Monday Maniacs turn up everywhere, so it's only a matter of time until they get there.
7 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

dsefcik
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Beautiful..!

One of my favorite places to photograph raptors was the San Dieguito River Valley area on the east side of the freeway from Lake Hodges. Had a redtail gnab a rabbit in front of me once.



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7 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

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Topic: Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain
Very Nice...that is one good day hike!
7 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

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bow

Nice work....!
7 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

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Topic: Good places for rainy days
meh....I don't like hiking in the rain, I stay home....Cool

@Buford....really? RedTop / Indianhead / Sawtooth? Bit Wonky..
7 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

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Topic: Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report
Scooter wrote:
Had a week long trip planned last spring. All the dirt roads were washed out so postponed until this March. Was able to locate numerous rock art site locations on the internet prior to our trip. Spent the night on top Telescope Peak two years ago, everyone should put that on their bucket list. Thanks for the trip report.

Gary and I ran into one of the park volunteers (206) who asked if we could carry up a new register, the old one was full. The register that is there is new from my 2010 trip and all of the logs have been archived at Cow Creek. I think I have been up Telescope 4 times now.

Turns out a new register was already put in a couple weeks beforehand....we left our Nov dated register also.

7 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

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tekewin wrote:
Love the burros! Nice shot of the kilns, too.

How was Telescope? Is there a lot of snow on it right now?

Probably snow now....we hiked the peak the day before all the rain/snow moved in. The hike is easy enough but there is some climbing to do for sure.

7 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

Scooter
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Had a week long trip planned last spring. All the dirt roads were washed out so postponed until this March. Was able to locate numerous rock art site locations on the internet prior to our trip. Spent the night on top Telescope Peak two years ago, everyone should put that on their bucket list. Thanks for the trip report.
7 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

tekewin
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Love the burros! Nice shot of the kilns, too.

How was Telescope? Is there a lot of snow on it right now?

I've only been to Death Valley once so most of it is new stuff to me.
7 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

tekewin
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Kinda late, but I don't have any suggestions for rainy days other than wait until it stops. I like getting wet as much as a bobcat. The rain hikes I've done were not really planned, just took a chance and the weather did not cooperate. I would avoid gullys and canyons and places your vehicle might get stick.
7 days ago
Topic:
Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

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Gary and I spent about 9 days roaming around Death Valley the week before Thanksgiving, no real plan other than hike around in the desert a bit. Drove out via Trona and hit up Telescope Peak the first day. After that we just kinda picked some locations each night looking at the map. Rogers Peak radio towers, Charcoal Kilns, Jayhawker Cyn, Greene-Denner-Drake Mill Site, Greenwater, Saratoga Springs, Crystal Camp, Skidoo Mill Site, Owlhead Mtns and a few more along the way. I really like the whole Greenwater Valley area and the Saratoga Springs / Crystal Camp area has amazing colors, I totally recommend the Owlhead Mtns area. The Skidoo Mill Site was very cool also but you need to spend some time hiking around to find everything. We got perfect weather and went home just before the big storm rolled in.

I am losing energy these days to write up long trip reports so am just gonna post up a few pics here and you can see more of the trip photos here.

These are all B/W film using a very contrasty Rollie Retro 80s film, I kinda like it personally. Developed with Rodinal. Shot with an Olympus OM-4 and a 30-105mm Zuiko lens.

My last Trip Report for Death Valley was back in 2010, you can read that long trip report here.

Funeral Peak early morning


Saratoga Springs Mill Site, this was a great place to hike around for half a day


Owl Dry Lake, we found several 50 caliber and 20mm casings and the machine gun "belt" clips out on the dry lake.


Black Magic Mine is another great place to explore, here is Gary looking out towards Owl Dry Lake from one of the viewpoints


Greenwater Valley early morning


The feral burros have really taken over many areas of the park and surrounding BLM lands. They have a whole network of deep rutted paths all over out there.


If you like these photos, you can see the rest of them from our trip here https://www.darensefcik.com/Photography/Death-Valley/Death-Valley-11-2019/

I may add color photos also if the mood strikes me.

Total mylar balloons this trip: 5 (color photos on my phone)

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7 days ago
Topic:
Texas trip

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Beautiful country, thanks for sharing, always good to see other areas and wildlife...Thumbs Up
8 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
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So, I did get out today. I went up Alcoholic Pass and then headed towards Coyote Mountain. The rain was steady for a few hours, then the winds picked up, visibility dropped, and it started raining harder. I decided to turn around before the summit. My toes were getting cold, and I had no real reason to make it a suffer-fest. After the heaviest part of the rain and wind had passed, I warmed up a bit and had a nice walk back. The Santa Rosas and Toro Peak had some snow! They were hidden most of the day by low clouds, but I got a peek at them for a few minutes. I don't know how long the snow might last, but it was pretty cool to see. smile
8 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
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Buford wrote:
I’ve actually done all the ones I joked about in the rain and hail. Not recommended smile

Rain for hiking is ok in some circumstances. Coarse granite and no mud or clay help, hence Indian Gorge or Inner Pasture recommendations.



Sounds like quite the adventures, especially being out in hail. It's no fun getting pelted when there's no place to take cover. smile
8 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
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ziphius wrote:
Inner Pasture is always a nice place and the walking investment usually means you have it to yourself. Red Top is no rainy day stroll and my perspective comes from having done El Cajon Mountain 103 times.



Inner Pasture is now on my list. So many places to see...

El Cajon Mountain 103 times! Nice!! smile
8 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Buford
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I’ve actually done all the ones I joked about in the rain and hail. Not recommended smile

Rain for hiking is ok in some circumstances. Coarse granite and no mud or clay help, hence Indian Gorge or Inner Pasture recommendations.
8 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

ziphius
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Inner Pasture is always a nice place and the walking investment usually means you have it to yourself. Red Top is no rainy day stroll and my perspective comes from having done El Cajon Mountain 103 times.
9 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
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Buford wrote:
Sawtooth and Redtop. Indianhead via Henderson canyon. Those are all possible in pouring rain.

In all seriousness, I would stay out of Coyote Canyon, Fish Creek, Calcite mine road, Arroyo Seco Diablo or Tapiado. Too much potential flowing water, mud or clay. Not good for vehicles or hiking or both.

The driving route into Indian Gorge is fine in rain. Hiking into Inner Pasture via the easy canyon near Stage BM should be good.

Maidenhair is actually a good suggestion. I remember doing it immediately after a rain years ago. The stream started coming out of the ground before our eyes which was cool.


Let's see, Sawtooth, Red Top, and Indianhead Peak in the rain. Maybe throw in Rabbit Peak too just for funsies. wink

And yes, the areas you mentioned sound like good places to avoid in the rain. I really like the Palo Verde Wash / Vista del Malpais area for mellow days, but rain could make it tricky... But Inner Pasture is another place I haven't been to yet.

Thanks for the input!
9 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

Buford
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Topic: Elder North first ascent
Nice work. Must be a real adventure if the Monday Maniacs have not been there yet.
9 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Buford
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Sawtooth and Redtop. Indianhead via Henderson canyon. Those are all possible in pouring rain.

In all seriousness, I would stay out of Coyote Canyon, Fish Creek, Calcite mine road, Arroyo Seco Diablo or Tapiado. Too much potential flowing water, mud or clay. Not good for vehicles or hiking or both.

The driving route into Indian Gorge is fine in rain. Hiking into Inner Pasture via the easy canyon near Stage BM should be good.

Maidenhair is actually a good suggestion. I remember doing it immediately after a rain years ago. The stream started coming out of the ground before our eyes which was cool.
9 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
deborah
Posts: 44
Oh I like that idea. I've been up and down the CRHT a lot for training and such, but I've never actually been to Maidenhair Falls. I've always kind of shied away from it because it usually seems so busy (well, busy for Anza Borrego...). But maybe on a rainy day it would be pretty quiet. Thanks for the suggestion!
9 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

Scooter
Scooter
Posts: 25
deborah wrote:
The rain predicted for this week has me thinking about good places to go in Anza Borrego on rainy days. My first thoughts... Obviously avoid areas prone to flash floods. If I do drive off pavement, something tame, more gravel maybe and not so much mud. The goal isn't to test my vehicle recovery skills. smile And maybe the same goes for going on foot. Hiking in the rain can be really nice, but if the ground gets too muddy it can be a chore.

What do you all think? Are there places that you like to go on rainy days?

How about Maidenhair Falls. A lot of decomposed granite soil maybe camp in Borrego Palm campground
9 days ago
Topic:
Good places for rainy days

deborah
deborah
Posts: 44
The rain predicted for this week has me thinking about good places to go in Anza Borrego on rainy days. My first thoughts... Obviously avoid areas prone to flash floods. If I do drive off pavement, something tame, more gravel maybe and not so much mud. The goal isn't to test my vehicle recovery skills. smile And maybe the same goes for going on foot. Hiking in the rain can be really nice, but if the ground gets too muddy it can be a chore.

What do you all think? Are there places that you like to go on rainy days?
10 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

tekewin
tekewin
Posts: 177
Rocko1 wrote:
Wow great report! I love the more obscure 'peaks' of the desert. Looks like a great time.



These kinds of peaks are why I love Anza-Borrego so much. It is filled with awe inspiring stuff that most people will never see, and wouldn't appreciate if they did.
10 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 486
Great expedition. Glad you made it to the summit!
10 days ago
Topic:
Texas trip

rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 486
rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 486
Topic: Texas trip
Nice wildlife photography. Thanks for sharing.
10 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

deborah
deborah
Posts: 44
Nice job! It does sound like fun!
10 days ago
Topic:
Texas trip

deborah
deborah
Posts: 44
deborah
deborah
Posts: 44
Topic: Texas trip
I like the pictures! The antelope are so pretty. Thanks for sharing.
11 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
Topic: Elder North first ascent
Wow great report! I love the more obscure 'peaks' of the desert. Looks like a great time.
11 days ago
Topic:
Elder North first ascent

tekewin
tekewin
Posts: 177
Elder North is a spiky peak with good prominence near Elder Benchmark in Collins Valley. From the jeep trail at Salvador Canyon, it's less than two miles away, but the terrain is a tough scramble. There were three ascents listed in peakbagger and lists of john, but none had attempted the class 5 summit block. I headed up Salvador Canyon, easy going at first. Scrambling and route finding were difficult and occasional bushwhacking necessary. Slight differences in route can magnify the effort. After picking my way up the lower ridge, I side hilled around a false summit. From the saddle below the summit, I followed a ledge system running SE to NW. Near the top of the ledge, there was one exposed move that I bypassed by going through a small tree. The final section is a short gully leading to the summit area.





Starting up the ridge


Passed false summit on the right



Views of the surrounding area were amazing. There are several house sized boulders littering the summit. The highest point was a 15' chossy block on top of an multi-story apartment sized boulder. It was well beyond my climbing ability. Before dealing with the block, I attended to other summit business. I located the register in a glass jar inside a small red can. It was signed by the party that placed it, Richard Carey and Shelley Rogers, and no one else. I signed it and placed the jar and can inside an upgraded ammo box I brought with me. I left a second register book I had prepared in case I could not find the original.


First view of the summit



Summit block




Upgrade the register container to an ammo box



I flaked out the 40m rope and got a good throw over the block on the first try, using most of it. There is a huge drop off on the far side. I went back down the gully and found a bomber anchor in the form of a 6" diameter tree. About 90' below the summit. Unsure what kind of tree it was. Back on top, I used two Prusiks to ascend the rope. I'm not sure this block can be climbed without aid because it is basically glued kitty litter, coming apart wherever it was touched. I was delighted to reach the summit and straddle the block. It was only about 2' wide where the rope went over and the weight of the rope on the far side exerted a small tug on me. I didn't want to stand up. The block got a little wider toward the pointy end. I took a few photos, then rappelled to safety. It was only a six hour effort, but probably my best solo mountaineering achievement. Note: this was my second attempt at Elder North. On my first try, I brought a rope that was too short and could not find a safe anchor. 3.7 miles round trip, 2063' gain.


Anchor


Summit far above


On the summit block




Long drop to the anchor


Ascent side


This mountain has teeth
edited by tekewin on 11/25/2019
11 days ago
Topic:
Texas trip

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
Topic: Texas trip
Great pictures!
12 days ago
Topic:
Texas trip

Britain
Britain
Posts: 413
Britain
Britain
Posts: 413
Topic: Texas trip
Been to Texas this year about 6 times doing consulting work. One of the owners is a mega-rich guy whose son Trey I was working with. They have a 50K acre wildlife reserve I wanted to pack. So on a return trip to Texas in September, I took the camera equipment for doing some backpacking. The previous trips couldn't do much because of the broken ankle. Got to try out the lightweight rail rider pants.

Trey told me I should get some rattlesnake boots but after looking at them I wouldn't get far very far so I bought some rattlesnake guards cheap backpack hiking boots and trek poles. The day I went it was in the 100s with high humidity. They gave me a mobile ham radio because of no cell signal.

Antelope moved off fast when I came on them.
Elk was not so afraid, I was told not to get too close because the mating season was close.
The area was sort of flat with gently rolling hills. Plenty of hollows with trees and creeks to cool off in. Got in 12 miles with a minor case of heatstroke. No poison oak or ivy clashes.
The following week I did some of the Georgetown Goodwater trails. But was toasted from the week before.
The trail is 28 miles. Really not my kind of hiking. Too many signs telling you to stay on the trail, don't do this or that.
Passed the 25-mile marker. Don't know where it starts from. The area I was in really didnt have any open spaces and what there was were paid to get in.

edited by Britain on 11/24/2019
edited by Britain on 11/24/2019
edited by Britain on 11/24/2019
14 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 486
Rocko1 wrote:
rockhopper wrote:
rocko1 I agree. The east approach to Granite Mtn starts at around Elevation 2500 ft vs the West approach starts 1000 feet higher at about 3500 feet at the Rodriguez canyon truck trail. BTW first time I went up/down the Oriflame trail steep section It was real rough. I remember the "Turn" on the side of the canyon being pretty scary in a RV going down hill. I read the early ranchers/ wagon trail builders basically followed a Early Native American trail to build the road.


Was your western approach more north that my route? It looks really steep the further up Rodriquez you go.

I can't imagine anything going up the Mason Valley T.T. now except a well equipped jeep.


Rocko1

Yes the Western approach I did was further north up Rodriguez canyon almost to the saddle. There's a neat Tourmaline mine up on the apposing hill. My theory that this area is the other portion of the Pala Tourmaline formations due to faulting over millions of years. Anyway, climbing Granite from the West is pretty much up zig/zag picking your way through the brush and cactus. The Big horn, Deer and game trails really help if you can stay on them. I bring a folding saw on some hikes as I sometimes get hopelessly trapped Hehe. Again fantastic trail report. Thanks for sharing.

Mason Valley / Oriflame canyon 4x4'n reminds me of the upper reaches of Coyote Canyon as you head up the final reaches towards Anza.
Tough stuff!
15 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
rockhopper wrote:
rocko1 I agree. The east approach to Granite Mtn starts at around Elevation 2500 ft vs the West approach starts 1000 feet higher at about 3500 feet at the Rodriguez canyon truck trail. BTW first time I went up/down the Oriflame trail steep section It was real rough. I remember the "Turn" on the side of the canyon being pretty scary in a RV going down hill. I read the early ranchers/ wagon trail builders basically followed a Early Native American trail to build the road.


Was your western approach more north that my route? It looks really steep the further up Rodriquez you go.

I can't imagine anything going up the Mason Valley T.T. now except a well equipped jeep.
15 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
tommy750 wrote:
Nice trip, Rocko. The 2002 Pines fire cleared out all the brush on the eastern slopes of the Lagunas but is it ever back with a vengeance! Daren and I were out exploring off trail in that same band of chaparral a couple weekends ago and gave up after a couple miles of nasty bushwhacking. Your really healthy area on Granite below 4000ft doesn't show any recent fire damage so maybe that's why it looked so good.



When I was searching for the hay road I got about 30 yards off the PCT and said to myself-if this is the road forget it! The brush was just relentless. Like you said, if you had to bushwack any distance it would be miserable. Luckily when I found the road it was like heaven in comparison.

Hay road in center, Chariot and Granite in the background.
15 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 486
rocko1 I agree. The east approach to Granite Mtn starts at around Elevation 2500 ft vs the West approach starts 1000 feet higher at about 3500 feet at the Rodriguez canyon truck trail. BTW first time I went up/down the Oriflame trail steep section It was real rough. I remember the "Turn" on the side of the canyon being pretty scary in a RV going down hill. I read the early ranchers/ wagon trail builders basically followed a Early Native American trail to build the road.
15 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

tommy750
tommy750
Posts: 842
Nice trip, Rocko. The 2002 Pines fire cleared out all the brush on the eastern slopes of the Lagunas but is it ever back with a vengeance! Daren and I were out exploring off trail in that same band of chaparral a couple weekends ago and gave up after a couple miles of nasty bushwhacking. Your really healthy area on Granite below 4000ft doesn't show any recent fire damage so maybe that's why it looked so good.
16 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
rockhopper wrote:
Great trip report and photos! That's a long bold hike with short day lite hours. You must have been really moving. You probably burned thru all your Calories for the day. Granite Mtn. has unique views at the top. Don't worry, it took me three times to climb it from the East side. First two times got hit with Rain, then Snow. Climbed Granite mtn. from the West from Rodriguez canyon near the Tourmaline mine. Looks like you went right past the Mine shaft on the South face of your Granite accent. I did your hike on three different outings.wink
edited by rockhopper on 11/20/2019


Thanks. I got down to the base of Granite pretty quick-hiking downhill on the truck trail you can really fly. Going up was a different story.

First time I went up there in February it was freezing and there was snow/ice at the top.

I did enjoy that weather. It would be really difficult if it was actively snowing/raining though! From what I have read the west approach is easier.
edited by Rocko1 on 11/20/2019
16 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
ziphius wrote:
Great trip! Gorgeous mountain lion tracks too. Post those to iNaturalist! What size were your mystery tracks? They are not opossum, but could be striped skunk, but it's hard to judge scale from the photos.



Thanks. The mystery tracks were about 1.25-1.5" wide. I think you may be right about the skunk. From what I saw online that is the closest match. I did add the mountain lion tracks to iNaturalist.
edited by Rocko1 on 11/20/2019
16 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 486
Great trip report and photos! That's a long bold hike with short day lite hours. You must have been really moving. You probably burned thru all your Calories for the day. Granite Mtn. has unique views at the top. Don't worry, it took me three times to climb it from the East side. First two times got hit with Rain, then Snow. Climbed Granite mtn. from the West from Rodriguez canyon near the Tourmaline mine. Looks like you went right past the Mine shaft on the South face of your Granite accent. I did your hike on three different outings.wink
edited by rockhopper on 11/20/2019
16 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

ziphius
ziphius
Posts: 779
Great trip! Gorgeous mountain lion tracks too. Post those to iNaturalist! What size were your mystery tracks? They are not opossum, but could be striped skunk, but it's hard to judge scale from the photos.
17 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
tekewin wrote:
Great report and trip! It was a big day even without hitting the top of Granite. I'm surprised you didn't run into more brush coming down from S1. Not too familiar The southwest route is the only one I've taken up Granite. I peaked into two mine adits that were accessible but had rodent droppings inside. I also remember an ocean of what looked like prickly pear around there. Did you navigate through that?

For super long days (>12 hours), I had to add a lot of calories and carbs. I started adding a large sub from Wich Wich or Jersey Mikes. I usually pick it up the night before and keep it in the fridge. It is a black art to find the right combination of food and fluids when you are pushing yourself. I'm sure you'll find what works for you.



Thanks. The brush off trail in the area surrounding the PCT near S1 is really thriving and getting dense. The hay road is really a great shortcut and just becomes thick the last section.

I did see an abnormal amount of prickly pear on this section. Where I veared off the mine road and went north up the ridge is really dense with many different cactus and plants. That whole area about 3,200ft+ is very healthy. The rain really helped out.

I agree it is tough to dial in the food. I have a tough time eating during the hike. Doesn't sit well so I try to just put it off until the end or eat as little as possible-small piece of cheese one bar.
17 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
Buford wrote:
Cool trip.

I've used the Hay Road. It needs some use to keep it open.


I agree. I am still amazed that you can see the tracks after all these years of non-truck use. I guess the soil is so compacted not much can grow?
17 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

tekewin
tekewin
Posts: 177
Great report and trip! It was a big day even without hitting the top of Granite. I'm surprised you didn't run into more brush coming down from S1. Not too familiar The southwest route is the only one I've taken up Granite. I peaked into two mine adits that were accessible but had rodent droppings inside. I also remember an ocean of what looked like prickly pear around there. Did you navigate through that?

For super long days (>12 hours), I had to add a lot of calories and carbs. I started adding a large sub from Wich Wich or Jersey Mikes. I usually pick it up the night before and keep it in the fridge. It is a black art to find the right combination of food and fluids when you are pushing yourself. I'm sure you'll find what works for you.
17 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
deborah wrote:
What a great day out! I really like the pictures. I'm always amazed at the vibrant colors of moss.

Regarding energy, one thing that really helps me is staying on top of my electrolyte intake. Even then it still seems like an art form sometimes. smile It may not be relevant for you, but thought I'd mention it just in case.


Thanks for posting the trip report. I didn't actually get out this weekend and this gives me my fix. smile



Thanks. I 'think' I have my electrolytes down. I take these https://www.hammernutrition.com/endurolytes-fizz?quantity=1&flavor=415&size=56
and have some of these as well-http://saltstick.com/product/saltstick-fastchews/. Hard to gauge if it's enough/too much but I didn't cramp at all which sometimes happens to me on long days.
17 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

tekewin
tekewin
Posts: 177
Well done! Love the birds.
18 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

deborah
deborah
Posts: 44
Great pictures! The detail is amazing. Thanks for posting these.
18 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

deborah
deborah
Posts: 44
What a great day out! I really like the pictures. I'm always amazed at the vibrant colors of moss.

Regarding energy, one thing that really helps me is staying on top of my electrolyte intake. Even then it still seems like an art form sometimes. smile It may not be relevant for you, but thought I'd mention it just in case.


Thanks for posting the trip report. I didn't actually get out this weekend and this gives me my fix. smile
18 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
Cool trip.

I've used the Hay Road. It needs some use to keep it open.
18 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
Topic: Anyone seen any rodents?
I really enjoyed watching a Harrier hunt. They fly really low. They don't soar high above. I saw them dive into the reeds many times. Don't know if they caught anything. They never flew off with anything, but after they dove they often stayed in the reeds for a couple minutes. Maybe they were eating down and out of sight.

The Redtail pictures would be photo contest entries if they were in sharper focus. The hawk bolted because another one showed up. I did not have time to change the settings to catch it in flight well enough. Saw lots of ground squirrels around the Redtail area.
18 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
Scooter wrote:
Looks like a great trip!! there is the old Redmond mine on the Southwest slope of Granite that is interesting to look around. It is labeled on the Topo maps. I too have had that problem of losing energy at the end. Even on Villager which I have done several times. I think nutrition plays a big role toward the end of the day.



I followed what I think is the trail to that mine for part of the way. https://caltopo.com/m/8A1B I want to go back in cooler temps and explore this area more.

I need to dial in my long hike nutrition, been doing low carb for a couple of years and the only time I run into this is during longer, higher output hikes. This one I just hit the wall very early for some reason.
18 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Scooter
Scooter
Posts: 25
Looks like a great trip!! there is the old Redmond mine on the Southwest slope of Granite that is interesting to look around. It is labeled on the Topo maps. I too have had that problem of losing energy at the end. Even on Villager which I have done several times. I think nutrition plays a big role toward the end of the day.
18 days ago
Topic:
Sunrise Hwy to Granite Mountain

Rocko1
Rocko1
Posts: 176
Have been wanting to hike from Sunrise Hwy to the desert for sometime and had a day off to try. My route was to start at the Pedro Fages monument on S1 and take the Mason Valley Truck Trail down to the base of Granite Mountain. I thought if I had enough time/energy I would attempt Granite peak from the southwest side having already hike it from the usual east side.

I started around 6:30am and cut across a grass field and connected to the PCT.


I went right between these to bumps to connect to the PCT.


I took Tommy’s advise and located the Lassator Hay Road that went from the PCT down to the MVTT.
This is the road that rides on top of this ridge. This is the best section-the second half the brush gets very thick-head high-until it hits the MVTT. This road from PCT to MVTT is .6 miles. I didn’t see any evidence anyone has used this trail.


Here I am on the truck trail looking back up the hay road.


Here is a little further down the road looking back towards S1. You can see the faint tracks on the hay road just to the left of center and the truck trail going up towards the right.


As I headed towards Oriflame Canyon I was shocked at how well graded this road is. I though any 2wd sedan would handle this no problem.




Until I got the steep section. It went from near perfect dirt road to bad real quick. This isn’t even the worst section.


Getting near the bottom of the canyon there were some critter tracks. Not sure what this is. Opossum?


I know what this is.


Scat as well



Healthy cactus.

Got to the bottom in 2 hours and felt great so I decided to go up the backside of Granite. I had a gpx track of this route and followed an decent track up to about 3,200ft. From there I lost the trail and decided to take what appeared to be the easiest ridge.


Saw some faint trails on the ridge and then they disappeared so I just chose a path and went what felt like straight up-billy goat style. I got to 4,000ft and ran out of gas. Took a break and rested a bit. I had about 8+ miles and some real gain to get back to the care-the peak would have to wait another day. (When I got back I had missed a junction that went up a less steep section and would have been easier)
Turned around here.

Some great moss.

Went down a bit to a flat section of the saddle and rested before the hike back. Is it ever too hot for coffee?


Looking towards Oriflamme Canyon.


Something causes this deer's antlers to shear off.


The hike back was a grind. Exposed the entire hike and loose rock for some of it. Was warmer than I had hoped for.
As I approached the hay road I wasn’t in the mood to deal with the brush so I took the truck trail up to the PCT and back to the field towards my car. This is just near the truck trail/PCT junction.
Large concrete water tank-I looked inside-dry.

Valve

Made it back to the car about 2:45pm.

One balloon.


Stats for the hike. 16.91 miles, 3,964ft gain.




I went took 5.5L of water and had .75L left. Saw 2 people the entire day-in jeeps camped near the hay road off the truck trail. This would be a better hike in cooler weather. I am a bit stumped as to why I ‘bonked’ halfway through. The hike up to this point wasn’t difficult for me. This is the second time it’s happened; other time was near the peak of San Gorgonio. I hit the wall at about 1 mile from the peak. Strange. Have to figure this out.

Link to album-https://imgur.com/a/wkhQpgy
edited by Rocko1 on 11/19/2019
18 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

rockhopper
rockhopper
Posts: 486
Awesome creatures. Thanks for sharing.
19 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

ziphius
ziphius
Posts: 779
Nice ones Buford! Northern Harrier are one of my favorite raptors.
19 days ago
Topic:
Anyone seen any rodents?

Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
Topic: Anyone seen any rodents?
These guys were looking for some:





























The Harrier pictures were from outside the park, Redtail was near Buttes Pass.

Random scenery:






Still not entirely happy with how this one is processed:
21 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
I like the smoke tree photo from last year so much because it is different. Any idiot, me included, can drive out to Font’s Point and take a picture of the spectacular view. Everyone in Borrego drives by hundreds of smoke trees and I haven’t t seen anyone else capture one in a picture like that.
21 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
I like the vibrance and saturation sliders, but I try and keep it tasteful. I try not to use HDR. I have yet to learn photoshop to do a better blend than HDR.


Missed a picture of a Bobcat stalking Quail last weekend, although it was outside the park. A couple from last weekend that will not make the cut to submit in current form if ever. I need to get closer to the birds in flight for more detail.











Probably overdid this one:
21 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

ziphius
ziphius
Posts: 779
Agree with you Buford, the smoke tree photo is tops. The rain hitting the desert had potential if the composition would have been wider. The black-throated sparrow reflection is nice, but overexposed and composition a bit off. [ Mr. Critical here... who has limited photography skills ] smile
22 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

tommy750
tommy750
Posts: 842
Buford wrote:
Here are last years winners.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmzXErx4

My favorites are the smoke tree and the rattler with the mosquito.

Most are really good. Others dunno



Agree, the snake/bug pic is nice. Looks like everyone else just discovered HDR, brush tool and the vibrance/saturation sliders. Don't understand the second place for a pic of illegal scraped off tent sites at Wind Caves. Maybe I just need a drink...
22 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

dsefcik
dsefcik
Administrator
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dsefcik
dsefcik
Administrator
Posts: 2330
Topic: The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest
Buford wrote:

Mine are no where near as good as some previous entries.

I disagree....you have some crazy good photos.
22 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
I plan on entering a couple. Haven’t picked which ones yet. Still time to get more.

Mine are no where near as good as some previous entries.
22 days ago
Topic:
Brand New Rock Art Book November 2019

Buford
Buford
Posts: 238
I will pick up a copy sometime soon. Thanks guys.

The RB stuff is cool. I remember that UT article.
22 days ago
Topic:
The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest

dsefcik
dsefcik
Administrator
Posts: 2330
dsefcik
dsefcik
Administrator
Posts: 2330
Topic: The ABF 2020 ABDSP Photo Contest
Deadline is Dec 1'st.

@Buford - Hope you got some in.




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