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tommy750
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12/14/2014
tommy750
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Decided to head out today and explore a bit of the south Carrizo Badlands. Drove into Canyon Sin Nombre and passed the graffiti point with some new additions since the last time I was through. Parked about a mile upstream from Carrizo Creek and headed east on foot


Graffiti Point by tomteske, on Flickr


Looking toward Carrizo Mt.


Carrizo Badlands by tomteske, on Flickr


Nice solitary chunk of petrified wood.


Petrified Wood by tomteske, on Flickr


On a secluded dune in the middle of nowhere. Why Lady Campers, Why?


Jafra and Ricky by tomteske, on Flickr


Made it to BM Leckie.


BM Leckie by tomteske, on Flickr


BM Leckie View by tomteske, on Flickr


Badlands From Leckie by tomteske, on Flickr


A little further up, a view of Carrizo Creek with the remarkable changes from tamarisk abatement.


Carrizo Burn by tomteske, on Flickr


Decided to go north side of the creek and passed through areas of previous dense growth with zero problem. Spied a very large mortero and a curious vertical groove I've never seen at a rock feature before. A few more slicks and morteros were nearby.


Pit and Groove by tomteske, on Flickr


Carrizo Mortero by tomteske, on Flickr


Few remnants of old fencing.


Carrizo Contrails by tomteske, on Flickr


Encountered a couple photo reference points.


Photo Point by tomteske, on Flickr


Photo Point2 by tomteske, on Flickr


Looking toward South Mesa and Gert Wash.


Toward South Mesa by tomteske, on Flickr


My goal was to try and find some possible sleeping circles I thought I saw on GE but they were sandy depressions and a couple "sleeping squares." Nice place to pitch a tent.


Sleeping Square by tomteske, on Flickr


Was getting late but decided I'd dash toward the Stage Station and then head home. It's just behind the ridge in the center of the pic.


Toward Carrizo Stage Station by tomteske, on Flickr


Carrizo Stage Station by tomteske, on Flickr


A few yards to the west is the collapsed rock house with assorted piles of junk and the famous Carrizo tractor.


Carrizo Tractor by tomteske, on Flickr


Wallis Sunset by tomteske, on Flickr


Sunset Refrigerators by tomteske, on Flickr


Popped on the headlamp and headed home. Two mylars, 10.5 miles and another relaxing day in the desert. Enjoy. Tom
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