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ziphius
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29 days ago
ziphius
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Last summer, I could see my 14 year old grandnephew's face light up as I told him about backpacking in Anza Borrego. I arranged with his mom to have Nolan flown out here from New York to backpack with 'Uncle Jimmy'. It started as a surprise Christmas present with a variety of camping equipment items on the holiday and he flew out here for the trip about a week ago (his first solo flight). One of the most fun parts before the trip was providing Nolan's mom with suggested gear lists (we supplied the retro Kelty pack and sleeping bag for him). We had a great time in Vallecito Valley over 3 days with nice weather. I told him he was probably the only 14 year old to be seeing some of the places I took him to. We found a dead fox, some ram horns, a hunting blind, morteros with a grinding rock, and more stars than he knew were in the sky. It blew his mind. He admitted that he was miserable the first couple of miles hiking over rough terrain from Agua Caliente, but said that the night sky and peacefulness made it worth the while. He is hooked. A slideshow (12 photos) of our adventure is posted. Sorry about the Photobucket commercials, I haven't moved over to Smugmug yet. - Jim
edited by ziphius on 2/28/2017
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dsefcik
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28 days ago
dsefcik
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Looks like it was great weather....love that area, one of my favorites.

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Britain
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27 days ago
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Awesome haven't explored this area ..yet. Nice pics!

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tommy750
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27 days ago
tommy750
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Wow, what a great intro to backpacking and the desert. Another Nolan on the forum?? Thumbs Up
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rockhopper
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26 days ago
rockhopper
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That's the best experience for a 14 year old boy. IMHO. Good job!
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