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tommy750
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9/10/2017
tommy750
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Drove out to McCain Valley yesterday for a dayhike. Went to the end of McCain Valley Rd and then just kept going. There's an abandoned dirt road heading north but it's pretty hard to follow. Was mainly cloudy and foggy with brief rain showers throughout the day but great to be out of the heat. The scenery sure has change out there.

McCain Valley Road, Now, there's a second row of power poles for the wind turbines.

New McCain Valley Rd by tomteske, on Flickr

Pulling Wire by tomteske, on Flickr

The turbines are going up quickly. Already a bunch of towers in place behind Lark Canyon. Assuming everyone quit work when the thunderstorm rolled through...

Turbine by tomteske, on Flickr

Meandered up the valley till I got to the start of the steep descent into Canebrake. This is a from a rocky promintory overlooking Canebrake. Great expansive views.

Canebrake by tomteske, on Flickr

Looking North up Canebrake. Pepperwood Canyon is in the foreground.

Canebrake North by tomteske, on Flickr

Looking across Pepperwood Canyon at Peppwood Peak, the one in the middle.

Pepperwood Canyon by tomteske, on Flickr

The sky had mainly cleared on the way out. More pics of how things have changed.

Striations by tomteske, on Flickr

Three Colors by tomteske, on Flickr

Turbine Parts by tomteske, on Flickr


Sombrero View by tomteske, on Flickr

Enjoy. Tom
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Britain
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9/10/2017
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I caught one of the base sections @ Buckman Springs. Made in Korea.

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9/10/2017
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Its tragic whats happened to McCain area with power lines and turbines. Last time I was there in 2002 we packed down the trail to Cranebrake. Hoping find some of the McCain history. In the 70's we tested our rock climbing skills on the big chunk of granite. I dont remember the name of it anymore. Did loose some anchors in it.
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tommy750
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9/10/2017
tommy750
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Britain wrote:
Its tragic whats happened to McCain area with power lines and turbines. Last time I was there in 2002 we packed down the trail to Cranebrake. Hoping find some of the McCain history. In the 70's we tested our rock climbing skills on the big junk of granite. I dont remember the name of it anymore. Did loose some anchors in it.


If you drive to the end of the road and don't look south, it's still a great place to escape. There's going to be huge turbines just north of Cottonwood Campground to keep you company from now on.
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9/11/2017
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Progress....we all just need to go back to outhouses and horses.....

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9/15/2017
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9/15/2017
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Interesting they must have recently updated GE. I see this else where also.

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9/15/2017
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Saw the new GE images. Looks bad up close and from afar.
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