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deborah
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10/13/2019
deborah
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I was back in the Rockhouse Canyon again, this time exploring a drainage between the north end of the canyon to Dawn's Peak. Thought I'd share some pictures.




Not much to this picture but the colors. This was on the drive down Montezuma Valley road. I pulled over just long enough to poke my head out for this shot. It was chilly. smile












The picture doesn't really show it well, but that rock face is maybe a few hundred feet tall. The dry fall is only a short walk back into the canyon.














2 mylar balloons retrieved. smile

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10/21/2019
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Buford wrote:
Most SUVs and trucks should be able to get to the Butler/Rockhouse junction. The final 3 miles to the end of Rockhouse Truck Trail can be a mess. It depends on how bad the monsoons were, how armored your vehicle is, or how tolerant you are of body damage.


Very tolerant....this was from back in 2013, just didn't see that boulder...


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10/14/2019
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Great area, the Lindsay book refers that area as Mojave Valley. There is an old geocache hidden away along that drainage.

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10/16/2019
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Great photos. I cant' figure out what species of butterfly that is. It resembles a pipevine swallowtail, except some features are way different.

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deborah
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10/16/2019
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Rocko1 wrote:
Great pics. What type of vehicle do you have? I want to do a trip up Rockhouse Canyon and would like to get as close as possible in my Ford Escape.



I have a Tacoma. The short distance that I went in a few weeks ago was bumpy for sure, but probably not surprising since I didn't bother to air down. smile I thought it was very manageable until I got to my stopping point. There were some medium-size boulders in the path I was following. I didn't spend much time looking for a way around.
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Britain
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10/24/2019
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Rocker guards are needed here.

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rockhopper
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11/2/2019
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dsefcik wrote:
Buford wrote:
Most SUVs and trucks should be able to get to the Butler/Rockhouse junction. The final 3 miles to the end of Rockhouse Truck Trail can be a mess. It depends on how bad the monsoons were, how armored your vehicle is, or how tolerant you are of body damage.


Very tolerant....this was from back in 2013, just didn't see that boulder...



Happened to us too. Did the exact same thing back in the 1970's. ( Sorry no pics.) We were climbing up a drainage in the Panamints and slid down a slick rock really did some ugly body art to my friends rig. We should have parked it long before and hiked in but we went onward and failed! .Your desert tattoo makes for nice conversation.
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11/6/2019
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Rocko1 wrote:
My brother got tired of the scratches as well and painted his entire Explorer in bed liner. Problem solved.


OMG...Desert Tan bed liner no less...I know what I am doing this 3 day weekend..!!!



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