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dsefcik
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10/20/2019
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Took a few days off from work and did some day hiking with Gary. We hit up Pinyon Mtn and Grapevine Mtn VABM's. We also spent a day hiking around Cottonwood Canyon.

B/W photos are from an Olympus OM-4 with Rollie Retros 80s film developed in Rodinal.

View of Granite Mountain from Pinyon Mountain


Gary reading the Pinyon Mountain register


Looking towards Borrego Springs


Sunset at our campsite off Pinyon Mtn Road


Here is the GPS track for the hike


Grapevine Mtn VABM


GPS track for the Grapevine hike


Found this rattlesnake dead, only signs of trauma was a smashed head...recent. I would half speculate someone or something smashed his head and left him for dead....sad.


There are several dry falls going up the drainage we took, all passible with a little effort. Here is Gary on the last one near the top


The Grapevine Mtn register is still there, over to the right of Gary in the picture under some rocks


Bitter Creek Spring bathtub


Gary at the top


Cottonwood Canyon is an interesting place and worthy of a day of exploring. Purchase a day parking permit at the Butterfield store for $5 and you can park on their property and hike in.

Water Tanker wheel, spokes are made of wood


There are many old cattle troughs out in Cottonwood Cyn






Several beautiful cottonwood tree patches are in the canyon. They are very peaceful to sit under and just listen to the wind whip thru their leaves...hard to leave those cottonwood trees.


A couple of water tankers we found




An old stone flume in one of the drainages


This guy had an upset tummy


I spent an extra night out in the desert and camped out near the Shake VABM


View from the Shake VABM


The Shake resgister does not see a whole lot of visitors


Total Mylar Baloons this trip - 9




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Britain
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Love the film photos. Didn't you guys do oriflame up and over to cottonwood a ways back?

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Goodness, these are beautiful. Great clouds in those black and white photos.

I'm glad the Grapevine Mtn register is still there. smile

Thanks for sharing!
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Looks like a great set of hikes, Daren. Glad you could get out there.
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Britain wrote:
Love the film photos. Didn't you guys do oriflame up and over to cottonwood a ways back?


Gary and I did the Oriflame Cottonwood trip. Wish we would have had more time out in Cottonwood especially since there was lots of water.

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic1279-oriflame-to-cottonwood-canyon--day-bp.aspx
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10/21/2019
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Was just looking at my 2011 TR of Grapevine, the bathtub seems to have gotten a bit overgrown.

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Ok I remember that post!
tommy750 wrote:
Britain wrote:
Love the film photos. Didn't you guys do oriflame up and over to cottonwood a ways back?


Gary and I did the Oriflame Cottonwood trip. Wish we would have had more time out in Cottonwood especially since there was lots of water.

http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic1279-oriflame-to-cottonwood-canyon--day-bp.aspx


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