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2/25/2012
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Spent the day with Daren exploring some cool pictographs in Jacumba - Carrizo Creek
Awesome time
Thanks Daren,

Bob

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Video of small train in Jacumba
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2/26/2012
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Looks like you and I have some of the same photos, can't believe we saw an actual, moving train on the tracks...first time for me.

Snakes are coming out


Train on the tracks heading out towards the trestle

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Some funky colors inside the abandoned railway cars out there

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2/26/2012
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Great shot of the Gopher snake !
Thanks for the hike,
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2/26/2012
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Wow! Can't believe the tracks are still active. Was the driver taking pictures/video of you guys too and is that how they patrol the tracks? My son would have gone crazy, is that hike too rugged for kids?. I have yet to hike in from the western end, and need to get out there.
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It kind of caught us by surprise also. I think it was more of some type of tour train but I am not totally sure.
The area is very rugged and tends to get visitors from south of the border as was evidenced b the water bottles, clothes and backpacks littered around.



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Wow! Can't believe the tracks are still active. Was the driver taking pictures/video of you guys too and is that how they patrol the tracks? My son would have gone crazy, is that hike too rugged for kids?. I have yet to hike in from the western end, and need to get out there.

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Added a short Trip Report from the day here

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2/26/2012
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anutami wrote:
My son would have gone crazy, is that hike too rugged for kids?. I have yet to hike in from the western end, and need to get out there.

You should take him to the Campo Train Station, they give rides on the same tracks, my avatar is actually from a picture with my kids on the train. They have a whole yard of trains to look at and they give you a tour.

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Me with one of sons on the train at Campo

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surfponto wrote:
It kind of caught us by surprise also. I think it was more of some type of tour train but I am not totally sure.
The area is very rugged and tends to get visitors from south of the border as was evidenced b the water bottles, clothes and backpacks littered around.


That's the first leg of the new California high-speed rail project... smile but seriously, nice trip report Bob and Daren. I'm amazed at the vividness of the pictographs, makes me wonder what types of dye / coloring agents the natives used back in the day.

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You should take him to the Campo Train Station, they give rides on the same tracks, my avatar is actually from a picture with my kids on the train. They have a whole yard of trains to look at and they give you a tour.

Daren, thanks so much. I had no idea this existed. I am so taking Brett here. Is that a picture of your boy losing a tooth?
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2/27/2012
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I agree. They are pretty amazing.
The cave is well protected from the elements.


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surfponto wrote:
It kind of caught us by surprise also. I think it was more of some type of tour train but I am not totally sure.
The area is very rugged and tends to get visitors from south of the border as was evidenced b the water bottles, clothes and backpacks littered around.


That's the first leg of the new California high-speed rail project... smile but seriously, nice trip report Bob and Daren. I'm amazed at the vividness of the pictographs, makes me wonder what types of dye / coloring agents the natives used back in the day.


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3/2/2012
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ziphius wrote:
surfponto wrote:
It kind of caught us by surprise also. I think it was more of some type of tour train but I am not totally sure.
The area is very rugged and tends to get visitors from south of the border as was evidenced b the water bottles, clothes and backpacks littered around.


That's the first leg of the new California high-speed rail project... smile but seriously, nice trip report Bob and Daren. I'm amazed at the vividness of the pictographs, makes me wonder what types of dye / coloring agents the natives used back in the day.


Found a cool article on native American dyes http://mydesertmagazine.com/files/194503-DesertMagazine-1945-March.pdf

Starts on pg 20
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anutami wrote:

Found a cool article on native American dyes http://mydesertmagazine.com/files/194503-DesertMagazine-1945-March.pdf
Starts on pg 20


That seems to mostly talk about dying string,yarn, etc for fabrics. I wonder if those materials and techniques also worked for rock art.
Don't forget to also read Marshal South's Desert Refuge article, that one is one of my favorites and you can also see the South children wrote a letter to the editor thanking the donor of their tortoise.

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3/7/2012
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Here is the story of those abandoned rail cars Daren and I checked out on this trip :-)

Abandoned Rail Cars on Carrizo Track
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I don't get it..those photos are old and the story doesn't really say much...what did I miss?

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3/7/2012
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How do you know how old the photos are?

dsefcik wrote:
I don't get it..those photos are old and the story doesn't really say much...what did I miss?


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The meta data on them says 04-19-2011

Besides, look at the below photos, the one from his site shows him standing next to the no trespassing sign **on the pole** and the one I took a few weeks ago is you **holding** the sign that was on the ground. You are standing just to the right of the pole (which is out of the picture)



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surfponto wrote:
How do you know how old the photos are?

dsefcik wrote:
I don't get it..those photos are old and the story doesn't really say much...what did I miss?


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3/7/2012
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Ahhh tricky smile

dsefcik wrote:
The meta data on them says 04-19-2011

Besides, look at the below photos, the one from his site shows him standing next to the no trespassing sign **on the pole** and the one I took a few weeks ago is you **holding** the sign that was on the ground. You are standing just to the right of the pole (which is out of the picture)



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surfponto wrote:
How do you know how old the photos are?

dsefcik wrote:
I don't get it..those photos are old and the story doesn't really say much...what did I miss?


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7/30/2012
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anutami wrote:
You should take him to the Campo Train StationThey have a whole yard of trains to look at and they give you a tour.
Daren, thanks so much. I had no idea this existed. I am so taking Brett here.


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