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tommy750
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7/17/2012
tommy750
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Still have barely scratched the surface of Table Mt so decided to head out again. Was only 88 degrees till sunset, so quite a bit cooler than the rest of ABDSP. My Bronco buddy agreed to come along if I helped her search for the nearby geocache, "Yoni." Headed south of I-8 at In-Ko-Pah and started searching.


Table Mt Topo by tomteske, on Flickr

After following her around led by her smart phone (a dubious navigational decision) found lots of yonis but not "the" yoni.


Yoni by tomteske, on Flickr


Yoni by tomteske, on Flickr


Yoni by tomteske, on Flickr


Yoni by tomteske, on Flickr


Yoni by tomteske, on Flickr

Finally decided to get serious and typed the coordinates into the Garmin. Five feet from the road we found this. Thought the half dozen other ones within 500 ft were more impressive.


Yoni Geocache by tomteske, on Flickr


Yoni Geocache by tomteske, on Flickr


Yoni Geocache by tomteske, on Flickr

Headed toward the quarry and found this 40G hard drive someone wanted to get rid of.


Maxtor Hard Drive by tomteske, on Flickr


Hard Drive by tomteske, on Flickr

The area was littered with bone fragments. This one looks like the lambdoidal suture on the posterior skull. Almost sounds like a crime scene from a cheap novel. Or maybe not.


Lambdoidal Suture by tomteske, on Flickr

Kept heading up toward Table Mt and saw several markers like this as previously mentioned by Daren. Seemed to be mainly around the quarry.


Table Mt Marker by tomteske, on Flickr

Kept expecting "Road Closed" BLM Markers but there were none. Finally ended up on top of Table Mt. Squaw Tit is to the left and the Table Mt summit to the right.


Table Mt Summit by tomteske, on Flickr

Parked 75 yards east of the BP truck and the Jeep behind it. They didn't seem to care we were taking in the view next door.


Table Mt BP by tomteske, on Flickr


Toward Jacumba by tomteske, on Flickr

Headed down the way we came and stopped by a wildlife guzzler I mentioned in a previous post. Decide to pull the top and see if any water was present after the recent rain.


Guzzler Uncovered by tomteske, on Flickr

Looks like it was capturing some water and the stick shows about a 6-8" depth.


Guzzler Depth Gauge by tomteske, on Flickr

Here's a literal bird's eye view. Had a few feathers in the relatively clear water but not enough to think a predator got lucky.


Table Guzzler Interior by tomteske, on Flickr

Headed west and saw an amazing amount of trash and carnage.


Table Mt Concern by tomteske, on Flickr


Painted Rocks by tomteske, on Flickr


Grafitto by tomteske, on Flickr


Shotgun Petroglyph by tomteske, on Flickr

Even littering with money.


Eleven Cents by tomteske, on Flickr

Found a weathered spine fragment, presumably a deer or maybe bighorn. You anatomists will appreciate the thoracic spine with attached rib fragments and prominent left-leaning spinous processes and the non-ribbed cervical vertebrae. Deer lumbar and thoracic vertebrae appear quite similar to humans but the neck looks very different.


Thoracolumbar Spine by tomteske, on Flickr

Both of us needed a little extra clearance in places but the Bronco got beached in this pic and we needed to pull out the jack and shovel.


Lift Kit by tomteske, on Flickr


Beached by tomteske, on Flickr

And now, to make this a legitimate post, the ABDSP sign, a view of Jacumba and the one collected mylar balloon. Hope you enjoyed this rambling summer "slow news day" post. Tom


Table Mt ABDSP by tomteske, on Flickr


Jacumba by tomteske, on Flickr


Mylar Balloon by tomteske, on Flickr
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dsefcik
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7/17/2012
dsefcik
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Nice trip, I want to get back out there also as I have a lot things I still want to check out. There are still several guzzlers you did not see near your travel area(s). Those white markers seemed to surround the quarry area from what I remember. That small bone fragment does look skull like, there could be burial grounds out here, did the bone have a blueish color to it? I am no bone expert but I have seen both deer and bighorn out there so your guess is as good as mine on the spine.

Why would anyone want to get rid of a 40gb hard drive?

BTW, you drove right past the boulders with the pictos I posted awhile back on your last TM post.

Daren

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PS, I liked the video... definitely some 4WD road out there.

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tommy750
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7/17/2012
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Why would anyone want to get rid of a 40gb hard drive?

BTW, you drove right past the boulders with the pictos I posted awhile back on your last TM post.

Daren

Thanks for the tip. Will definitely get out there on foot as soon as it cools down. Hard to see pictographs from inside the cab. Tom
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7/18/2012
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Nice trip and photos. Yeah.... your skull fragment looks a little eerie.

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