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tommy750
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8/12/2012
tommy750
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Drove out to Split Mt. after seeing Borregolinda's post. The pickup was amazing! Thought I heard they were parked near the Wind Caves trail head when the flood hit. According to my odometer, that's 2.0 miles from the pickup location! Here's a few more pics:


Fish Creek F150 by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU3 by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU by tomteske, on Flickr

Looks like the truck is starting to leak fluids.


Fish Creek PU Leaks by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU Leak by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU5 by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU4 by tomteske, on Flickr

Assuming they didn't place this sign this low to the ground!


ABDSP Sign by tomteske, on Flickr

A solitary Bighorn a couple hundred yards up the canyon.


Fish Creek Bighorn by tomteske, on Flickr

The truck on the way out to Blair Valley to find Daren and view the Perseid meteor shower


Fish Creek Noc PU by tomteske, on Flickr
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dsefcik
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8/12/2012
dsefcik
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Great pics, too bad for that truck and owner!
You said the bighorn had "nubs" (or I think asked that..), it looks like maybe an older ewe and not a lamb.
It was great meeting you and your companions even though I doubt I would be able to recognize any of you in the daylight smile

I will post up some pics later of the meteor shower and my tour of the OWEF as soon as I can. I managed to get a few good shots and some with meteors in them.

Great meteor shower for sure and I was in total disbelief of how many people were camping out there.

Daren

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anutami
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8/12/2012
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Wow!!! Your pictures say a million words. Great shots! I love the pic of the inside of the truck cab. Wow!!!
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surfponto
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8/13/2012
surfponto
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Crazy pics.

I heard there was suppose to be more rain out there Sunday evening.
Any reports on more flooding?

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Borregolinda
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8/13/2012
Borregolinda
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surfponto wrote:
Crazy pics.

I heard there was suppose to be more rain out there Sunday evening.
Any reports on more flooding?


Have heard anything out here in Borrego. Great lightning storm over there last night though!
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Borregolinda
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8/13/2012
Borregolinda
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tommy750 wrote:
Drove out to Split Mt. after seeing Borregolinda's post. The pickup was amazing! Thought I heard they were parked near the Wind Caves trail head when the flood hit. According to my odometer, that's 2.0 miles from the pickup location! Here's a few more pics:


Fish Creek F150 by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU3 by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU by tomteske, on Flickr

Looks like the truck is starting to leak fluids.


Fish Creek PU Leaks by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU Leak by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU5 by tomteske, on Flickr


Fish Creek PU4 by tomteske, on Flickr

Assuming they didn't place this sign this low to the ground!


ABDSP Sign by tomteske, on Flickr

A solitary Bighorn a couple hundred yards up the canyon.


Fish Creek Bighorn by tomteske, on Flickr

The truck on the way out to Blair Valley to find Daren and view the Perseid meteor shower


Fish Creek Noc PU by tomteske, on Flickr



Nice shots! We took ab out 100 pictures last week and couldn't decide which ones to post here! My Tracks program on my phone showed it 1.76. Went a long ways! Tree stopped it. Talked to Supervising Ranger Friday and she says the owner will be responsible for getting the truck out of there. Sounds expensive!
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tommy750
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8/13/2012
tommy750
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dsefcik wrote:
Great pics, too bad for that truck and owner!
You said the bighorn had "nubs" (or I think asked that..), it looks like maybe an older ewe and not a lamb.
It was great meeting you and your companions even though I doubt I would be able to recognize any of you in the daylight smile

I will post up some pics later of the meteor shower and my tour of the OWEF as soon as I can. I managed to get a few good shots and some with meteors in them.

Great meteor shower for sure and I was in total disbelief of how many people were camping out there.

Daren


Yeah, glad to have met up with you Saturday night. Was great how it cooled down in Blair Valley after having been 113 in Fish Creek a few hours before. The dark night sky was amazing and definitely was a nice meteor show. Tom (and Sandie and Amy)
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surfponto
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8/13/2012
surfponto
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Thanks Linda
I could see some huge looking storm clouds out to the East yesterday.
Looked like some serious weather...


Borregolinda wrote:
surfponto wrote:
Crazy pics.

I heard there was suppose to be more rain out there Sunday evening.
Any reports on more flooding?


Have heard anything out here in Borrego. Great lightning storm over there last night though!


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tommy750
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8/13/2012
tommy750
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Nice shots! We took about 100 pictures last week and couldn't decide which ones to post here! My Tracks program on my phone showed it 1.76. Went a long ways! Tree stopped it. Talked to Supervising Ranger Friday and she says the owner will be responsible for getting the truck out of there. Sounds expensive!

I agree! Would like to see a video of the towing company trying to extract that mess. Tom
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11/4/2012
tommy750
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Just saw this article in East County Magazine ( http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/11619 ) referring to Hurricane Sandy. It links to a book entitled "Tropical Storm Kathleen" by James L. Larson, a Cal-Trans employee who apparently saw the results of this devastating 1976 storm first hand. The storm really battered San Diego and Imperial Counties. Fish Creek flash flood was bad but this looks apocalyptic:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/9354989/Tropical-Storm-Kathleen
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