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blueskymut
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4/11/2010
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Does anyone know any details about Mark Piepkorn of Piepkorn slot? Such as, How did he die?,Where was he from?, How old was he and where is he buried? Thank you for the great site.
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4/12/2010
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Hi and welcome,

Have not heard of him. I will see if I can find out some information though.

Bob
blueskymut wrote:
Does anyone know any details about Mark Piepkorn of Piepkorn slot? Such as, How did he die?,Where was he from?, How old was he and where is he buried? Thank you for the great site.


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4/12/2010
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Hey again,
I am just realizing that I have been over there and have seen some sort of memorial.
Now I am intrigued.
I will see what I can find out.

Bob

blueskymut wrote:
Does anyone know any details about Mark Piepkorn of Piepkorn slot? Such as, How did he die?,Where was he from?, How old was he and where is he buried? Thank you for the great site.


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dsefcik
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4/2/2011
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Any updates on this? I wouldn't mind stopping by there and have a look at it.

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4/3/2011
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You can access it from a turn before the border patrol checkpoint in Mortero Wash.
If I remember correctly the slot itself is narrow so oyur truck could not go through it.
There is a bypass though.


dsefcik wrote:
Any updates on this? I wouldn't mind stopping by there and have a look at it.


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wintyfresh
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10/30/2013
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Resurrecting this old thread since I wondered the same and found some info from StevesKJ over on the Outdoor Adventures forums, thanks to BorregoWrangler's help.

I knew Mark since the early nineties. He wasn't very old and seemed in good health. A little wild sometimes - he drove a full-sized lifted F-250 through the "Squeeze". It wasn't a pretty sight!!! I wasn't out with them when he expired. I think I would have really freaked out. We did put the marker out there a short time later in his memory.


He was 39 and died of a heart attack on the trail from the sound of things.
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tommy750
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10/30/2013
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The plaque is on a boulder near the "one-way" route through the Volcanic Hills on the ABDSP pdf map (http://www.parks.ca.gov/pages/638/files/ABDSPmap.pdf). My torn up sidewalls and chunks of missing tread on both front tires are a result of foolishly driving my Tundra through there---twice upset Seemed like a perfectly acceptable short cut from Indian Hill to S2 except it's not unless you're driving a short wheelbase 4x4. Tom

Here's a pic of one part of the road:


volcanic hills by tomteske, on Flickr
edited by tommy750 on 10/30/2013
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Carrizo
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11/10/2013
Carrizo
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I believe he was a man who worked for Solar Turbines, or one of the big companies in San Diego, and was active in their 4x4 group. I think I remember he had a heart attack while trying to help someone out there in that canyon. They made the memorial for him.
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Britain
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5/18/2018
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I've been following the plaque for near 20 years. Used to have a plaster lighthouse next to it. People would pay their tokens, most likely ended up a geocache. About 5 years ago the weekend warriors found it and destroyed the lighthouse and tried prying off the plaque. It was still there this year a bit more destroyed.
There used to be some black rock designs in the earth above it and a ways away. Spirals and a sun with rays. Those also have been destroyed by weekend wheelers.

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5/18/2018
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Really don't understand the mentality of some people. :-(

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