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tommy750
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4/28/2015
tommy750
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Was trying to head out last weekend for a short backpack trip but the weather wasn't cooperative so postponed. Did decide to head out on Sunday and ended up wandering around west of the Indian Hill area. Spied this Red Racer hopelessly stuck in a 5 ft pit near the powder can shack. Couldn't tell if he was dead or alive till I tossed a handful of sand at him and his head moved. Jumped in and grabbed him and he quickly became the luckiest snake in ABDSP smile


Stuck Snake by tomteske, on Flickr


Looking pretty thin. Finally saw him start to move and when I got done looking around, he was gone. Hope he makes it!


Red Racer by tomteske, on Flickr


Rescue Snake by tomteske, on Flickr


The powder can shack is fading fast but there are other ones out there.


Powder Can House by tomteske, on Flickr


Powder Can House2 by tomteske, on Flickr


25 LBS. by tomteske, on Flickr


A little panel near the tracks.


Grafitti Triptych by tomteske, on Flickr


Still lots of artifacts lying around the old railroad camps.


Knife by tomteske, on Flickr


Diarrheoea by tomteske, on Flickr


Shovel by tomteske, on Flickr


Top of a flask or salt shaker? Only thing I found that wasn't rusting.


Flask by tomteske, on Flickr


Great Basin Whiptail


Great Basin Whiptail by tomteske, on Flickr


Found morteros around a bunch of rock shelters and some maybe pictos.


Morteros by tomteske, on Flickr


ss_lbk by tomteske, on Flickr


Couple pics near the tracks. Enjoy. Tom


Seven Sisters by tomteske, on Flickr


Southern Pacific by tomteske, on Flickr
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surfponto
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4/29/2015
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Awesome job rescuing that red racer smile
Wow you are not kidding about the powder can house. last time we saw it it looked like this.





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4/29/2015
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Here it is 08/25/2011 so Bob, either your picture is older than that or it has been rebuilt.



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4/29/2015
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Tom, you put in some mileage on that trip, sorry I didn't join you..I guess we should call you snake man now....

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4/29/2015
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You are right.
That trip was from February 2010

dsefcik wrote:
Here it is 08/25/2011 so Bob, either your picture is older than that or it has been rebuilt.



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tommy750
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4/29/2015
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dsefcik wrote:
Tom, you put in some mileage on that trip, sorry I didn't join you..I guess we should call you snake man now....


Good thing we didn't go out Saturday since the wind and dust were horrible. Sunday was perfect, however.

My gps said 12.8 miles with the GE track stating 11.9 which is about what I expected. Your gps would probably say I went a few blocks smile (Last time we went out there was a major discrepancy between our two garmin units)
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4/29/2015
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surfponto wrote:
You are right.
That trip was from February 2010

dsefcik wrote:
Here it is 08/25/2011 so Bob, either your picture is older than that or it has been rebuilt.



Three or four cans go missing every year! Next year it will all be over upset
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ziphius
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4/29/2015
ziphius
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Nice pics Tommy, love the graffiti. Alex and I saw a red racer (=coachwhip) near Gray Mtn. last weekend...so fast. BTW, this site is pretty darn good for herp identification:

http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/snakesid/common.html - Jim
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tommy750
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4/29/2015
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Nice pics Tommy, love the graffiti. Alex and I saw a red racer (=coachwhip) near Gray Mtn. last weekend...so fast. BTW, this site is pretty darn good for herp identification:

http://www.californiaherps.com/identification/snakesid/common.html - Jim
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I love that site! Always head there for help IDing the critters. This poor racer was not very active and hopefully he can grab a quick meal and start recuperating.
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4/30/2015
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tommy750 wrote:
surfponto wrote:
You are right.
That trip was from February 2010

dsefcik wrote:
Here it is 08/25/2011 so Bob, either your picture is older than that or it has been rebuilt.



Three or four cans go missing every year! Next year it will all be over upset


Wow, bummed I have yet to be there. Thanks for the report! Your reports are always top notch 😃
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tommy750
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5/1/2015
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Nolan (anutami) wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
surfponto wrote:
You are right.
That trip was from February 2010

dsefcik wrote:
Here it is 08/25/2011 so Bob, either your picture is older than that or it has been rebuilt.



Three or four cans go missing every year! Next year it will all be over upset


Wow, bummed I have yet to be there. Thanks for the report! Your reports are always top notch 😃


Thanks for the props, Nolan! Always enjoy reading your posts as well. The area is fun to explore and I'm sure your kids will love it.
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