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dsefcik
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11/12/2015
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Here are a few pics from our recent backpack trip into Rockhouse Canyon where we spent 3 days base camped near the trail that leads up and over to Martinez Canyon and explored the various fingers that lead to and around the Necklace. It felt good to just relax for a few days and explore with a light day pack instead of lugging around a big heavy pack everyday. We were able to squeeze enough good water out of Stifferino to keep us happy for the whole trip. The repairs we made several years ago to the spring seem to be holding up with minor upkeep and it is also providing a bit better of a watering hole for the wildlife.

With the exception of the close up insects all of the photos are Fuji Velvia 50 film taken with my medium format Fuji GSW645 camera

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Total Balloon count this trip - 10+ I have been pretty lame lately not taking pictures and not keeping good count, maybe that can be my new years resolution..haha...

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11/14/2015
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Nice photos as always. I'm not worthy! Nice to see the spring flowing. Good work. And nice arrow point find. Good eye to spot that one. What elevation did you find it? How far east from the Santa Rosa ridge line do you go?
Cheers.
btw Enjoy Martinez canyon
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11/15/2015
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rockhopper wrote:
Nice photos as always. I'm not worthy! Nice to see the spring flowing. Good work. And nice arrow point find. Good eye to spot that one. What elevation did you find it? How far east from the Santa Rosa ridge line do you go?
Cheers.
btw Enjoy Martinez canyon
We based camped in RHC at the bottom of the Santa Rosa's and climbed the fingers going up to the top of the rifgeline so we could see Cochella, Salton sea, etc. Gary found the point somewhere not to high up, he seems to find them regularly.

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11/15/2015
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Another great trip. Those completely worn through morteros/metates are pretty amazing. Here's a couple more pics from the trip:

Fallen Ram by tomteske, on Flickr

Lower Rockhouse From Cowboy Ridge by tomteske, on Flickr

Tarptent on Cowboy Ridge by tomteske, on Flickr

IMG_0862 by tomteske, on Flickr
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11/15/2015
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Nice trip and photos guys, especially Tommy's last one. Daren, you always seem to find the scorpions (or they find you). Pretty interesting entry for Stifferino in the Lindsay book, makes sense. smile

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dsefcik
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11/15/2015
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nice pics tom...!!
we split up on the ridge so i didn't see the ram and i don't think you saw all the mortars with holes thru them.
i remember that snooze, not even 2 hours into the hike from the cars...phewww!

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11/18/2015
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You guys pulled off another good one! I'm going to be blazing through there right after Thanksgiving, wish I had more time to poke around. My favorite experiences there have been almost aimless over a few days with very memorable morning views-from-tent on a hillside near that water, thanks for the improvements. My buddy still laughs at me for snoozing while backpacking in, of course that was after spending time in Carlies the night before... Can't wait to meet up with you guys out there soon.
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