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6/20/2011
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I took a trip out to Borrego over the week end of May 27-29.

It was very windy as evidence by the lenticular cloud over the Elephant's Knees.

The wind was blowing so hard, it felt like I couldn't fall down the mountain when I was climbing down from the Wind Caves.

I was going to camp at Fish Creek, but I was afraid the tent would blow away. Does anyone know what this excavation is on the mountainside coming back from Fish Creek?
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6/21/2011
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TR, that is a beautiful area, I still have yet to make it over there. I did stop by the wind cave area a couple of months ago but it was to hot for my dog so we did not go too far.

Thanks for sharing those pics, if you do any more trips out it would be great to have you post those also.

Daren
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I just read the topic title, I do not see where this is Blair Valley, it looks more like the Split Mtn / Fish Creek area.

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6/21/2011
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Daren

You got me. I didn't want to duplicate your Little Blair Valley trip pics, so I left them out.

It was so windy, that it was actually cold in Blair Valley. If I had a jacket, I'd of worn it.







I think this is a Pinyon Pine.


A balancing rock.


The pictographs, of course.


The Valley.


I intend to go back out this weekend. I know it going to be hot. But, a little extra water, a big hat, a taking it nice and slow (as if I did it any other way), and I should be okay. I got a Spot locator for Father's Day, since I hike mostly alone. (A gift to myself, but for the peace of mind of the wife). There's a $50 rebate through the end of July at REI. I signed up for the Track Progress feature. So I'll be interested in seeing the tracks.
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6/21/2011
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You should always post your pics, no two are the same and yours are great!

I have spent the last 2 weekends out in Earthquake Valley, this last weekend was from Fir-Monday, 4 days worth. I have a lot pics and need to write up a few trip reports. Temperatures in BV the last few days were mid 80's, very pleasant (to me). I did spend one night up at the Solstice cave and the temps down near Canebrake were 105. Will try to write up a few TR's and post some pics this week.

Daren

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