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10/9/2017
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What is this stuff. Has lots of very small thorns. Rips your skin up. Stuff always seems to end up in groves, right in your path. Caused me today a lot of deterring. And those big flys, they follow you for miles. Wish I would have had a flamethrower!


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Cat's Claw....

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dsefcik wrote:
Cat's Claw....


Thanks makes sense!

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10/10/2017
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Haha. Horrible stuff. Extracts a blood toll when you bushwhack through it.

According to the scientists it is good for sheep, it flowers and holds leaves later than most plants giving them food in the dry months.
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10/11/2017
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I notice that stuff right away now. I have many a torn shirt from that stuff. Do not recommend hiking dry creek beds in the desert . I try to stay up higher on the slopes or ridge lines. That's were all of the Native Americans trail are any way. The old boy's knew about cat's claw for sure.
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The worst part is the claws break off in your skin and then you gotta dig them out.

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Also Cat's claw root is used as a tea for wound healing ( The cat's claw damage! ) and for stomach ulcers, arthritis and inflammation.
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Got me a little cholla today. Those little ones that have broken off the ball. Had to take my pants off. Some of the spikes went through. But Love me some early morning hiking.


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10/11/2017
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nothing quite like an acacia to slow you down. i've got a beautiful one on my hillside overlooking chollas creek... if anybody ever entered our fence it'd be the first friend to greet them!
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cercidium wrote:
nothing quite like an acacia to slow you down. i've got a beautiful one on my hillside overlooking chollas creek... if anybody ever entered our fence it'd be the first friend to greet them!

You need to plant some more down in the canyon...the new home of the homeless....I just cleared out more crap from them this morning.

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10/13/2017
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dsefcik wrote:
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You need to plant some more down in the canyon...the new home of the homeless....I just cleared out more crap from them this morning.



i've been working with sdpd and canyonlands to clear that out—54th and uni is complete, the creekbed is next. that little canyon is best kept with natives... of course my hillside is fair game for all manner of sonoran desert friends!
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10/13/2017
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Was in one of the big storm channels in Anaheim, there are thousands of homeless people. Just miles of them. I feel sorry for them. There are students living there. They just cannot afford to live in this area and this is the only option for them. It's truly sad this is happening. There's a line of what they can afford and moving to where they can afford. Most of them who I talked to are not of the crazy type.

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