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anutami
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4/16/2012
anutami
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It was pouring rain on Friday, and wanted to get into a sheltered wash "coachwhip".











Saturday I wanted to explore the calcite mine slot canyons we started the hike and the wind was crazy. The kids were getting cold so I went to plan B



I decided to head down into Palm Wash w/ the Camper: Instead of heading down the jeep trail, I drove out towards the salton sea and headed back west up the wash



It was about 9 miles up the wash and a few very tight places!



notice my step rail, had a run in w/ some sandstone


just when I thought the going was getting too tough found an awesome campstie


totally protected from the wind!

and we got our slot canyon fix




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surfponto
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4/16/2012
surfponto
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You have the perfect vehicle for camping in unpredictable weather.

I like the camping area you found to yourself. Wow tight squeeze getting the camper up the wash. Great job :-)

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mrkmc
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4/16/2012
mrkmc
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Looks like fun! I want to check out that area you have in the pic of the map. There are some benchmarks of there I want to hike to.
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dsefcik
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4/16/2012
dsefcik
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Very cool how you get truck into some of those areas. In the pic of the side rail I also noticed your shovel, looks like you had to do some digging!

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anutami
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4/17/2012
anutami
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dsefcik wrote:
Very cool how you get truck into some of those areas. In the pic of the side rail I also noticed your shovel, looks like you had to do some digging!


Yeah, after all the trips out I finally had to use my shovel. Without a spotter I turned too sharp wedging my rail on that chunck of sandstone. I broke it loose with the shovel, and I also have a small hand pick next to the shovel that helped.
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