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surfponto
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11/25/2012
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Hard to call it a trip report since it is really a sub one mile hike. smile
That being said apparently Box Canyon is a historically significant area that everyone should check out.

We always drive right by but finally decided to stop.

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Butterflies in Box Canyon

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11/25/2012
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You're right Bob, I too have driven by the monument numerous time and never stopped! Would suggest everyone check out Wikipedia's article on the Mormon Battalion. An amazing story even more apropos in view of our recent presidential election, the battalion has numerous additional local monuments most (including myself) are not familiar with. Tom

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11/26/2012
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Great butterfly pics!!! I too have passed by many, many times and have never stopped!
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11/26/2012
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It is a great piece of history.
Love the old stories about Anza Borrego.
Would love to find some old pictures of wagons traversing the canyon smile
Bob

tommy750 wrote:
You're right Bob, I too have driven by the monument numerous time and never stopped! Would suggest everyone check out Wikipedia's article on the Mormon Battalion. An amazing story even more apropos in view of our recent presidential election, the battalion has numerous additional local monuments most (including myself) are not familiar with. Tom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Battalion


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11/26/2012
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The butterflies were cool. There were hundreds of them and some were even posing for pictures smile


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Great butterfly pics!!! I too have passed by many, many times and have never stopped!

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11/26/2012
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I have not been to that area in years. We "hiked" it when I was a cub scout. I remember it was really hot, but the best part was the adults gave us crackers and beef jerky to represent the diet of dried beef and hard tack biscuits I guess. I remember thinking how cool it would be to eat beef jerky and soda crackers all the time. Also didn't realize how short it was, everything seems a lot longer when you are only 8 : )
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11/26/2012
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I like that area and hiked it a year ago. Like others have said here, the Mormon Battalion history is very interesting. These were tough folks in the days before Goretex. smile Apparently, you can find some rust marks in east county (maybe in Box Canyon too?) from the repeated traverses of wagon wheels through ruts in the rock. Nice butterfly photos. - Jim

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Thanks Jim
We looked for the marks that are suppose to be visible in Box Canyon but couldn't find them.
The butterflies were cool. There were hundreds of them.
I think out of 50 pictures I took 3 came out smile
Love digital photography.
Bob


ziphius wrote:
I like that area and hiked it a year ago. Like others have said here, the Mormon Battalion history is very interesting. These were tough folks in the days before Goretex. smile Apparently, you can find some rust marks in east county (maybe in Box Canyon too?) from the repeated traverses of wagon wheels through ruts in the rock. Nice butterfly photos. - Jim


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11/26/2012
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You have never stopped..????

What about the other side of the road from the monument, have you looked over there??

I have... http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic161-from-the-unpublished-series.aspx

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We stopped once about 10 years ago. Never really knew the history.
What is up with those outhouses?EEK!

Daren Sefcik wrote:
You have never stopped..????

What about the other side of the road from the monument, have you looked over there??

I have... http://www.anzaborrego.net/anzaborrego/forum/topic161-from-the-unpublished-series.aspx


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