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anutami
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1/1/2013
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Decided to fit one more trip in before the year was over. My Dad, Aunt and nephews were staying at Agua Caliente. Decided to meet up with them and do a few hikes. My nephews have never been to ABDSP, so their cousins Brenna and Brett wanted to show them around the place.

It is hard to justify camping at agua caliente for $33 a night when you can drive up june wash 5 min away and be totally on your own. We decided to camp up June wash and just meet up with the fam the next day. Being that it was a full moon and all was able to get some pretty decent night shots....This was taken around 9pm


This was pretty cool because you can see a hint of laguna mountains and the sawtooth range....this also meant I had cell service, something you can't get at agua caliente.

Midnight storm rolling in


Picked up the kids and all piled in the rig to go check out Torote Canyon....from left to right Grayson 6, Brett 5, Brenna 7, and Garin 7




Flying in the millenium falcon


now they know what an elephant tree is!






Doing a little jedi training


Always nice to get a xmas present to use when camping


Took the kids to the Indian cave/playground to burn a few more calories




The Next day headed out to Indian Hill to explore some more Indian Caves


Brenna was the leader guiding us to the ancient villiage


Started to rain a bit and used the cave for some shelter


There are several "rooms" to this cave so be sure and bring a good flashlight

Even has a nice and protected kitchen area



Brenna remembered how to find the Shamans Cave


This is on another rock near the Shamans cave that I had never noticed before


Brett even part Shaman in him, telling the sun to please come out.


Great trip with some ABDSP "first timers"


Headed home through Dos Cabezas road, and of course lost my way. Ended up driving on the Freeway they have build out there. The security patrol guy stopped me and asked if I was doing work in the area? I consider this to be harassment because it was obvious I was camping having my rig and all, as well as 2 kids riding up front. I can only think he was trying to imply that I am not supposed to be there unless I am doing work. He then asked if I was camping the area? and then asked If I was leaving the area. Next time I am just going to give him the middle finger and be on my way.
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DRT Lakeside
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1/2/2013
DRT Lakeside
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Looks like a fun trip! Those clouds were a little ominous, lucky you had a Shaman with you. We call them "Independence Day" clouds--from the movie. Also enjoyed the Star Wars references. Did you stay for he rain?
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AdventureGraham
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1/2/2013
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Looks like the kids enjoyed themselves out there. Good times. Its a maze driving through those windmills. I think I've gotten lost every time I've been in there. Never had any contact with the security patrol though.
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harmono
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1/2/2013
harmono
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Headed home through Dos Cabezas road, and of course lost my way. Ended up driving on the Freeway they have build out there. The security patrol guy stopped me and asked if I was doing work in the area? I consider this to be harassment because it was obvious I was camping having my rig and all, as well as 2 kids riding up front. I can only think he was trying to imply that I am not supposed to be there unless I am doing work. He then asked if I was camping the area? and then asked If I was leaving the area. Next time I am just going to give him the middle finger and be on my way.


I spoke to one of the guards, and he was pretty nice, and helpful and showed me where the "public access" roads were. He understood that all I was trying to do was get to the railroad tracks. He didn't understand that the railroad tracks were in the direction that I was heading.

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dsefcik
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1/2/2013
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Sorry I missed you out there Nolan...drove right past your rig at Torote Canyon. Just think, your photo of the Sawtooth range showed where we were backpacking and camping. I had a guard one time follow me, stop and get right in front of me while I was setting up a tripod to photograph the landscape. He just sat there waiting for me to leave. I am not certain they have the right to stop you if you are on public land, they are private guards.

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tommy750
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1/2/2013
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Great trip! Like those night shots. Looks like you're doing more than your part getting the next generation excited about the desert. Tom
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anutami
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1/2/2013
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DRT Lakeside wrote:
Looks like a fun trip! Those clouds were a little ominous, lucky you had a Shaman with you. We call them &quotIndependence Day&quot clouds--from the movie. Also enjoyed the Star Wars references. Did you stay for he rain?


We got a little rain, but nothing too serious...it was pretty cool driving back and seeing all the snow in the mountains
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hikerdmb
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1/2/2013
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Does this mean you did not head to the Sierra?
David
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1/2/2013
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Like I've said a couple of times in regard to your posts, your kids are the luckiest kids on the planet! Looks like we weren't far apart, we had the same view of the mile 41 canyon that leads toward Inner Pasture on Sunday night. Rain, snow up high, great light, heh? Great photos and trip report! - Jim

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anutami
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1/3/2013
anutami
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hikerdmb wrote:
Does this mean you did not head to the Sierra?
David


Yeah, I think we might head up there during presidents day.
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