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dsefcik
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We went out last weekend to stash water for the Bighorn Sheep count this year, not to many photos since this was mostly a "business" trip. We went up Rattlesnake Canyon and then looped out around Pyramid Peak on the old indian trail and exited out in Palo Verde Wash. Probably around 13-14 miles total and a long day, weather was great.

Barrel Cactus flower


Beaver Tail Cactus Bloom


Small sheep carcass


Rattlesnake Spring


More carcass


Lots of old sleep circles along the way


Blister Beetle, real shiny guys


360 panorama looking towards the Salton Sea and Pyramid Peak


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Great photos Daren! Love the ram skull. Is that 'standing water' at Rattlesnake Spring, or more of a seep? Can't tell from photo.

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Nice Daren
So are there a lot of blooms out there?
Thinking of trying to get out for the day Sunday to take some pics for the website.

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More of a seep that drips down into a shallow pit.

Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Great photos Daren! Love the ram skull. Is that 'standing water' at Rattlesnake Spring, or more of a seep? Can't tell from photo.

Jim


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The cactus are all trying to bloom and are beautiful, the Creosote are bright gorgeous yellow and the small sandy wash flora are trying. This weekend may be a good time to go.

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Nice Daren
So are there a lot of blooms out there?
Thinking of trying to get out for the day Sunday to take some pics for the website.

Bob


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Forgot this photo, we stopped off at Troutman on the way home and climbed up to the top. The view is from the Troutman looking towards the Laguna Observatory.



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Love that sheep skeleton. Can you ever find telltale signs of big predators on those things, like bite marks or broken long bones?

Also, where exactly is "Desert Cahuilla," the newest annex to the park? Somewhere north of Rattlesnake Canyon? Can't seem to find any updated maps. Thanks. Tom
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I love the photo of the skull and bones under the boulder. Great shot. Is that the vertebrae in the photo of the small sheep carcass?
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tommy750 wrote:
Love that sheep skeleton. Can you ever find telltale signs of big predators on those things, like bite marks or broken long bones?
I have not seen anything that was obvious...broken bones yes though....

tommy750 wrote:
Also, where exactly is "Desert Cahuilla," the newest annex to the park? Somewhere north of Rattlesnake Canyon? Can't seem to find any updated maps. Thanks. Tom
Can't say I have much knowledge about that, will look into it though...

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hikerdmb wrote:
I love the photo of the skull and bones under the boulder. Great shot. Is that the vertebrae in the photo of the small sheep carcass?
Yep..looked like it still had some dried flesh on it.

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Wondefull hike / photos Daren, very old Ram, looks like it died in there, last refuge.

On the Cahuilla Desert, ABF is bringing it into the park, area North of Ocatillo Wells Vec Rec to about Traverntine Rock and from the San Diego / Imperial County Line East to Salton Sea. Truckhaven hills area, TMIReservation, Wonderstone, Rosa's etc

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hikerdmb wrote:
I love the photo of the skull and bones under the boulder. Great shot. Is that the vertebrae in the photo of the small sheep carcass?
Yep..looked like it still had some dried flesh on it.
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4/3/2013
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waning moon wrote:


On the Cahuilla Desert, ABF is bringing it into the park, area North of Ocatillo Wells Vec Rec to about Traverntine Rock and from the San Diego / Imperial County Line East to Salton Sea. Truckhaven hills area, TMIReservation, Wonderstone, Rosa's etc


Thanks for the info. Any maps floating around? Wasn't able to find any with a brief internet search. Thanks. Tom
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