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tommy750
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10/12/2013
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This is my third trip through Davies Valley. It is an amazingly quiet place. Have yet to see a single person there including BP (there are helos occasionally). Decided to head south toward a prominent volcanic hill where one has a commanding vista south toward Pinto Canyon and Mexico and north toward Carrizo Mt.


Davies Valley GE by tomteske, on Flickr

The two SUVs are still at the northern end of the valley.


Davies Valley SUV by tomteske, on Flickr


3800 RPMs by tomteske, on Flickr


Blazer in Davies Valley by tomteske, on Flickr

Draper Chevrolet is still selling cars in Saginaw.


Draper Saginaw by tomteske, on Flickr

Topo map shows an old well in the middle of the valley.


The Well by tomteske, on Flickr

An isolated pile of rocks with the only remaining water from the rain earlier this week.


Mortero Mojado by tomteske, on Flickr

Few sherds nearby.

Sherd at Mortero Rock by tomteske, on Flickr

On top.


North Davies Valley by tomteske, on Flickr

Couple of rock circles on top. Not sure how old they are.


Rock Shelters Near BM Kirk by tomteske, on Flickr

BM Kirk.


BM Kirk by tomteske, on Flickr

Looking south toward Pinto Wash and Mexico.


South Davies Valley3 by tomteske, on Flickr

Rock enclosure complete with camo netting. Not sure it's going to help all that much against a BP helo with FLIR.


Camo Blind by tomteske, on Flickr


Camo by tomteske, on Flickr

The dry lakebed north of Kirk.


Lacustrine Wood by tomteske, on Flickr


Light by tomteske, on Flickr

Heading home. 12.5 miles RT. 73 degrees when I started and 72 when I returned. The desert season has arrived! Enjoy. Tom


The Light by tomteske, on Flickr
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dsefcik
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That one SUV with the cable in the front looks like someone was trying to give it a tow. Nice TR....still wishing I had time to get out there, I haven't been back since the Sheep Count in July.

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hikerdmb
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10/12/2013
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I love that area. Spent lots of time out there before the road got gated. Thanks for the pics.
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10/12/2013
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Looking at those SUV's reminds me of the movie "No Country for Old Men" Wonder what the story was?
Looks like a great trip. I am heading out to the mud volcanos and hot springs soon now that the temps are dropping.
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hikerdmb wrote:
I love that area. Spent lots of time out there before the road got gated. Thanks for the pics.


Yeah, the gate pretty much shut the entire valley down. First hundred yards of road past the gate would keep out anything not 4x4. Tom
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dsefcik wrote:
That one SUV with the cable in the front looks like someone was trying to give it a tow. Nice TR....still wishing I had time to get out there, I haven't been back since the Sheep Count in July.


Didn't notice the cable. Would be a long tow back south but doable. Is your truck running well now, Daren? Tom.
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rockhopper wrote:
Looking at those SUV's reminds me of the movie &quotNo Country for Old Men&quot Wonder what the story was?
Looks like a great trip. I am heading out to the mud volcanos and hot springs soon now that the temps are dropping.


Talked to a BP agent recently who said they found them abandoned. He wasn't sure if they were carrying people or drugs. I wondered if there had been a shoot out since they're riddled with bullet holes but he said BP used them for target practice.

That movie is why I'm walking right past any dope or money lying out in the desert! Tom.
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tommy750 wrote:
Talked to a BP agent recently who said they found them abandoned. He wasn't sure if they were carrying people or drugs. I wondered if there had been a shoot out since they're riddled with bullet holes but he said BP used them for target practice.

That movie is why I'm walking right past any dope or money lying out in the desert! Tom.


Tommy, I'm pretty sure it is ok to pick up a bag full of drug money as long as you remove the tracking device before taking it home! Very nice trip and photos, thanks for posting! - Jim

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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
tommy750 wrote:
Talked to a BP agent recently who said they found them abandoned. He wasn't sure if they were carrying people or drugs. I wondered if there had been a shoot out since they're riddled with bullet holes but he said BP used them for target practice.

That movie is why I'm walking right past any dope or money lying out in the desert! Tom.


Tommy, I'm pretty sure it is ok to pick up a bag full of drug money as long as you remove the tracking device before taking it home! Very nice trip and photos, thanks for posting! - Jim


Someone will hire an Anton Chigurh to get that bag back!
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10/14/2013
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tommy750 wrote:
Is your truck running well now, Daren? Tom.
Yeah, I suppose...two weeks in two different dealerships and then I just let it sit in front of my house for 3 weeks. I just drove it out to Borrego Saturday to show my son all the metal sculptures and the temp gauge is running about 20 degrees cooler then it ever has so I will have to take it back to find out why.

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