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abschmitt
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1/2/2014
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Thanksgiving weekend I headed out to Indian Hill area for some camping and exploring. Hearing so many good things about this area mainly from posts on this forum really got me excited to make my way out for the first time.

This hike was also on my Jerry Schad bucket list so I followed the description to find the trail head. After noticing I had missed my road I made my traditional oh crap U turn. Those wind turbines can put you in a trance. So I noticed also that the description in Schads book didn't match up to the BLM roads I saw but it was easy enough to find.

Here is the Dos Cabezas railroad siding.

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I was getting worried about a good place to camp since I didn’t really know what to expect near the trailhead. When I got to the end of the road I was relieved to see plenty of good flat areas to call home for the night.


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Brought my buddy along for this trip.


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As soon as I got my camp site set up I went out for a quick hike to see if could find the blue sun cave. After about an hour ½ or so my search was unsuccessful. The sun was heading down and I had some carne asada waiting back at camp. I decided I would hit it again the following day.

Here is my first attempt at star trails.


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Beautiful night.


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Early Saturday I headed South across the tracks and picked up the trail leading towards the large alluvial fan.


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Interesting rock variations caught my eye.


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Looking southeast I think. Love the colors


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Getting better at yoni hunting. Looks like one anyways



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After climbing around looking for possible caves I spot my next area of exploration.

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My first pottery find J yes I left it there.


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So after wandering around some more I finally found the fire blackened cave Shad describes. I would have found it the previous day if I had not run out of sunlight.


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Very nice morteros


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Alas the blue sun cave. Pretty good stuff!


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A quick self portrait before heading back.


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Well it was a good trip overall, saw some incredible history and just love this part of the desert. See you out there friends.
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Looks like you had a great trip, thanks for sharing.
Nice find on the pottery shard.
It is a great area to explore

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1/3/2014
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Looks like a good trip. What camera did you use for the star trails?

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abschmitt
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1/3/2014
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dsefcik wrote:
Looks like a good trip. What camera did you use for the star trails?


Sony NEX-6
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Ahhh...I saw DSC and didn't think any point'nshoot's would do that and wondered if there was another Alpha user out there...but the Nex will do it.

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abschmitt
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1/3/2014
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dsefcik wrote:
Ahhh...I saw DSC and didn't think any point'nshoot's would do that and wondered if there was another Alpha user out there...but the Nex will do it.


Yup it was a good investment. Still learning but I love it so far.
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1/3/2014
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Great trip and photos. Carne asada and a dog really top it off! I just bought a NEX-6 and downloaded the time-lapse application for it. A lot of fun. Congrats on finding the blue sun cave.

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1/3/2014
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Great trip and photos. Carne asada and a dog really top it off! I just bought a NEX-6 and downloaded the time-lapse application for it. A lot of fun. Congrats on finding the blue sun cave.


oh man time-lapse app....I will have to check that out.
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