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tommy750
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2/23/2014
tommy750
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Have been thinking about an east approach to Whale Peak so thought I'd drive up June Wash and take a little hike to check out the terrain. Ascended a shoulder of Diablo with the great views it affords

June Ridge by tomteske, on Flickr


Was a little careless with the cholla but glad I was wearing jeans.

Cholla by tomteske, on Flickr


View from the highest point on Diablo, a bit north of the BM. Seems to have a competing register. Sandstone passes to the left of Diablo and June to the right. Seco del Diablo and Tapiado dead end into it.

Diablo by tomteske, on Flickr


BM Diablo

BM Diablo by tomteske, on Flickr


Found this business card with the date on the back.

Carl Whitefield by tomteske, on Flickr

Carl Whitefield2 by tomteske, on Flickr


Have never heard of this person, but the internet has! Apparently Whitefield was with the Asst. District Superintendent Leo Crawford on top of Whale Peak some time in 1955 and noticed a prominent canyon to the east. Later that year, they explored the area and discovered the now named Sandstone Canyon. Whitefield revisited the area in December 1955 with a William Kenyon and &quotwith our wives&quot, the trip and canyon's discovery documented in Desert Magazine here: http://mydesertmagazine.com/files/195609-DesertMagazine-1956-September.pdf So sometime right around the canyon's discovery, Whitefield climbed Diablo and left his card in the registry. Isn't that a neat bit of park history? Possibly even true smile


Headed home. Enjoy. Tom

June Wash by tomteske, on Flickr
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surfponto
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2/24/2014
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Looks like a beautiful area with spectacular views. Amazing that the business card has survived close to 60 years !

Great cholla bomb picture, kind of got me thinking of starting a thread smile

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2/24/2014
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Nice day out....here is a real east approach, my son looking back at the finger we just descended from Whale Peak. This was near taken near Dave McCain Spring.



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tommy750
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2/24/2014
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Daren, you told me about your back breaking east Whale Pk descent. Was hoping to find something easier! Tom
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2/24/2014
ziphius
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very scenic! The business card belongs in the Smithsonian!

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2/24/2014
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Nice! I saw Leo's card in another register a few years ago:
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3/7/2014
tommy750
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mrkmc wrote:
Nice! I saw Leo's card in another register a few years ago:

That's a great find! Can we all pay a penny more on our property taxes so these guys can get laminated business cards we'll all be able to enjoy in like 200 years?? I think this ambulance driver from Diablo's register is on to something smile

Laurence Daniel Gagnon by tomteske, on Flickr
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