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dsefcik
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12/1/2014
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A Quick overnight trip and day hike in the Piedras Grandes Area. Apparently 5 million other people like that area also over the Thanksgiving break based on the 10 million footprints I saw everywhere and all the car campers. Anyway, great area and lots of cool boulders to explore. The Ocotillo Wind Farm is just awful during the day and a total nightmare by night, I feel real bad for the residents there.

Bob, here is a nice night view from near your favorite spot


Love my new Fuji XE-1 and the Velvia Film Mode, makes a great Sunrise and requires no PP. Most of these were all shot with the Rokinon 12mm F2.0 NCS CS Ultra Wide Angle Lens


Some misc rock art in the area, probably has already been posted a million times by others, just wanting to try out my new camera and lens










Total Mylar Balloons this trip - 1



Here is a sunrise photo with the built in Panorama mode of the Fuji XE-1



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Nice sunset, pic Daren. Need to check out your camera. Really nice pics and not 5lbs to carry. My 16MP point and shoot gave me very large file blurry overexposed jpeg mush last trip out.
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Thanks Tom, the 12mm lens seems to be very good and not very expensive, sounds like you need an upgrade if you are going to continue backpacking and don't want to use the point 'n shoot.

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12/2/2014
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The wind farm is hideous.
Has killed the peace and serenity of that area. I miss that camping spot but would have a hard time camping there again.
Your Sunrise pic is amazing

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12/2/2014
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Is the hand in the sun cave at Indian Hill? I have not seen it. Is it visible without your stretch program? I used to go to that southern area all the time but not anymore. I guess as long as you don't look to the east...
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12/2/2014
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That one is near Piedras Grandes.
Piedras Grandes Pictographs
As far as their legitimacy I think Daren is the better one to ask smile

hikerdmb wrote:
Is the hand in the sun cave at Indian Hill? I have not seen it. Is it visible without your stretch program? I used to go to that southern area all the time but not anymore. I guess as long as you don't look to the east...

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12/2/2014
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Bob knows where it is...there was some grafitti in the same shelter but the park has since made efforts to remove it but left the hand so someone in the know decided it was worthy of keeping in tact.

While there are several panels of grafitti they have removed, here is the one next to the hand. DStretch really makes it pop out


Here is what the grafitti looked like several years ago


Here is another


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