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anutami
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2/18/2015
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I had the great pleasure of meeting Alex (c.traveler2 on rv.net) and Julie this weekend in an short but sweet Anza Borrego adventure. It was his first adventure to Anza borrego and I wanted to show him around. Actually it was more of Alex showing me how its done XTC style.

we were to meet in Blair Valley, and a few truck campers kept coming by which I thought was Alex
Not this one, I think he has a hardside lance


This was a hardside but not a Lance


Here was a hardside lance but didn't look like his truck


I think this is his rig smile


Our 2 rigs saying hello


We headed off through Blair Valley to check out some of the Jet Crash sites around



we headed off to try and find the two jet crashes


Jet engine half burried


some of the wreckage


the landing gear, I guess they had a tire blow while trying to land


Brett found the wing






We headed into Oriflame Canyon and I got some XTC pointers from the Pro




we set up camp amongs the cottonwoods


I couldn't believe the canyon was bone dry, this is usually flowing pretty good...


some of the blooms






Alex and his rig


What a great trip! Alex, gave me so many good pointers on how to better equip my rig to handle the off road extremes. He even gave me a good pointer on how to replace my fresh water tank filler cap


Alex in Action Video Clicky

video of my rig

Thanks Alex, what a great trip, let me know when you are in the area againsmile
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Your 2 rigs saying hello..?? smile
Glad you got to find the jet wreckage, hope Brett liked finding that stuff.
You guys are way past me with the campers, my entire outdoor sleep gear weighed in at 3lbs...Thumbs Up

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anutami
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2/18/2015
anutami
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dsefcik wrote:
Your 2 rigs saying hello..?? smile
Glad you got to find the jet wreckage, hope Brett liked finding that stuff.
You guys are way past me with the campers, my entire outdoor sleep gear weighed in at 3lbs...Thumbs Up


Ha!!! Our gear weighs in at about 3,000lbs!!!
Do you know any history about those crash sites?
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Nolan (anutami) wrote:

Do you know any history about those crash sites?
Most I know is what you found is one plane, it was one of two that collided in mid air I think in the 50's, the other one landed over near mine or plum wash I think..I could be wrong but that is what I remember hearing/reading. Originally the plane crashed into Ghost Mtn and the military dragged it down into the wash and tried to bury it. I am no expert and could be totally wrong but that is the story I have heard.

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2/18/2015
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Looks like a fun trip Nolan. Sometimes when it is dry at the cottonwoods, the water is running within a few hundred yards upstream. Have camped there a few times and was surprised to find running water within 1/2 hr walk of the cottonwoods.

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2/18/2015
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Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Looks like a fun trip Nolan. Sometimes when it is dry at the cottonwoods, the water is running within a few hundred yards upstream. Have camped there a few times and was surprised to find running water within 1/2 hr walk of the cottonwoods.


I walked about 10 min upstream and nothing....was pretty bummed out. Should have gone further!
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2/18/2015
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The author Craig Childs describes an Arizona desert riparian canyon where no water flows during the day because cottonwoods are photosynthesizing when the sun is out, which requires tremendous amounts of water for a single big cottonwood. That's why they only grow where subsurface water is available to the roots. However, once nightfall came, Childs found that the trees 'let go' of the water they were sucking during the day, so much in fact, that water began to flow at the surface again. Aquatic beetles and even small fish that had burrowed deep into the grasses and vegetation awoke from the 'dead' in the evening. That's something I hope to witness one day (night). smile

Nolan (anutami) wrote:
Jim (ziphius) wrote:
Looks like a fun trip Nolan. Sometimes when it is dry at the cottonwoods, the water is running within a few hundred yards upstream. Have camped there a few times and was surprised to find running water within 1/2 hr walk of the cottonwoods.


I walked about 10 min upstream and nothing....was pretty bummed out. Should have gone further!


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