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Old 03-20-2019, 06:21 AM   #101
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Just south of Grants. Bandera volcano & ice caves. We have been a few times over the last few years and were able to go inside the caves.
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:25 AM   #102
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Red rock canyon park? I know of one in Oklahoma, near Hinton, it even has a campground. Great hiking trails, barefoot friendly trails. It is very close to were my wife's father grew up, and she played there as a kid visiting her grandmother.
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Old 03-20-2019, 10:32 PM   #103
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Thanks JD and Ronnie. El malpais is on my list although my interest in national monuments is waning quickly with all the no no's .

We thought we would make it from Barstow to red rock in one day but luck of the draw made us stop and overnight at the rest area along 58 in Boron. The rest area had great water so we filled our spare gallon jugs up. Had a good night sleep. It is nice that California has this anti idling law......at least for us.
Woke up a little sore from the caving ...then it turned out that Boron has a boron mine information / museum overlooking the pit mine. Nice display of hauler and 20 mule team..Real cool. Also a small town air force museum. For me it was great because no limitations...please touch and check it out. ... They had a working cut open display of a rotary but the electric motor had a loose / slipping pulley. Got my toolkit out and fixed it up in the museum... The attendant was pretty happy and so were we. Had a late lunch at the 20 mule cafe.. Outside the restaurant stood an Electra Haul. Not sure how rare but it had diesel electric propulsion. The rear axle hatch was open so I had a good time.
Then there was the Boron library so the kids new what to do. I ordered some fuel filters thru Napa. They are waiting for me in Ridgecrest.
Long story short we did not make it to red rock and are now along rte395 close to Cantil.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:54 PM   #104
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Howdy all. We are back on the radar.
After boron we moved closer to Mojave. Mainly because the local Napa there had a fuel filter for Dory. But after some telephone calls they referred to the napa in ridgecrest . it works out well. We stopped in red canyon state park and decided not to pay their fee but boondocks in jawbone canyon 6 miles south. It is quit windy and there are a couple of fields of windmills visible in the distance. First night we had a poor campsite.....riddled with broken glass. Shotgun and other Shells. We were also pretty deep in the canyon and did not have a lot of hours of sun on our panels. After that we became a little more adventures and drove Dory thru a couple of washes to a nicer site. Still riddled with glass and shells. Kind of funny as the organisation friends of jawbone canyon is all about restoring nature and habitat. In all reality it is just an off road ohv ATV and motorcycle drinking and shooting park as it showed during the weekend. Here some pics of the first couple of days.
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Old 03-25-2019, 08:16 PM   #105
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See if it works now...
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Much better! I had just changed my profile settings and did not see any of the pictures. I am glad you posted them quickly.
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Nice pictures. Thanks. Bummer on the trash.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:26 AM   #108
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Sorry native the pics did not want to upload and I did not want to loose my scribbles..
Ronny, just to be clear , the last pics are yellow and orange flowers and not trash. The lines thru a motorcycle runs. Regarding the shooting .. I am really surprised that nobody seems to care about the environmental lead poisoning besides the thousands and thousand of empty steel and aluminum casings. Most of the brass ones were picked up.

While boon docking at jawbone we took the jeep on a trail to the burrow Schmidt tunnel..hand dug ...0.8 mile thru a mountain top. We were surprised that Rosie our dog did not mind the tunnel one bit. Another day we took a walking nature trail thru red rock canyon.

The there were the countless abandoned mines we explored.

Now we are in ridgecrest ..library...Napa..wally supply..China lake weapon museum.
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Hmm..did it again.

First one red rock canyon
Second...holly ash mines
Third..exit of Schmidt tunnel
Fourth ...random gold mine
Fifth..hagen trail in red rock...several science fiction scenes were filmed in this area..

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Very nice Johan! I'm betting many folks are very envious!!

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I am really surprised that nobody seems to care about the environmental lead poisoning besides the thousands and thousand of empty steel and aluminum casings. Most of the brass ones were picked up.
Rest assured that many of us do care. It is the reason that I keep preaching that everything we do matters. Dump five gallons of icky water... that can't matter, right?!?! Ten thousand people dumping five gallons of icky water....

Regardless of whether it is a gum wrapper, aluminum can, shell casing, gallon of urine, sack of poo, cigarette butt, etc... It matters.
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