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Buford
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5/20/2019
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Anyone still here?

It is always desert season.

There are still some flowers around and places to explore. From last weekend:







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Britain
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5/20/2019
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Trudged around Carrizo creek and the badlands nearby Saturday. nice bee capture.
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dsefcik
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5/21/2019
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Was out in McCain Valley the last couple weekends...doc cleared me to walk and ride a bike.


Me looking up at the turbines. Photo Courtesy of Tom


Photo Courtesy of Tom

Mexican trail shrine






Same shrine but back in Jan when there was snow



Along the way



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ziphius
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5/21/2019
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We're still here! smile Nice photos everyone! Good to see Daren up-and-about again.

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tekewin
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5/21/2019
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Still here and checking in from time to time. One of my friends from LA might drag me to the desert over memorial day. I might regret whatever he has planned. Great macro photos, more camera envy.
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5/21/2019
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Before my back blowout, I bought a Fatbike to cruise around on....I bought the damn thing brand new and "fixed" it for the desert but never got to ride it until last weekend...looking forward to more bicycle rides in the desert.















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railexplorer
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5/23/2019
railexplorer
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Nice bike Daren. Good to hear you're well enough to start getting back out in the wilderness.
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Buford
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5/24/2019
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That is definitely a more desert appropriate color scheme for the bike.

A couple more from last weekend.



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rockhopper
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5/25/2019
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Still here! Enjoying the long winter/spring rains and second flower blooms before the heat turns on. I've been doing hikes by the coast between the Wife's honey do's. Getting ready for San Jacinto. Daren: Nice bike. Looks like fun playing around with the air pressure in those tires to give the ultimate ride. :-)
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Buford
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6/13/2019
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A couple more pictures from last weekend. It was windy Friday night, very nice Saturday night.

The family hanging out and waiting to be counted:


Pausing between pushups:


Sleeping on the hot rocks:


The spring had running water, but the flow was definitely less than a few years ago. The pipe is probably partially clogged.
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tommy750
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6/13/2019
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Nice pics Buford. Really like your spiny lizard pic.
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6/14/2019
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Those are great photos....did you get yourself a new camera?

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Buford
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6/14/2019
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Correct, got a new camera. Learning to take better photos and process them.

I know most of the ones I've posted and will post have some major flaws. It's a work in progress. More below:

Star trail attempt:


More sheep:


Sunset over the badlands a couple weeks ago:


Milky way attempt:
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Britain
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6/14/2019
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Star trail pretty awesome. The other looks like you captured Jupiter crossing the Milkyway.
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tekewin
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6/15/2019
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Beautiful photos, Buford. Love the bighorn shots and the night shots. If only I trusted myself with an expensive camera, I would invest. I don't have a good track record.
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6/15/2019
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Photos look great...I never did figure out how to keep airplanes out of night sky photos in ABDSP though. Keep up the good work..!

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6/15/2019
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Nice photos Buford! Maybe I'll see you at orientation next weekend?

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Buford
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6/16/2019
Buford
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@Tekewin I don't take the camera peakbagging. I wouldn't trust myself with it bashing through rocks on anything tough.

@Ziphius I will probably be there.

@Dsefcik I always knew lots of planes flew over Borrego, but it is ridiculous. The star trails and milky way were taken with multiple photos stacked with a free software I found online. Planes get removed with varying degrees of success since they are not common between the images. I don't know a better way to remove planes without photoshop skills well beyond me. Here is one of the individual photos from the milky way set with a plane trail.



One more round of spamming the board with pictures:



This ram had a branch stuck in his horns all day:


Another attempt of the badlands susnet:
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Britain
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6/17/2019
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To remove plane trails most paint programs or photo program will do. Its a simple cut copy and paste a like area into the affected one.

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Rocko1
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6/17/2019
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Great pics Buford!

I have been doing non-AB hikes lately. Just did San Gorgonio Peak this weekend.


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6/19/2019
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Keep up the good work on the photos, they look great and it is a lot fun to come home and see all the photos you have. The BHS ones are always great to get....Thumbs Up

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6/20/2019
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Roko,
You did it! Congrats. One of my top10 favorite So.Cal hikes. San Gorgonio. Highest peak in the Peninsular range and Transverse range. The peninsular range extending almost 1000 miles down to the tip of Baja California. The next highest peak is hundreds of miles north in the mighty Sierra Nevada range. Numerous aircraft ran into "Old Greyback" over the years. Much wreckage still up there. Looks like you went up Vivian creek trail. More pictures?
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Great pics Buford!

I have been doing non-AB hikes lately. Just did San Gorgonio Peak this weekend.


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