2.18.2014

green

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1.25.2014

diablo

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rode up at night for birthday celebrations, winter sunrise

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clayton

1.21.2014

fin (6 | 6)

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north to yucca valley, wrapping it up on pavement for a change. nothing quite like bombing a mountain pass home

1.17.2014

desert lines (5 | 6)

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we thought we were in the middle of nowhere, but the border patrol truck rolling by assured us it was somewhere

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finished up a long power line corridor traverse

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then an aqueduct

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pump station

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water from the artificial wash

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cosmic country

1.15.2014

desert infrastructures (4 | 6)

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morning

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19th century mine

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20th century mine

today saw a primary aim of the trip, sneaking into a vast, 10 mile wide, abandoned iron mine complex that generated the initial capital of the kaiser corporate empire. 40 mile backdoors are hard to open unless you have a bicycle.wiki

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nobody comes this way anymore

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sign was sunbaked and illegible, we figure it probably said "welcome" or something similar

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bobby is the blue speck at the lower third intersection of the frame

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it is hard to convey scale here

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at left, the mine continues deep beneath the basin plane. at right, the abandoned gold mine.

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we camouflaged ourselves with painting canvas and got down to it

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new acropolis

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the leach fields were each about a mile wide and 60 feet deep. land art scale.

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21st century mine

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this is one of my best