Category Archives: Cali

Lake Dorthy Campout

I needed some fresh air and solitude and decided to drive up to the Mammoth/Yosmite area for some hiking/camping. After leaving LA my first stop was Palmdale for breakfast.  I normally stop in Mohave but Chelly’s was worth the trip. … Continue reading

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Epsom Salt Mine/Crystal Hills/Radio Tower

I’ve wanted to check out the Epsom Salt mines for sometime… but given its remote location never got the courage to drive all the way out there.  How far?  Well, as the crow flies it is about 60km (37 miles) … Continue reading

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Saddlerock Mine

Sunday’s short hike was up to Saddlerock Mine.    This particular mine was one of the discoveries that led to the boom of Skiddo. The bottom of the old road heading up. As the road climbed views got better and … Continue reading

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Lemogne Canyon & Mining Camp

Lemogne Canyon is named after a famous French miner who use to work a mine west of Stovepipe Wells.   This is the turn off from the main highway. The road up is pretty rough. Actually.. it is one of the … Continue reading

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Death Valley Trip With Robbie: Racetrack valley, Thimble Peak and around

Robbie finally came to visit so I took my old side kick out to Death Valley.  We started out early Saturday morning from Ridgecrest.  As you can see… it actually rained overnight and the morning fog burning off created an … Continue reading

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Trip to Scotty’s Canyon

Been on my list for more than a year and I finally made it. On the road again… View outside the canyon Trail leading over to Scotty’s…   This is the beginning of the Canyon       Lots of … Continue reading

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Hungry Bill’s Ranch

Hungry Bill’s ranch had been on my destination list for sometime and after finally getting a 4wd truck made the trek this weekend. On the road somewhere south of Shoshone. On the West Side Road.  The last 25 miles to … Continue reading

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