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    Five days away...
    Supposed to be about 20-28 people so far.
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    "I invent nothing, I rediscover". Auguste Rodin

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    After being rained out of Death Valley a couple of weeks ago, I went through there and camped one night at White Tank. Yes, it was raining.

    I suppose there will be a floral display.

    Just having returned from a five week 7000 mile trip, I guess I won't be heading back down there. Have fun.

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    Unfortunately guys,

    I'm going to have to bow out on this one . A friend who's in the military is back from overseas on a short leave period, and there's a S.B. party where he and I can meet to catch up.

    sorry, I was really looking forward to this! Next year hopefully!

    blessings

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    the day before the get together and wind is blowing like crazy here in the high desert. temperature dropping. Looks like JT will be fun again!
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    Hope you all have a great time.
    I first went to JT in the mid 70's-it was so empty then! I liked taking the back way-Dillon Road through Berdoo Canyon. I get out there from time to time. I was arranging things so I could go out and meet some of you folks and spend a day or so, buuuuut.... last Friday my little dog was almost carried off by a coyote and was badly injured, so I'm home looking after her. She'll be alright, but I almost found myself in the middle of a physical battle with the coyote before it decided to give up.

    Have a great time. You all know the magic of Joshua Tree. A little weather is bound to make your pictures better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    Hope you all have a great time.
    I first went to JT in the mid 70's-it was so empty then! I liked taking the back way-Dillon Road through Berdoo Canyon.
    We should do that when I be back to Los Angeles again. That is an interesting way to get into the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    We should do that when I be back to Los Angeles again. That is an interesting way to get into the park.

    Steve
    I should clarify-Dillon Road to Berdoo Canyon Rd, through Berdoo Canyon into the park. I have no idea what shape it's in now. It's a jeep trail at best once the pavement ends, which is before the canyon itself. I think it runs into Geology Tour Road, but not sure anymore.
    Last edited by lxdude; 02-05-2010 at 10:01 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    I should clarify-Dillon Road to Berdoo Canyon Rd, through Berdoo Canyon into the park. I have no idea what shape it's in now. It's a jeep trail at best once the pavement ends, which is before the canyon itself. I think it runs into Geology Tour Road, but not sure anymore.
    That is the road I meant.

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    [Stroking gray beard, faraway look, reminiscing]

    Way back when it was still a National Monument, and I was young and constantly broke, I'd use Berdoo Canyon to sneak in and avoid the fee (I think $5, maybe less). They didn't really check anyone once they were already there. Gas was about 50 cents a gallon, and 5 bucks would fill the tank in my 1.1 liter Subaru ff-1, which gave me a true 50 MPG on the highway at 60 MPH. I could get to Indio, fart around the monument and get back home for 3 bucks or a little more. That little car, with its front wheel drive and limited slip differential, could go just about anywhere a jeep could.
    Besides, it was more fun than just driving in the front way. It was a great way to vet a prospective girlfriend. When she thought it was exciting instead of scary to be climbing up that canyon at midnight under a full moon, enjoying the creepy shadows on the canyon walls, I knew she was my type.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    That is the road I meant.

    Steve
    It could be pretty rough after rains. Which was part of the fun. Somebody, I guess the county, would run through there with a dozer once in a while.

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