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Owens Peak (8,453') & pictographs, and Coso petroglyphs

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:44 am

Saturday, 30 September 2006
Owens Peak and two pictograph sites

PHOTOS: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/554512248FZGeGz

Dayclimbed Owens Peak with WLD, then stopped by two pictograph sites.

After dinner and beer at Indian Wells Steak House and Brewery, WLD headed back home, and I drove to Death Valley to meet up with a desert forum group to check out some petroglyphs.

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Postby revhobo » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:33 pm

Looks like a great hike. Cool pictographs, too. :)
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:48 am

Thanks, revhobo! These are my first pictographs. I might go back this weekend to find my Oakleys, and maybe look for the shortcut. I think I know where I lost them. :( I hate to do the same trip again, but also hate to spend another $140. This time I'll get one of those straps to hold them around my neck.
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Postby Rosabella » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:23 am

Great pictures!! The shamman pictograph and its location on the rocks was my favorite. That and the beautiful opal sky above Five Fingers. Looks like an interesting trip.
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Postby revhobo » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:36 pm

Snow Nymph wrote:I hate to do the same trip again, but also hate to spend another $140

Sorry for the off topic, but that's one of the reasons I resist buying such nice glasses - I lose them and scratch them. Are they really that much better than you average $30 polarized wraparounds? Since you had them for a while, I am sure you have an opinion on it now.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:13 pm

I have trouble finding anything to fit me. I have a few pairs of those $50 glasses that cyclists use. I have a small nose so most glasses slide off my face. The Oakleys don't.

So for me its worth it if I can find something that fits.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:43 am

Sunday, 1 October 2006
Coso Petroglyphs
http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/554513026DbPwjI


Met up with Lewis and Dezdan to check out some petroglyphs

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Postby madeintahoe » Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:23 am

SN..The pictographs & petroglyphs are really wonderful..I love all that stuff, so fascinating to me.... Owens Peak looked like a really nice hike
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Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:18 pm

Tomcat_rc went back with me to do the peak again on Saturday (10/7) and showed me a really fun shortcut! :D

The main reason to go back so soon was to find my glasses. We both looked and didn't find them. :crybaby: At least we tried. :(

We had a good hike. I'll post pics in the next day or so, mainly of the shortcut. :)
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:11 am

Saturday, 7 October 2006
Owens Peak, two picto sites and search for lost sunglasses
PHOTOS: http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/554681774csnZOS


Last weekend I lost some expensive sunglasses between the pictograph sites. Tomcat_rc joined me to look for them. Didn't find them. At least we tried. The hike climbs almost 3,000' in 2.5 miles. Round trip including both picto sites is about 7 miles
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