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U2s "Joshua Tree" - Have you found what you're looking for?

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:58 pm

Friday, 18 April 2008 (day 1 of 3)
U2s Fallen Joshua Tree

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/47 ... 6971_cHt5W

I saw Steve Hall's report on U2s Fallen Joshua Tree from early March. Then I saw Quandary's photos from early April. Now I had “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” going thru my head. So when I left after work, I had U2 playing on my iPod. I found a place to pull over and sleep. In the morning I drove to the site, and “I still haven’t found what I’m looking for” played. I started walking, and 2 minutes later two F-18s flew over me (really loud). Pretty cool! I stayed by "the fallen tree" for an hour, taking photos, looking thru the U2ube (register), watching lizards come up to the tree, just soaking it all in. What a cool spot!


The fallen tree - 2008
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Photo of the tree from 1998 (from joshuatreenationalpark.net writeup)
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The plaque
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The register
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Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Re: U2s "Joshua Tree" - Have you found what you're looking for?

Postby Trekker » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:54 pm

VERY cool pics, Snowy!!! :nod: You certainly do get to some interesting sites! Thanks for posting!

P.S. Did the pilots waggle their wings for you?
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Re: U2s "Joshua Tree" - Have you found what you're looking for?

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:31 pm

Lamont Peak from Canebrake Road
Part 2 of my day: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/47 ... 4235_oj9k3


First rattler
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Second rattler was bigger
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Flowers within a flower
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Nice summit!
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Re: U2s "Joshua Tree" - Have you found what you're looking for?

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:24 am

Trekker wrote:VERY cool pics, Snowy!!! :nod: You certainly do get to some interesting sites! Thanks for posting!

P.S. Did the pilots waggle their wings for you?



thanks! I don't know what that pilot was doing, I was taking pix while covering my ears. It was so close, I had to yell out as it went by! I shoulda :moon:

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Here's a video taken by one of the fans that signed the register.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DA22DZzarg
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Re: U2s "Joshua Tree" - Have you found what you're looking for?

Postby madeintahoe » Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:50 am

Very cool pictures of the JT adventure.

Cori those rattlers are beautiful....the markings they have are absolutly gorgeous :)
How lucky you were to get such great photos of them.

Lamont Peak looks like a really nice area..love the rocks
Thank you for always sharing your adventures...been so long since I have commented here
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Re: U2s "Joshua Tree" - Have you found what you're looking for?

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:20 pm

MIT, good to see you back! :)

So glad someone else enjoys the snakes like I do. Most people don't like them. I just love the patterns on them. Calhiker had a few (not rattlers) that I was able to hold. Pretty awesome!

Maybe I'll see more this weekend! Off to the desert again!
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Re: U2s "Joshua Tree" - Have you found what you're looking for?

Postby Rosabella » Tue May 13, 2008 5:53 am

I'll ditto the comments on the rattlers.... they're great! I think what I like most about them is watching how they move - it's amazing!

I really enjoy reading your (and everyone's) trip reports... I'm getting pretty tired of the view of the inside of the ballet center :( . I am definately looking forward to this summer!
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Postby Snow Nymph » Tue May 13, 2008 8:10 pm

Watching how they move, and holding them when they move is pretty awesome! :cool: (not rattlers)
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