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Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:17 pm

Day 1: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/Desert-Pea ... 0138_ZaigL
Day 2-3: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/Desert-Pea ... 3008_yvv88

We drove two vehicles, its more fun driving than being a passenger :-)
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Awesome moonrise
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First destination: China Garden
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Most of my pix look like this
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Second destination: still 12 vehicles
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Third destination, only 6 vehicles this time
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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: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:28 pm

Saturday run:
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My FJ matches the outhouses
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:39 pm

Plane ride over Panamint Valley (Saturday afternoon)
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Tim Castle was on his way home (San Jose?) but weather over the Sierra did not look good, so he turned back and a few of us got a ride!
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Lone Pine Peak and Whitney Ridge didn't look good for flying
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Sand Dunes and Lake Hill, Panamint Butte on the right
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Great view of Panamint Butte from PSR
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:22 am

Saturday night potluck

SnowDude and Snow Nymph
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No, not my birthday cake
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Sobe Bombs
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Sunday morning: Bob the cat, in charge at Panamint Springs Resort
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Cool clouds on the way home
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby Herm » Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:53 pm

Snow Nymph;
Some cool pictures, especially those while flying, and of Bob the cat. However, I like best the one "My Doctor Says I Need Glasses" - yes, I too have that problem, as does CD.
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby ERIC » Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:52 pm

Herm wrote:Snow Nymph;
Some cool pictures, especially those while flying, and of Bob the cat. However, I like best the one "My Doctor Says I Need Glasses" - yes, I too have that problem, as does CD.
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby maverick » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:47 pm

Looks like a cool outing Snowy, the plane ride, and sobe bombs look like
a lot of fun.
Nice cats, and like the pic of old blue eyes.
The clouds are my favorites.
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:33 pm

Yeah, the eyesight is getting bad. I liked this custom t-shirt that my friend made for me:
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This is a fun group, and a little different that what I do most of the year. Scott can finally get his jeep out now that his project is over, so we'll be doing some 4x4 offroading.

Blue eyes was pretty cool. Got a video of the Sobe bomb going off. Pretty cool.
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby Herm » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:25 am

But my eyesight is fine - I just like wine!
And another cool shirt that you have, Snow Nymph.
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Re: Death Valley: 4WD Runs, Plane Ride, and Friends

Postby East Side Hiker » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:35 pm

Wow. Great photos. Brings back so many thoughts of that wild land.

This year, spent 8 days in the beginning of April and a week in the beginning of Sept in DV. In April it was flower city. Did the Big Pine Rd. from Big Pine down and though the Last Chance Range, and climbed Last Chance Pk. Continued all the way out south (passing a myriad of desert 5-spot and primroses) past Badwater (had to see the fields of desert verbena), then backtracked up north and over to Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills (evening snow carpeted the landscape there).

In Sept, it was Whippoorwill Can, Waucumba Spr, Saline Valley and the hot springs, lower Last Chance Range, Grapevine Canyon and down the flood-ruined highway (needed major clearance in the 4x4) to Nelson Flat where we spent a great time at the Nelson Cabin amongst the tree yuccas. Had those air force jets buzzing us every day...
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