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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 08:50 PM


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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 08:52 PM


I do enjoy that place, there are a couple of more ovens, he will build you for you if you ask and gather up the rocks. The compass is very impressive. the "Archy Thing"and the compass are pure art.


I had a Coyote lick my face one night after making tempura for dinner, it never occurred to me I might have been bit until now. I also watched one being hand feed by a couple of knuckle headed tourist. This was is Joshua Tree in the 80's.

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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 08:53 PM


We have been fighting a couple of slow leaks on two of the tires and this morning it came to a head.

Went to hook up the compressor and it would not put out any air.

Here is my daughter doing field repairs to get us back on the road....


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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 08:55 PM


wow!! great trip report! Thanks for sharing!!



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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 09:03 PM


K no pics on this portion....

We get back to Hwy 1 and head north to the turn off to the Mission San Borja.

We see a coyote today about halfway to the mission and yesterday we saw a couple near the ocean.

Well a couple of dirt road pictures....



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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 09:12 PM


Mission is awesome as always. After the tour of the Mission the girl takes us to the hot spring and lets my daughter soak her broken foot in the hot spring.

She points out the different fruit trees they have there...Lemon, pomegranate, avocado, mango....

Awesome time at the mission.

We head north planning on spending the night in BOLA.

We get to BOLA around 1 and get a room at Costa del Sol. How nice, a luke warm shower, after days of solar showering feels great.

Clean and refreshed we go for a drive out past La Gringa. Again another new spot for me. We drive out until the road fades out in a wash and turn around and head back to the hotel.

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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 09:24 PM


The next morning we are up early.

After a great breakfast at the hotel we head out.

We get to Hwy 1 and continue northwards and have a decision to make.

Take highway 5 to San Felipe or take 1 to Ensenada?

My daughter was 8 or 9 the last time we traveled 1 south of Ensenada.

So 1 it was. This would turn out to be a bittersweet choice with some tragedy along the way.

We detoured to El Marmol, another first and then north of Catavina there is an historical site they haved marked out.

Both will worth the detour.

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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 09:26 PM


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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 09:38 PM


From Catavina northwards we were following the rains. It made for some beautiful sights.

In El Rosario we filled up with tacos and fuel before continuing northwards.

The checkpoint north of town was quick and we enjoyed the road, the views and the small towns.


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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 09:47 PM


In a heartbeat disaster strikes and changes lives forever

In one of the many small towns along this section of road we come upon an accident.

A small pickup sideswiped a semi. The small truck was crumpled and the driver door was gone and there, still in the seat, was the driver covered with a blanket.

It brings my daughter to tears.

We continue onward with conversations about life and death and the scenery slowly drives the image of the accident from our minds.

We stop, smell the rain, the flowers....

Before moving northwards again.

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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 09:56 PM


Onwards to Ensenada, we go. North of town we turn towards Tecate and home.

Just outside of Tecate we fill up with fuel, and turn eastward towards Mexicali.

Pay the tolls, travel through the rain and fog to were the highway drops down to valley floor thousands of feet below.

In the darkness we travel the myraid of Z's and W's downward.

Then like an arrow for Mexicali.

1 hour to cross the border.

2:30 am we arrive at my sisters in Joshua Tree, with memories full, bodies tired, jeep bug splattered and ticking as it cools.

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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 10:04 PM


Quote: Originally posted by MMc  
I do enjoy that place, there are a couple of more ovens, he will build you for you if you ask and gather up the rocks. The compass is very impressive. the "Archy Thing"and the compass are pure art.

I had a Coyote lick my face one night after making tempura for dinner, it never occurred to me I might have been bit until now. I also watched one being hand feed by a couple of knuckle headed tourist. This was is Joshua Tree in the 80's.

[Edited on 4-11-2016 by MMc]



What is that area referred to as? And 'who' will build you an oven? Did one person do most of that?

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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 10:07 PM


beautiful stuff!



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[*] posted on 4-10-2016 at 10:43 PM


Thank you for the great trip report. How are you doing regarding the bite?
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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 05:45 AM


Wow. Great trip report and pictures. Strange behavior for a coyote. He should of went for something with some meat like an arm or leg. Lol sounds like it wasn't too bad?
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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 06:55 AM


marvelous trip report...thank you for sharing




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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 07:08 AM


THANKS!



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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 07:08 AM


Awesome!

The coyote attack made me think of the rabid burro in Graham's book. Hopefully, there is no issue.

I'd love to know where the stone compass is.
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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 07:31 AM


Those of us with short attention spans appreciate you putting your trip report in a chapter format! While I am glad you made it home, I was looking forward to the next chapter.

I was at Dagget's camp in BOLA in 2013, and my deaf old dog slept right through a coyote raid on my food supply just four feet away from us. It was a sneak attack, and the critter bolted when discovered, and this was not in the dead of the night. There was a loud party going on that night not a hundred feet away from my camp.

The dog I have now is large, strong and alert enough that I can't imagine a coyote getting that close to us again. She is more than a match for a single coyote, but it is my responsibility to make sure that she is not able to chase one back to the rest of the pack!




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[*] posted on 4-11-2016 at 07:50 AM


Amazing words, photos and experiences. I hope to one day do a solo trip with my daughter, all grown up, where she repairs a compressor or whatever. Cool girl you have! Nice report. THANKS.
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