[GeoStL] Caching in Calif

  • From: "Michael Griffin" <mike.griffin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 11:31:47 -0600

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http://picasaweb.google.com/Griffsclan/JoshuaTreeNationalPark#

Here are the photos. Keep in mind they have no captions as of right now
and I have not deleted bad pics. I will do that tonight. Just enjoy the
scenery. 


Mike 
-----Original Message-----
From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Griffin
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 11:39 PM
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] california wildfires / caching in Calif

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I'm just glad they are not around me right now. I just spent the whole
day in Joshua Tree NP. What a spectacular place. I arrived at 7:30 AM
this morning and started the day with a brisk 3 mile hike to Mastadon
Peak. I passed a really cool oasis with fan palms surrounding it. After
the hike there, I went to the Cholla Cactus trail and took a ton of
pictures. There are many virtual and earth caches in JTNP. I then hit
the arch. Not too impressive but an earthcache nevertheless. I spent
close to 2 hours bouldering in this area.

I went to Skull rock and did the earthcache there and the one across the
street. I bouldered there for well over 3 hours. Can you believe it, I
didn't break for lunch!! I then hiken to the Desert Queen Mine. That was
very cool. No cache there but it was at one time, the largest producing
mine in California.

From there, I hit the backcountry and took some pics of Joshua trees as
the sun was starting to set. I stayed until it got really dark and drove
up to the top of Ford Peak where I overlooked the Coachella valley and
Palm Springs. I did some star gazing from there. I tried to get 3 more
virtuals after that but the area was off limits after sunset..

I saw a Kit fox, Coyote, ground squirrels, Tatantulas, Yucca moths,
Shrikes, Mice, cactus wrens, Gambel's Quail, a billion zebra tailed
lizards, kangaroo rats. I was disappointed that I didn't see any bighorn
sheep.

I will post pictures in the morning and copy the link here.

What an awesome place!!! If you ever get the chance to go, just do it.
The desert is soooo cool!!

Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gale R. Nie" <showme69@xxxxxxxx>
To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, November 23, 2008 5:55 PM
Subject: [GeoStL] NGR: california wildfires


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Some interesting shots of the devastation in California.
*http://tinyurl.com/5u4n58


Gale


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