5-Inch Sky Robot
FDM in Vacuum
Custom Discovery Roof Rack
August, 2012 - Sierra Backpacking
July 22nd, 2012 - Hiking in Santa Barbara
July 15th, 2012 - Valley of Fire
May 5th, 2012 - Afton Canyon
April 28th, 2012 - Devils Playground
Convict Creek Trail
January 2012 - Mustangs
January 3rd, 2012 - Heart Lake
August 7th, 2011 - Kelso Dunes
August 5th, 2011 - Lundy Canyon Hike
August 2011, Mammoth Archery
Birds in the garden
June 4th, 2011 - San Gorgonio
May 29th, 2011 - Sequoia National Forest
April 23rd, 2011 - Living Desert
April 2nd, 2011 - Death Valley
March 8th, 2011 - Mountain Palm Springs
February 13th, 2011 - Iron Smelt
November 13th, 2010 - Mojave
October, 2010 - Mammoth
September, 2010 - Mammoth
September, 2010 - Duck Lake Trail Backpacking
Iron bloom forging
August 28th, 2010 - Mt. San Jacinto
OSM Import: US Designated Wilderness
July 25th, 2010 - Mojave Mustangs
July 17th, 2010 - Mojave Exploration
Bloomery furnace iron smelting
Open Street Map: Mojave Project
June 13th, 2010 - Mojave
June 6th, 2010 - El Cajon Trails
Wolf Mountain Sanctuary
March 28th, 2010 - Salton Sea
March 21st, 2010 - South Main Divide
March 13th, 2010 - Anza Borrego Wildflowers
March 7th, 2010 - CSULB Japanese Garden
February 2010 - Mammoth
Dakota and Asha Celebrate Christmas, 2009
November 21st, 2009 - Mojave Road
November 14th, 2009 - Anza Borrego
Exploring The East Mojave: The Afton Canyon Area
Broken flex plate
Remote Image Serving
Astro/night photography in Inyo National Forest
Wild Mustang Sightings
September 26th, 2009 - Night Photography In Frazier Park
August 15th, 2009 - Catalina dive trip
January 24th, 2009 - Mojave Exploration
July 2008 Mammoth Vacation
President Barack Obama!
April 12th, 2008 - Wildflowers and Landmarks
My Grandfather's Alfa Romeo Spider
March 8th, 2008 - Carrizo Plain
Bridge To Nowhere
October 20th, 2007 - Big Bear Camping
October 22nd, 2007 - Fire
Scottish Highlands, Aug 7th, 2006
Scottish Highlands, Aug 6th, 2006
August 5th, 2007 - Duck Lake Trail
May 26th, 2007 - Kelso Dunes
Culloden Battlefield, Aug 5th, 2006
May 20th, 2006 - Irwindale Renaissance Faire
Edinburgh, Aug 4th, 2006
The Clifs of Moher, Aug 3rd, 2006
The Burren, Aug 2nd, 2006
Bunratty Castle, Aug 1st, 2006
May 5th, 2007 - Mojave
Truck Audio/Data Network
2007 - Master Bath Remodel
The Ring of Kerry, Jul 31st, 2006
Victory in 2006!
Blarney and Killarney, Jul 30th, 2006
Dublin and Cork, Jul 29th, 2006
Dublin, Jul 27th & 28th, 2006
What Can I Do?
April 30th, 2006 - Anza Borrego
New desktop: Intel 805 D
Jan 7th and 14th, 2006 - Hiking
Whiting Ranch Hiking
Digital Photography with Linux
September 5th, 2005 - Living Desert
August 19th, 2005 - Mammoth
Hiking and Photography
July 30th, 2005 - Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
Death, Fright and Photography
May 14th, 2005 - Red Rock
April 2nd, 2005 - Death Valley
Count Every Vote Act of 2005
Linear Logic ScanGuage
November 6, 2004 - Mojave
Super Tuesday, 2004
Canon A80 Camera
Jul 25, 2004 - Death Valley
May 4th, 2004
Landscaping - My Front Slope
Stump Pullin' Yeeee Haw!
Feb 22nd, 2004
Feb 16th, 2004
PostgreSQL Logfile Analysis
Mountains? Desert? Jan 30th, 2004
Jan 28th, 2004
Ceiling Cargo Basket
Front Bumper Version 2
Land Rover Valve Jobs
The Matrix: Revolutions
Greg Davis CDL Linkage
Mom's Turkey Gravy
Julian Pie Company
The KB1DIG 2-meter Halo Antenna
Gardening is hard!
Aug 13th, 2003
SQL and Perl
Jul 9th, 2003
Jun 17th, 2003
Some People's Comments
Dakota is a silly dog
The Matrix: Reloaded
Chris' Stage Bottle Harness
April 23rd, 2003
DVD Burning Under Linux
My Satellite Phone
My Near-Death Experience
Laser Cannon Revival
Front Bumper, Version 2
KPC 3 Plus and HTX-252
Moving, moving moving...
New new house
In Truck Dr. Pepper
My Favorite Toilet
Late Thoughts: Dr. Pepper Cooler
265/75-R16 Tires on a DII
George W. Bush
Horses Sep 14 2002
August 17th Yukon Dives
My Custom Front Bumper
Bracketless, Renamable Links
Jul 28 2002 Day Trip
Jedi Group, my T1 and money
A Bumperless Discovery!
My Custom Rear Bumper
Vanessa's 24th Birthday
Jun 30th Dive to Long Beach Canyon
PHP/PostgreSQL String Quoting
Tonsillectomy, Uvulaectomy and Turbinite Reduction
240 Watt CO2 Laser Cannon
The Tulsa Rib Company
The quality of hard disks these days
Email notification of articles
Email notification of comments
erikburrows.com source code
Renisance Faire Jun 9, 2002
Computers hate me, and it is mutual.
Star Wars Sucks!
Horses, Jun 1, 2002
Land Rover Mileage
Insomnia, Robin goes evil.
100 Watt Diode Laser Test Firing 1
2001: A Space Odyssey
TDI Deco Class
Horses, Apr 30, 2002
My Truck Batteries
The Zope Bible
100 Watt Diode Laser
The New www.erikburrows.com
Hunter the Kitty
Matts Desert Pics
|Mojave Apr-12-2002 -   2002/04/16||Viewed 73 times this month, last update: 2002/04/16|
|At about 1:00pm on Friday, April the 12th, Chris
called me, and told me that since the conditions for diving that weekend would be
poor, we should go out to the Mojave, and explore some more places we have not been.|
So we did. After dinner at Don Jose's, (good carnitas) we headed off. Usual 91 to the 15
to the 40. This time instead of turning north on Kelbaker road, we kept going east till
we hit Fenner. A bit north of Fenner, near an abandoned mine, and a small spring, we spent
Here are all the pictures
Our route this trip.
All the places we've been.
Saturday morning, we got up a bit after sunrise to explore the local area.
This was part of the ore processing part of the mine, where ore was unloaded from
the rail cars into machines, or trucks.
This, disapointingly enough, was the actual mine. It's just an "open pit" mine, which
is basically just a hole in the ground.
This is the view of the vally floor from our camp site. The sky was perfect all
Here's Chris pretending to be a mountain goat.
Saturday we started our loop around the area we picked.
This was called "Government Holes" on our map. It was one of a thousand
windmill/well/water tank/water pond installations out there. Most were owned
by OX Ranch Company, but a bunch were set up by the park service to feed the critters.
Another way the park service helps out the local fauna is by setting up "Guzzlers"
like this one. It just collects rainwater into a shaded pond, from which the animals
We actually found a nice shady area with trees for lunch. Chris likes trees
and misses them quite a bit on our long desert trips. Here he is saying 'Look! Trees!'
This is one of the good horizontal shaft mines we found. These are always
nice and cool.
Of all things, my truck likes being in the absolute center of nowhere most.
Here we are comming out of a tight passageway, just crossing into Arizona. If
you look on the left rock wall, you'll see a huge scrape, we figure someone dicided
to take a camper thru here. Not a very good idea.
Our Saturday night campground. More trees for Chris. Actually, this is right next
to a tiny year-round stream coming out from a nearby spring. This causes a 50 foot
wide strip of happy plants about a mile long. In that strip are willows, aspens,
frogs, and lots of other stuff. Everything is very happy, especially the aspens which
could not get a better source of water and light.
Sunday, we hiked up the stream to some Native American petroglyphs. They
made these by chipping away the oxidation from the surface of the iron-rich
rocks of the area.
Native American petroglyphs.
Look! Aspen and Willow trees in the Desert! Wierd eh?
And sunday we headed back, but not before having lunch on top of the world.
Matt Bell (2002-04-17): Cool pictures, I miss the desert.
lynn hillman (2002-04-23): Great trip! The open space is as pretty as the trees. Those were really nice petroglyphs!
JMB (2002-04-24): Poor Land Rover. It's gonna look like your Uncles in no time. Great pics.
Dennis Barrett (2005-02-11): I miss the desert, too.