OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by DaveK » Sun Apr 19, 2015 7:54 pm

The Net this week will explore the Mojave Desert with an emphasis on the Eastern Mojave. The Mojave is a great place to visit or live. We will concentrate on a few of the highlights of the Desert during the net. Below are some pictures of our recent travels, to which we will refer during the discussion. Note that we have numbered the pictures for quicker reference.

Cinder Cones

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Amboy Crater
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Mojave Lava Tube
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View from Table Top Mountain ((6200 feet)
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Petroglyphs
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Great Camping Spots
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Mitchell Caverns
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Yes, there is water in the Desert. Almost all year long and for almost every year, the Mojave River is dry. When it does run, it can be HUGE. It completely washed out this road. Check out the road way across the river.
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Here are links to the topics we will be discussing during the net:

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1. Mojave Desert size http://mojavedesert.net/description.html
2. Mining history of EM http://digital-desert.com/east-mojave-d ... towns.html
3. Amboy Crater http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/needles/amboy.html
4. Lava Bed Cinder Cones http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2004/1007/volcanic.html
5. Mojave Desert Indians http://mojavedesert.net/mojave-desert-indians/
6. Mines of the Mojave:
a. Barnwell http://digital-desert.com/mojave-preser ... story.html
b. Providence Bonanza http://mojavedesert.net/desert-fever/providence.html
c. Kokoweef, http://www.kokoweef.com/River_of_Gold_Legend_01.htm
Calico http://cms.sbcounty.gov/parks/Parks/Cal ... tTown.aspx
d. Cinder Mines http://deathvalleyjim.com/2014/02/05/ai ... -preserve/
e. Salt mines http://www.desertusa.com/mnp/mnp_blake.html
f. Evening Star Mine http://digital-desert.com/evening-star-mine/
g. Death Valley Mine http://digital-desert.com/death-valley-mine/
7.San Dunes (Devils Playground - Kelso Dunes) http://www.duneguide.com/closed_areas_kelso_dunes.htm
8. Roys Café http://www.rt66roys.com/
9. Route 66 http://www.legendsofamerica.com/66-info.html
10. General Patton’s Mojave Training Grounds http://generalpattonmuseum.com/general- ... ng-center/ http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/needles/patton.html
11. Mitchell Caverns http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=615
12. Ranching and Cattle Grazing History of the Mojave http://digital-desert.com/mojave-preser ... story.html
13. Fort Paiute http://mojavedesert.net/military/fort-piute.html
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by lrsrngr » Thu Apr 23, 2015 4:16 pm

Net check-in please for KK6CTT.

Like so many other things that we take for granted, "The desert holds many wonders and secrets that are easily uncovered by the common wanderer and explorer but it is unforgiving for the unprepared and the foolish."
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by KK6DYO » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:13 pm

Please check me in to tonight's net. Thank you.

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Re: OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by lrsrngr » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:35 pm

Sharing some shots from last year.
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Some denizen of the desert once occupied this house.
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One day I will take the time to sit and watch this water source with some NVDs and see what wildlife shows up.
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Old Army Camp used to house Soldiers sent to keep the peace.
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Some folks tried their luck at ranching. Unbelievable, just like those who head to the desert in search of gold.
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Ink blot test; I see a duck.
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A minimalist camp before continuing the "rolling camp" caravan.
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by lrsrngr » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:37 pm

More places Mojave...
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Near Rock Springs.
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George Bert Smith WWI Veteran Homestead
1929-mid 1950’s
Bert George Smith, a WWI veteran suffering from the effects of poisonous gas and shell shock, homesteaded here in 1929. His house was originally a wood frame structure but later he "rocked" the walls. Bert, who was certified as totally disabled by the Bureau of Veterans Affairs, was sent to the desert to die with the hope he might live a little longer in this high desert climate. But he fooled the experts and lived at Rock Spring until the mid-1950s. He died in a rest home in 1967.
Mojave Road Guide, Dennis Casebier
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Logistically sound? Definitely out of the fray.
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The Kelso Union Pacific station is now the home of a nice little museum. A good place to visit when going off road is not part of your destination.
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by ki6kui » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:52 am

The net recording is now available at Eastern Mojave Desert Adventure.
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by KK6DYO » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:21 pm

Has anyone personally seen the Dinosaur Trackway that's roughly on the way between Mountain Pass and the Kokoweef Mine?

It's supposedly intentionally obscured to hide it from those who might damage it. I've heard that the BLM office in Needles has arranged group trips there. Someone who had been there gave me the GPS coordinates, but I was unable to find it.

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Post by DaveK » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:13 pm

KK6DYO wrote:Has anyone personally seen the Dinosaur Trackway that's roughly on the way between Mountain Pass and the Kokoweef Mine?

It's supposedly intentionally obscured to hide it from those who might damage it. I've heard that the BLM office in Needles has arranged group trips there. Someone who had been there gave me the GPS coordinates, but I was unable to find it.

Paul

Is this what you are referring to - http://www.fws.gov/carlsbad/PalmSprings ... art6_8.pdf

Also check out Page 6 of the PDF found here: http://nsm.fullerton.edu/dsc/images/DSC ... tracks.pdf . I think that is the area you mentioned.
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Re: OAUSA Net - April 23 ,2015 - Mojave Desert Adventure

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Post by KK6DYO » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:05 pm

Yes, that's it.

It's also mentioned in Southern California SUV Trails, Volume II, The Eastern Mojave Desert, Trail 18 "Where Dinosaurs Once Walked".

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