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: Anza-Borrego Desert RUN


so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 07:47 PM
Gunny and his beautiful family and Richard & I and our daughter, Annie, all took a nice drive around Anza-Borrego. Thanks Gunny for taking us along!!!! :bounce:

It was nice and sunny and about 100 degrees...so with the top up and the a/c on full-blast, it wasn't too bad....as long as you didn't get out of the Jeep, otherwise you'd instantly be incinerated. :D

We found Gunny and crew in Hemet and followed them all the way to Anza-Borrego.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7812.jpg

Airing down.......
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7815.jpg

Then it was down the trail! Not too much dust since it had evadently rained recently.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7817.jpg

Gunny took us to "The Squeeze"....fun, fun, fun...
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7819.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7821.jpg

Yeah, we got through...NO damage!
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7824.jpg

The rock formations and canyons were awe-inspiring.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7825.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7833.jpg

so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 07:52 PM
Gunny's Secret waterfall.......(more like a cliff....) :D

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7829.jpg

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so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 07:54 PM
For a couple of miles, way out in the desert, a crow followed us around.
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7854.jpg

It was almost creepy......
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so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 08:04 PM
Gunny was actually able to find us a nice, shady place to have lunch:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7869.jpg

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so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 08:07 PM
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7880.jpg

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7881.jpg

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The Pumpkin Patch:
http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7889.jpg

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so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 08:09 PM
Then it was over.........time to air up and go home......:bawling:

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u159/Calif_Princess/100_7902.jpg

Hopefully we'll have some more people come next time!!! :D:beer:

Billy_Goat
09-22-2008, 08:48 PM
Nice. Looks like you had fun without carnage. I didn't think that was possible.
Great scenery there and that pumpkin patch is just bizarre.

so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 08:55 PM
Nice. Looks like you had fun without carnage. I didn't think that was possible.
Great scenery there and that pumpkin patch is just bizarre.

We missed you Billy!!!!! It's just not the same without the little red truck :bawling:

so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 08:59 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot the videos!!

Heart Attack Hill.............
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO3ayrCVXsY

Gunny going through the Squeeze. Sorry for the crappy footage.....geesh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NTqyasEhuw

Richard going through the Squeeze: NOTICE THE REFERENCE TO PUDDLZ AT THE VERY END
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KC_DNHW7RQ

Fun, Fun, Fun.........

StubEXrube
09-22-2008, 09:33 PM
Beautiful pyroclastic escarpments and ocotillo. Very nice!

so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 09:38 PM
Beautiful pyroclastic escarpments and ocotillo. Very nice!

Holy big words, Batman..... What are you trying to say?????????:rasta:
I graduated from the California school system........

karnuvore
09-22-2008, 10:02 PM
Beautiful pyroclastic escarpments and ocotillo. Very nice!

Gesundheit!

StubEXrube
09-22-2008, 10:06 PM
cool looking rock formations/ outcroppings (some look volcanic), and healthy looking ocotillo cactus. That's the pic above the fish creek marker.

It's always awesome to see the Ca pics. You always seem to have so much fun. The family interaction (young and ol...uhh...less young) is really great!

SDMF
09-22-2008, 10:09 PM
Anza is great. We should plan a south coyote canyon run sometime in october or november. It's an easy trail, but I am thinking we could do that and then the sqeeze and heart attack hill.... how long did those two take you?

so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 10:14 PM
cool looking rock formations/ outcroppings (some look volcanic), and healthy looking ocotillo cactus. That's the pic above the fish creek marker.

It's always awesome to see the Ca pics. You always seem to have so much fun. The family interaction (young and ol...uhh...less young) is really great!

HAHAH yeah, less old......... :O) We all have a great time out here. :beer::beer::beer::beer:

Gunny said that it's all an ancient sea bed, and I even found a little shell! We were not far from the Salton Sea and about 150 miles inland. I was also impressed by all the weird rock formations and the volcanic looking rocks all snug in between all the cactus and scrubby plants. The Ocotillos were SO pretty. A lot of them still had their little leaves.

so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 10:20 PM
Anza is great. We should plan a south coyote canyon run sometime in october or november. It's an easy trail, but I am thinking we could do that and then the sqeeze and heart attack hill.... how long did those two take you?

Well, we left Hemet at about 8:30 and got to the trail head about 10:00 or so. We got to the Pumpkin Patch about 5 hours later. That was with stopping to eat lunch and me taking pictures. We didn't have enough time to Coyote Canyon, but I think we could cut some corners and do all that and Coyote Canyon all in one day. It should be nice and cool by November...hehehe

Gunny said Truck Haven is also good spot to try (which is close to where we were).

I'm just such a baby, I HATE the heat. Gunny and his family were all out running around in 100+ heat....I wilt......

StubEXrube
09-22-2008, 10:24 PM
I love in Texas when they go into full bloom. No hijack...I'm done :)

rubirobv
09-22-2008, 10:53 PM
I'm thirsty. Need water. Be right back.

so_calif_rubi
09-22-2008, 10:57 PM
I'm thirsty. Need water. Be right back.

LOL :bounce:

SDMF
09-23-2008, 05:51 AM
Well, we left Hemet at about 8:30 and got to the trail head about 10:00 or so. We got to the Pumpkin Patch about 5 hours later. That was with stopping to eat lunch and me taking pictures. We didn't have enough time to Coyote Canyon, but I think we could cut some corners and do all that and Coyote Canyon all in one day. It should be nice and cool by November...hehehe

Gunny said Truck Haven is also good spot to try (which is close to where we were).

I'm just such a baby, I HATE the heat. Gunny and his family were all out running around in 100+ heat....I wilt......

I hate the heat too, that's why I liek the desert in the winter, top odd, doors off, 60-70 degrees, that's goooood fun! There is a great place to camp at hte end of south coyote canyon. We could plan it to end up there and whoever wants to camp can. I wont be able to, but I can drive back out by myself no biggie.

-T-
09-23-2008, 09:28 AM
Your little trip looked awesome sorry I missed it. I would have loved to have the kids see the formations. It would be great to get out there when it's cooler because I'm another that will wilt from heat.

dayton1999
09-23-2008, 10:01 AM
Anza is great. We should plan a south coyote canyon run sometime in october or november. It's an easy trail, but I am thinking we could do that and then the sqeeze and heart attack hill.... how long did those two take you?

YES YES YES YES. A Sunday, please... October 5th is the Off Road EXPO and most folks will be there...

The 19th would be cool, too!

November is good, too...

Pack the kids and lunch and cold ones... :beer: :beer: :beer:

RotorHead
09-23-2008, 10:58 AM
Cool pics. Lot's of really odd looking rocks, especially compared to the scenery around here. :beer:

100dollarman
09-23-2008, 11:13 AM
Looks like a fun trip! Thanks for the pics!!!

rockcrawl
09-23-2008, 05:12 PM
I like the squeeze video and puddlz, sounds like you're too big to fit in that tiny little space. :D

SDMF
09-23-2008, 05:18 PM
I like the squeeze video and puddlz, sounds like you're too big to fit in that tiny little space. :D

Thats something he has never heard before.

rockcrawl
09-23-2008, 05:20 PM
Thats something he has never heard before.

:laughing2: That right there is funny.

Billy_Goat
09-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Yeah I'll catch ya on the next one. I've got funky hours so it makes it hard to get out. But I love desert runs and my A/C rocks. After it's been running for a while I can see my breath. My temp gun shows the air at 30F sometimes. Just don't ask me to get out of the truck.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk51/Billygoat4x4/cheers.gif

so_calif_rubi
09-23-2008, 07:07 PM
Thats something he has never heard before.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :D

so_calif_rubi
09-23-2008, 07:08 PM
Yeah I'll catch ya on the next one. I've got funky hours so it makes it hard to get out. But I love desert runs and my A/C rocks. After it's been running for a while I can see my breath. My temp gun shows the air at 30F sometimes. Just don't ask me to get out of the truck.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk51/Billygoat4x4/cheers.gif

I miss you Billy! :bawling:

so_calif_rubi
09-23-2008, 07:11 PM
I love in Texas when they go into full bloom. No hijack...I'm done :)

Very Pretty flowers!! :grinpimp:

so_calif_rubi
09-23-2008, 07:14 PM
Your little trip looked awesome sorry I missed it. I would have loved to have the kids see the formations. It would be great to get out there when it's cooler because I'm another that will wilt from heat.

Hey T!!! We missed you on the run. Yeah, I think your kids would love all that stuff..it's so weird, especially the Pumpkin Patch.

StubEXrube
09-23-2008, 07:49 PM
In case anyone is wondering what the Pumkin Patch is. The "pumpkins" are typically botryoidal, fusiform, or ameboid shaped masses of compacted mineral sedimentary sandstone ( concretions). They are formed from years of water and wind that erodes the surface soil. Objects such as shells, leaves, or even insects are cemented in the center of each one. They are typically composed of carbonite material such as calcite, iron oxide, or geothite. I am not really sure if that is totally correct, however I believe that is pretty close.

SDMF
09-23-2008, 07:57 PM
In case anyone is wondering what the Pumkin Patch is. The "pumpkins" are typically botryoidal, fusiform, or ameboid shaped masses of compacted mineral sedimentary sandstone ( concretions). They are formed from years of water and wind that erodes the surface soil. Objects such as shells, leaves, or even insects are cemented in the center of each one. They are typically composed of carbonite material such as calcite, iron oxide, or geothite. I am not really sure if that is totally correct, however I believe that is pretty close.

Thanks for passing out some wisdom! I know there are some cool articles out there that talk about them, they really are neat to see in person.

100dollarman
09-23-2008, 08:03 PM
In case anyone is wondering what the Pumkin Patch is. The "pumpkins" are typically botryoidal, fusiform, or ameboid shaped masses of compacted mineral sedimentary sandstone ( concretions). They are formed from years of water and wind that erodes the surface soil. Objects such as shells, leaves, or even insects are cemented in the center of each one. They are typically composed of carbonite material such as calcite, iron oxide, or geothite. I am not really sure if that is totally correct, however I believe that is pretty close.

Looks like dried balls 'o' mud to me.

:D

so_calif_rubi
09-23-2008, 08:08 PM
yep thats what it is,most of the stuff down there is dried mud and clay.

StubEXrube
09-23-2008, 08:47 PM
Just figured someone might wonder what they were and find that interesting. Yup...big balls o' mud.

RiggerMike
09-23-2008, 08:55 PM
Was the sand hill near Ocotillo Wells?
I think I have driven that waterfall.
nice pics, wish I could have been there.:thefinger::beer:

Gunny
09-23-2008, 09:04 PM
Was the sand hill near Ocotillo Wells?
I think I have driven that waterfall.
nice pics, wish I could have been there.:thefinger::beer:

Yep thats blow hill.

Billy_Goat
09-23-2008, 10:02 PM
botryoidal, fusiform, or ameboid shaped masses of compacted mineral sedimentary sandstone.

That's what I was thinking.

I spent years studying to be a nurse and am well versed in medical terminology but after a few years of working as a certified psychiatric technician I realized people are wacky. So now I'm an electrician. Go figure. I appreciate the scientific breakdown and have always wanted to take a geology class just for fun. Besides, chicks dig it when you use big words. They just stare at you like a deer in the headlights. Is geology a hobby or a career stubby?

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk51/Billygoat4x4/beer4cr.gif

Billy_Goat
09-23-2008, 10:10 PM
Every time I see or hear "puddlz" I think of this woman in the psych unit that would find everything funny and would often laugh uncontrollably. We nicknamed her puddles because she was incontinent and puddles would develop under her chair during her fits of laughter.

Gunny
09-24-2008, 09:45 AM
My pics

Group shot in the squeeze
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/squeezegroup.jpg?t=1222270417
Me going thru
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/squeezestart.jpg?t=1222270505
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/squeezeout.jpg?t=1222270558
Rich was right
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/carnige.jpg?t=1222270611
Rich in the squeeze
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/squeezerich.jpg?t=1222270679
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/squeezerichout.jpg?t=1222270727
Gunny's waterfall
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/gunnyswaterfall.jpg?t=1222270786
Heart attack hill
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/heartattackstart.jpg?t=1222270858
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/heartattackfinish.jpg?t=1222270904
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/heartattackbottom.jpg?t=1222270951

Gunny
09-24-2008, 09:46 AM
Check out the year
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/gaffitti.jpg?t=1222271013
It was a nice day
http://i516.photobucket.com/albums/u324/gunnybusa/temp.jpg?t=1222271062

Banned
09-24-2008, 04:29 PM
Great picks, even hit pumkin patch and comp hill by the ranger station.

Looked like a great time sorry I missed it. Next time for sure Gunny.
:pissed:

so_calif_rubi
09-25-2008, 07:58 PM
Nice pic's Gunny,tell your wife thank you.

StubEXrube
09-25-2008, 08:08 PM
botryoidal, fusiform, or ameboid shaped masses of compacted mineral sedimentary sandstone.

That's what I was thinking.

I spent years studying to be a nurse and am well versed in medical terminology but after a few years of working as a certified psychiatric technician I realized people are wacky. So now I'm an electrician. Go figure. I appreciate the scientific breakdown and have always wanted to take a geology class just for fun. Besides, chicks dig it when you use big words. They just stare at you like a deer in the headlights. Is geology a hobby or a career stubby?

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk51/Billygoat4x4/beer4cr.gif

It's just a hobby. Dad was a biochemical engineer and editor for Scientific American and edited for National Geographic. We were both rockhounds and studied archeology, fossils, etc. Even though I've never been to that part of Ca, I did a report on the Pumpkin Patch in high school. Always thought it was cool and all of a sudden- there it is on jkowners! Never would've thunk it.