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5/17/2018
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Did a 24 hour solo trip to Vallecito / Sawtooth area again last weekend. Weather was pretty good, maybe low 80's during the day and about 50 at night. I mostly just needed to get out for a couple days and that is a good area with water. I picked up another radiosond and managed to find a new active water source. Wildlife was mostly birds, rabbits a dead coyote and tons of field mice at night running all over my gear and sleeping bag...I was kinda wishing I had Tom's tent that night.

This is probably 6 now and I have two I need to drop off at NOAA




There were a few cactus blooms on the hillsides


Busted metate next to spring pipe


Some mexican bottles near the water


Not sure if this was natural or predator induced


This must have been the calf trough


Anybody know these guys?


My custom made bivy sack & backpack in Pencott Badlands pattern


These guys came out like ants when the sun set, they were everywhere all over my gear and bivy sack


Total Mylar balloons - 5



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Nice, Is that welding on the name signs? Looks like the Rattlers will have a field day with the field mice! Is that water bubbling out of the pipe? Looks like a fun outing.

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Yeah, they just welded the names on there, kinda like tractors do on their different buckets and such. Bubbly water, yep....

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Oh, I did see one snake...one super fast faded yellow looking one but he sped off into the brush before I could get a good look at him.

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Cool. Going to try and hit Jacumba Jims mid summer to see what critters water at the springs.

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5/18/2018
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Regarding the signs I found this. for J.D. Wright
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sandiegouniontribune/obituary.aspx?n=rd-wright&pid=86337863
He had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing and traveling/camping in Baja.
That is a nice tribute .

This looks like Jim Graham's obituary but date is a little off
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/james-graham-obituary?pid=20504440&view=guestbook

Nice find Daren,

Bob
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5/19/2018
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Nice finds and nice sandy bivy spot. With all those critters running around on your bivy sack, must have been a "interesting" night. Amazing you keep finding those NOAA beacons. I have yet to come upon one.
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Looks like a nice trip Daren. Trail cam pointed at your campsite all night probably would have made a hilarious video.
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rockhopper wrote:
Amazing you keep finding those NOAA beacons.

This one I found in 3 pieces, that´s why the different pictures...I found one half hiking in and then on the way back out I found the other half and the 3 mile long string attached to it. Looks like some critters chewed it up.

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tommy750 wrote:
Looks like a nice trip Daren. Trail cam pointed at your campsite all night probably would have made a hilarious video.
I could have recorded them with my phone but you remember my high quality skills from the rattlesnake.....upset

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Thanks for doing the research Bob, you dug up more than I was able to.

Yep, I would say hunting was in their blood, this was also there



surfponto wrote:
Regarding the signs I found this. for J.D. Wright
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sandiegouniontribune/obituary.aspx?n=rd-wright&pid=86337863
He had an adventurous spirit and enjoyed hunting, fishing, sailing and traveling/camping in Baja.
That is a nice tribute .

This looks like Jim Graham's obituary but date is a little off
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/james-graham-obituary?pid=20504440&view=guestbook

Nice find Daren,

Bob
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Nice trip report Daren. You are the King of radiosondes and water sources.
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