Nature's Graffiti or Art?

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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by yuccahead » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:14 am

TradClimber wrote:yuccahead posted:
...I hope you had some compadres out there with you, you old fool.
I made a good faith effort to try to find a hiking/climbing partner to go with me.

Remember:
http://www.desertusa.com/mb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1884

I was out alone in a remote area of the Santa Rosa Mountains for 5 days in technical terrain. I enjoyed every minute and wish I could of stay longer.



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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by TradClimber » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:45 am

Got Water?
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Photo by TradClimber on 9/11/2010 in a remote area of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

The watering hole where I would filter a couple gallons of water every day. Far more dangerous than the cliffs I play on is the availability of water in this area. Think 110-115 degree temperatures. Last year there no surface water to be found anywhere.

Here's a trick I learn from the bighorn sheep 30 years ago. At the base of these dry waterfalls, if you dig down a foot or two in the sand you can usually find water. At the base of these dry waterfalls is a large tub, often 10-15 feet deep, craved out of solid base rock. It's not readily apparent because the tubs are totally filled in with sand.

A word of caution – these areas are prone to be quicksand. I nearly lost a boot one time which would of been most unfortunate.

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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by TradClimber » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:15 am

Desert Moss
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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by reptilist » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:21 pm

Now that's what I call art!

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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by yuccahead » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:24 pm

TradClimber wrote:Got Water?


The watering hole where I would filter a couple gallons of water every day.
You must've danced around like Walter Huston in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" when you saw that water hole...I know I would have. Great photos.

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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by TradClimber » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:45 pm

This photo is for yuccahead and those that take time to look at reflections.
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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by TradClimber » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:31 am

Palms of the Santa Rosas.
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Your roots are showing.
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All Photos by TradClimber on 9/11/2010 in a remote area of the Santa Rosa Mountains.

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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by LDMGOLD » Sat Sep 18, 2010 7:00 am

Trad:

All of those remote area photos were fantastic. Especially the waterfall tanks, or tinajas. Reminds me of areas along the east face of Superstition Mountain except there are no palms. My wife and I once hiked up to the palms in Palm Canyon located off 95 in the Kofa Mountain. I believe those are about the only wild palms in Arizona. Thanks for such endearing photographs of desert country.

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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by TradClimber » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:58 am

Tom, thanks for looking at my photos.

I remember well hiking up Palm Canyon on my way to climb KOFA Peak in 1973.

5 of us pooled our money together for gasoline (it was during the gas embargo) and crammed into my small pinto with all of our equipment and set out from California to climb KOFA. Near the end of Palm Canyon I had to break out the rope and climbing equipment for one fourth class pitch. We all reached the summit of KOFA.

I think you are correct, those Palms are the only wild native Palms in Arizona.

The old days!

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Re: Nature's Graffiti or Art?

Post by TradClimber » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:57 pm

As yuccahead once said:
http://www.desertusa.com/mb3/viewtopic. ... 0&start=10
I bumped the contrast a bit for a little artistic effect. I got my art license off the internet so I'm fully qualified to do that.
Another photo of Lizardo's Grafitti.
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Anyhow, that's the way I remember it.

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