Folded metal box
Raspberry Pi Home Automation
Custom Discovery Roof Rack
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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
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September, 2010 - Duck Lake Trail Backpacking
Iron bloom forging
August 28th, 2010 - Mt. San Jacinto
OSM Import: US Designated Wilderness
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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
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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
Sawdust Bellydancing 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
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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-01-2001 -   2002/04/06||Viewed 108 times this month, last update: 2002/04/06|
April 1st 2001 Trip to the Mojave Desert|
Saturday, March 31st thru April 1st, Chris and Matt Bell and I were once again out in the Mojave, getting lost,
and finding new stuff. This time with Matt's new Jeep Cherokee and my 'Rover. Saturday we went for some abandoned mines
in the Black Mountains near Mitchel Caverns. We found a few, but the most impressive was one with a 45 degree angled
shaft into the hilltop, which was so deep we couldn't even see the bottom. It had a nice cool draft comming up though,
so we figure it came out somewhere eventually.
After the long drive, and the mine exploration, we had burned most of our daylight, and so we headed for camp. Back to the
Granite Montains campsite. It was a very nice trip in terms of weather. I brought lots of campfire wood, but we didn't really
need it. The evening was warm enough I didn't even need to put a jacket on.
Sunday, we headed for the lava fields. Chris and Matt had high hopes for lava tubes, but they forgot these lava fields were
millions of years old, all tunnels long ago caved in. So, to get back at the lava, Chris and Matt shot it to death. Or at least
some cardboard boxes they had proped up against it. I was covering behind my engine block, secure in the knowledge I would have to
drive them both to the hospital 1,000,000 miles away, after Matt got out his black powder-and-ball antique gun. Luckily, that didn't
happen, and ammo exausted, we left for Cima Dome.
Cima Dome, as you may notice, does not have any pictures below. This is because it's BOOOORING. A billion years ago it was a
huge rock thousands of feet high and quite impressive. Now, it's a slight bulge in the horizon.
Last we went looking for Indian petroglyphs. We even found some! Check it out, indian rock paintings thousands of
years old, next to this little river. Belive me, I was as suprized to see a active river too! Nice to be able to wash my hands
in cool clear water. Even though all the living mosquitos within a thousand miles had congregated there.
Here are all the pictures
|At "Hole in the Wall", this is not the hole.
|Into the canyon
|That might be me... Descending into the "hole".
|The hole in the wall is basically a cool pathway down to the vally of sandstone. It's peacefull and pretty.
|Lots of sandstone cliffs.
|Chris in one of the erosion holes in the sandstone.
|These holes make good nesting grounds.
|Me in a hole.
|More obligitory truck pictures.
|Old abandoned mine equipment.
|We love our trucks...
|Don't go down the mineshaft! (Even though it is cool...
|Matt's new Jeep.
|We got a little sidetracked. The road was supposed to go OVER the hill, not just to the top of it. Oh well,
pit stop, and back down.
|We found a bunch of really old indian petroglyphs by the only river for 500 miles.
|An old wagon train post.
Mizedog (2005-03-04): Note: there are in-tact lava tubes just off the Mojave Road. I've been in one 80 feet long with a 12' cieling! It even had a bat living in it. The challenge is that they often look like a shady spot under a rock, but open up into a large tube. Give another shot!
Erik (2005-03-04): Thanks Mizedog! We'll have to look for those!