Folded metal box
Raspberry Pi Home Automation
Custom Discovery Roof Rack
August, 2012 - Sierra Backpacking
July 22nd, 2012 - Hiking in Santa Barbara
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
October, 2010 - Mammoth
September, 2010 - Mammoth
September, 2010 - Duck Lake Trail Backpacking
Iron bloom forging
August 28th, 2010 - Mt. San Jacinto
OSM Import: US Designated Wilderness
July 25th, 2010 - Mojave Mustangs
July 17th, 2010 - Mojave Exploration
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
August 19th, 2005 - Mammoth
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
Tonsillectomy, Uvulaectomy and Turbinite Reduction
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
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My Trip to the Mojave Desert, Feb 10, 2001|
My truck was still (is still) new, so we went out to the desert again! I went out saturday to poke arround
and look for new cool stuff. Chris had a SCUBA class he was teaching that night, so Matt and Chris joined me
later that night. Saturday I found the windmill and water troughs you'll see below, and Sunday we went on the
long road following the power lines. I had fun Saturday, but it's better when you have some friends arround
to share the adventure with. Sunday we probably rode over 100 miles of off-road. Some of it by choice, some not.
We planned to take the power line service road from Kelso Dunes to Ludlow on the I-15, then take a long road
due north to the I-40. We made it about half way till we hit a high-traffic rail line. It was up on about 10 feet
of gravel, and neither one of us (Myself in my Rover, or Chris in his Bronco) liked the idea of getting stuck on
rail lines in front of a 2 mile long 80 mile an hour train. So, we turned right, and followed the tracks looking
for a crossing. We found one, about 30 miles down the line. Ugh. That was a long and bumpy ride.
So, we crossed. Back into the "Devil's Playground". A nice, rocky, sandy trail following the power lines again
up over some mountains. Well, the road got more and more sandy, and we finally stopped. (Well, actually, I got stuck,
and after 5 hours of working me out of the deep sand, we turned back. We were about 10 miles from the 40, but that's
10 miles of impassable sand. So, back to the train tracks, and 21 miles of traintracks to Kelso. Then 38 miles to
beautifull down-town Baker. You can only immagine going to the Denny's at Baker, at midnight. Needless to say, we will
avoid doing that again.
Back home. Lots of fun, a couple of problems, but a good weekend none the less. The next weekend we didn't go again,
but the weekend after that we did. (Or will...)
Here's all the pictures.
|The two adventurous vehicles. My truck says: Finally, dirt!
|Bouncy bouncy... Check out the 200 mile ling road we're heading down.
|I've always wanted to travel one of these rediculously long, straight, off-into-nowhere roads.
|Long, boring, but still cool.
|Off in the distance, you can see the windmill I'm comming up to. I couldn't figure out what it was for!
|It was for this! Someone put a windmil-powered water pump, storage tanks and pipes to feed a couple of open,
auto-filling water troughs for the critters! From the enourmous amount of Burro crap arround, I would guess they
|The main mine shaft at the mine that windmill was next to. I didn't go in there!
|Same. It looked deep!
|The outside. Lots of timbers. There was also a verticle shaft leading down from that structure.
|The windmill. Close-up. It was still working, pumping like mad.
|The gravel pile outside of the mine. They went DEEP.
|More of my truck. Isn't he cool?!
|Camp, when I got there. It was a little cold.
|My truck. This picture'll probably go up on my wall.
|It's so cool!
|Desert. So calm, quiet.