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Old 01-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
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Noob on the Dirt - last day in Borrego with pics!

Last day - boooo. Got a late start (especially after a loooong conversation with a guy headed over to the Las Vegas for a classic bike auction - he had a really nice classic BMW, don't know the model, just thought it was a neat bike)

Headed over to Split Mountain - my absolute favorite road in the park. You ride through a mountain that was "split" by a river that was there before the mountains rose and then continued to cut downward - faulting also helped. On the other side there is a network of roads where you can spend a lot of time and do some camping. Lots of neat side canyons to explore, fossil oyster beds, the Colorado River once went through this area - you can see the evidence in the sedimentary layers, fossilized ripple marks from water, lots of very cool geology!

LOOK AT NEXT POST FOR PICS - I DIDN'T FORMAT THEM RIGHT....GRRRR

Entrance to Split Mountain

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00752-L.jpg

Nice Anticline - imagine the forces to bend rock. I've been through this canyon a number of times, but never taken a picture with me for scale. Lots bigger than I thought.

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00756-L.jpg

Out the other side

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00764-L.jpg

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00770-L.jpg

Looking back towards Split Mountain - yep, I was there!

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00767-L.jpg

Heading back

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00778-L.jpg

Just one sign of how water moves through this canyon - watch out if it's raining!

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00779-L.jpg

And here I am, hate this pic, I look like a bald fat guy (instead of a gray haired fat chick)

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00775-L.jpg

Guess it's time to head home

http://sbalch1.smugmug.com/Other/Bor...DSC00776-L.jpg



Look at pics in the next post - I forgot to format these for the forum, grrrrr
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Entrance to Split Mountain



Anticline



Out the other side





Going back







Me - yuck picture, look like fat, bald guy instead of gray haired fat mid aged chick



Time to head home

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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Nice pics. Great report. Don't be so hard on yourself. I think you're handsome.
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:29 AM   #4
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Nice pics. Great report. Don't be so hard on yourself. I think you're handsome.
Handsome! Ewwww..... at least pretty...... That's why I hate that pic - I look like a fat guy instead of a fat chick : )
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Calcite Mine Pics - wish these were mine, didn't have my camera that day so somebody else's website. boo
Picture 8 - stalled a few times and slid backwards with the brakes on , rather disconcerting. If you're there make sure to explore this area - slot canyons and lots of good hiking. I need to go back!

http://www.expeditionportal.com/adve...ite-mine-.html
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Thanks for the report and pics!! Good on ya for getting out there!!

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Handsome! Ewwww..... at least pretty...... That's why I hate that pic - I look like a fat guy instead of a fat chick : )
Actually, you look exactly like someone who was having a great time dual sporting. ;)
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:46 AM   #8
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Thanks all!
I've been having a great time! Really looking forward to the Death Valley Rally - Woot!!!

I want to go for a road ride today - waiting for after lunch, it's coooold (at least for Southern California)
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