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Cherokee Mining District
Date(s): March 23rd-24th 2013. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 88 of 88 Total. 0 Visits.
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Beginning the patrol
We start our ascent of Table Mountain

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Troopers
Following the guidon up the hill

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Half-a-mountain
Scars and tailings from the hydraulic operations in the 1800's

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Patrol
Top of the mountain

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By twos

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Breeze
Straighten out the "old" colors

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Pvt. Markey
aka: Dane Brown

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On alert
You want me to go WHERE?

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Flora
The mountaintop in bloom

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Watering call
Taking advantage of the recent rains

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Patrol
Along the cliffs edge

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Preparing to give orders

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"Hey, guys. I think we're supposed to listen now"

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Sgt. Duncan & Gunner
aka: Mike Paisley & Gunner

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Patrol
Following in loose formation ("Route March")

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Leading the column
1st Sgt. Baldwin & Capt Starr
aka: Brian Frontella and Don Treco


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Patrol

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Patrol
Army Mule Iris tags along

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Patrol

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Patrol

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Encampment
Camp in the making

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Sawing tent poles
Capt. Starr tries his hand with the saw

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A little fun
1st Sgt. ready to "catch" the Capt. if he falls

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Sawing tent poles
"This physical labor stuff is kind of fun"

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After physical labor
"What's all this wet stuff inside my hat?"

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Command tent
Going up

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Encampment
Finished!

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Watering call
Water for the troopers

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Behind the saddle line
Discussing a near-perfect camp

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Cav mount "Gunner"

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Cav mount Gunner
Enjoying the shade

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Tacked up
Army mule Iris

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Pvt. Japhet Wilson
aka: Robert Barchfeld

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In the saddle
Cav mount Cody

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On the picket

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Encampment
Company street

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Skull
A copper cup for a backdrop

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crooked tent poles
"Found" vs "cut" poles

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Relaxing
Pvt. Markey

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Relaxing
Sgt. Duncan

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Relaxing
Capt. Starr plans for retirement (inside joke).

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Encampment
Capt. Starr surveys the camp

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Posed
Pvt. Markey

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Posed
Sgt. Duncan

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Posed
1st Sgt. Baldwin

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Posed
Capt. Starr

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Posed
2nd Cal Cav Co F

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Encampment
"Awesome camp!"
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Posed
Cpl. Whiting
aka: Rob Wangberg
Presenting the "new" Company guidon.


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Patrol

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1st Sgt. Baldwin

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New Colors
Carrying the new guidon

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New Company guidon
Patterned after a 1861 Sacramento newspaper description.

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Patrol
Line of march

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Scouting
Capt. Starr checks the trail

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Watering
Pvt. Wilson & cav mount Duke

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Watering call

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Patrol
Capt Starr & 1st Sgt Baldwin

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Patrol

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Morning in camp
Pvt Shannon (aka: David Brown) puts his mount out to graze

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Sunrise in camp

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Sunrise in camp

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Sunrise in camp

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Sunrise in camp

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Long shadows

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View in camp

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Stable call
Cav mount Marshal takes his breakfast in bed

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Company meeting

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Indian spirit
Watching over the troopers

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Patrol
Proper spacing and interval.

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Patrol

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Spectator
The "locals" watch as the troopers pass by

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Patrol

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Patrol
Pvt. Wilson

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Patrol
Sgt. Duncan and Pvt. Shannon

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Patrol

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Patrol

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Trail?
More like "Man from Snowy River"

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Pvt. Shannon
Waiting for passage on the trail

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Colors presentation
Cpl. Whiting & cav mount Zuni show off the new guidon.

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Colors presentation
Pulling up

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Live fire
1st Sgt. Baldwin and cav mount Storm

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Live fire
Pvt. Wilson & cav mount Duke

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Live fire
Pvt. Markey & cav mount Cody

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Live fire
Capt. Starr & cav mount Shiloh

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"Saw-on-a-sling"
Pvt. Shannon carries the much-needed trail clearing tool.

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ATOP THE TABLE (MOVIE)
We spot a target...a Coyote..but he is out of Carbine range.

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LAZY MORNING (MOVIE)
A panoramic video of camp and the horses on picket pins for a little grazing while the men enjoy the early morning sunlight.

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