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PASKENTA EXPEDITION
A portion of the Nome Cult Trail on the march to Round Valley is patrolled. NOTE: CLICK ON THE "ORGINAL" SIZE OF PICS FOR DETAILS OTHERWISE MISSED.
Date(s): Nov. 5/6 2011. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 56 of 56 Total. 2496 Visits.
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NOME CULT TRAIL
On the Nome Cult Trail.

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NOME CULT TRAIL
"Wait a minute! You're telling me we're going where? and doing what?!"

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA
Iris follows with camp equippage.

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Here comes Iris, faithully following.

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA
Sgt. Rbt. Duncan leads Iris.

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1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin checks the column's prorgress. No stragglers.

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA
Pvt. Dane Brown (front), Pvt. Patrick Shannon (rear)...he will lose his glasses later.

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA
DEAD RABBIT LAKE

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA
There's a horse down there.
"No, there's MY horse down ..."
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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA

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Pvt. Japhet Wilson is detailed to clear brush on the trail.

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ON THE MARCH WEST OF PASKENTA

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Troopers in the distance locate a suitable camp at Dead Rabbit Lake.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Setting up camp.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Cpt. AW Starr, consults the map for patrols while troopers set up camp.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Thank the Lord for sheep and fire.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Crushing coffee beans.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
The 1Sgt's great coat hasn't been off his pommel since the 7th Mich days.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
A furry friend. A large field mouse wanders into camp. Pvt. Brown feeds him a biscuit from the commissary...and then...

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
ok so apparently, you're not supposed to feed field mice ANYTHING from OUR commissary. R.I.P. little trooper.
"The last supper!"
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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Prisoner in custody. Cpl. Whiting and 1Sgt. Baldwin return with "Shiloh" after his brief adventure.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Discussing camp layout.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Horses remain saddled during camp set up. Pictured is Duke, a well equipped Morgan of the volunteer cavalry service, ridden by Pvt. Japhet Wilson on this expedition.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
View from camp.

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View from camp.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Building a fire. We'll need it.

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
View from camp.
"Did your campfire get loos..."
"That's not smoke in them h..."
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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Pvt. Patrick Shannon delivers the 1Sgt's horse to Cpt. Starr after his adventure on the run.

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"DEAD HORSE WALKING"!
"Dear 1st Sgt...thank you for capturing and returning my horse to me...thank you for capturing and returning my horse to me...thank you for capturing and returning my horse to me..." damn.

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Return of the miscreant
"You rode him bareback? I didn't think he was ready for that!"

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CAMP AT DEAD RABBIT LAKE
Pvt. Patrick Shannon holds two dead rabbits ready for cooking while at Dead Rabbit Lake.

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Pvt. Patrick Shannon (l) and Pvt. Dane Brown (r).

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Cpt. AW Starr and "Shiloh".

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A camp of cavalry as seen at night.

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Ok so we're all agreed...this is cold.
"For some reason, actually ..."
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FOUL WEATHER PATROL
Ready to ride on patrol in the rain and cold.

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FOUL WEATHER PATROL

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FOUL WEATHER PATROL

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FOUL WEATHER PATROL

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FOUL WEATHER PATROL

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FOUL WEATHER PATROL
Ponchos are a blessing. Thank you Mr. Goodyear.

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I would love to get more information about how to join your unit.  I have my own horses and knows how to ride.  I live in the Shasta county area.  I also have great transportation for me and my animals.  Thanks - Steven
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Steven Vaughn Williams, Wed, 9 Nov 2011 6:47PM
 
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