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THOMES GORGE EXPEDITION
Expedition on the Nome Cult Trail and into the Thomes Creek Gorge area. Tip: Click on the Original size of the images for full detail of desired pics.
Date(s): April 12 & 13, 2014. Album by 2nd cal cav member. 1 - 19 of 19 Total. 803 Visits.
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CAMP IN THE GORGE
Company Street near Thomes Creek

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TROOPER IN SLUMBER
Pvt. Patrick Shannon is in his "happy place". Judging from the bottles next to him. Looks like he's been doing some trading for Indian blankets. 'have to talk to him about that when he wakes up.

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CAPT. STARR AT REST
"Why did I do it? Why? Oh sure, 'Preserve the Union' blah-blah-blah, 'Defend the Constitution' ya-da-ya-da-ya-da. 150 years from now it'll all go to hell in a hand basket anyway. I'd like to spend my last years in some quiet little retreat in the wine country."

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THOMES CREEK
Filling canteens: Pvt. Wilson, 1Sgt. Baldwin, Pvt. Hennison.

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THOMES CREEK
Posing at the water.

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THE ROCK
The imposing crag watches over us.

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THE ROCK
Sunset throws shadows on "the beast".

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THOMES CREEK
Doesn't get any better than this.

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CAMP IN THE GORGE
Horses picketed, firewood foraged, tentage up, and a quick rest.

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CAMP IN THE GORGE

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CAMP IN THE GORGE
Makin' coffee in the morning.

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ON THE TRAIL
Quick stop as we cross Mud Flat Road, the actual route of the Nome Cult Trail to Round Valley Reservation.

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Slow motion of Pvt. Japhet Wilson firing the Sharps.

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ON THE TRAIL
Pvt. Shannon's new fangled moving picture device tries to capture the march.

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ON THE TRAIL
On our way out of the gorge.

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CAMP IN THE GORGE
L-R: Cpl. Thos. Whiting, 1Sgt. Wm. Baldwin, Pvt. Japhet Wilson, Pvt. Patrick Shannon.

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CAMP IN THE GORGE

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CAMP IN THE GORGE
Camp as seen from the high ground. Horses picketed at the right.

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CAMP IN THE GORGE
Cavalry scouting party makes camp in the Thomes Gorge.

 
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