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Izzy's Journal - Ridgecrest
Our trip to the upper Mojave Desert around Ridgecrest, CA. Look for the rainbows... I got a good double.
All shot with Nikon F2 using Kodak 200 Gold. Most using Nikkor 50MM 1.4.
Date(s): November 8-10, 2002. Album by Jim Robinson. Photos by Jim Robinson & Chris Yokota. 1 - 37 of 37 Total. 2366 Visits.
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Burro Schmidt: Was there many times as a kid (30+years ago). Toni was the aging caretaker then. Who looks after the place now? Thanks for the great pictures/memories.
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John Runyard, Mon, 4 Aug 2003 9:47PM
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We are the only ones on Sheep Spring trail

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IZZY-No petroglyphs but some rain

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Chrissy's life passes before her eyes on Sheep Spring Trail

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Rain up Sheep Spring trail on the way to Burro Schmidt

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Double Rainbow on the way to Burro Schmidt

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Izzy looks as faint double rainbow on way to Burro Schmidt

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Sheep Spring

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IZZY-Colorado Camp on the way to Burro Schmidt

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IZZY-Closeup of Colorado Camp

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IZZY-Jim and Izzy on the way to Burro Schmidt

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IZZY-On the way to Burro Schmidt

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IZZY-Burro Schmit Cabin

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IZZY-Burro Schmidt fake graveyard
The names are "Thief" and "Vandal"

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IZZY-The mouth of Burro Schmit Tunnel

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From the mouth of the Burro Schmidt tunnel
Don't ask Chris what that collapsed little building is.

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IZZY-Chrissy on the way back from Burro Schmidt tunnel

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Burro Schmidt Caretaker's back yard

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IZZY-On hood on the Burro Schmidt Trail

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IZZY-What he saw to the right from the hood
This rainbow fragment was taken with Nikon F2 using an Albinar 80-200 MM Zoom at 200MM

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IZZY-What he saw straight ahead from the hood
You need to look at the larger view of this one to appreciate it.

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IZZY-Rainbow on the way back from Burro Schmidt
Two pictures edited together to get a wide view

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IZZY-On the way back to the motel

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IZZY-Trona Pinnacles

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IZZY-On the way to Trona, looking at Chrissy from the top of his 4Runner

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IZZY-Jim and Izzy at Trona

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IZZY-Trona Pinnacles Sign

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IZZY-A pinnicle at Trona

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IZZY-Chrissy looking at the Trona Pinnacles

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IZZY-Inside a tunnel in a Trona pinnacle (Izzy highlighted)
This was a small tunnel in the side of one of the pinnacles, about 20 feet long. I had to highlight Izzy so you could see him.

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IZZY-Jim picks up the boulder with Izzy on it

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IZZY-Jim takes Izzy's picture on a movie prop

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IZZY-On a movie prop boulder at Trona Pinnacles
Several movies have been filmed here. I think this boulder was left over from the remake of "Planet of the Apes." Note the white styrofoam showing below Izzy.

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Alien looking Trona Pinnacles

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Trona Pinnacles

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More Trona Pinnacles

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Izzy's car at Trona Pinnacles

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Trona Pinnacles sure are lonely looking

 
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