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Help me plan a *lonely* trip through the SoCal desert

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by bjmoose, May 11, 2013.

  1. Jun 1, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    Ready to roll.

    Pre Work: "Think of a difficult conversation you've had with a co-worker. Now take a sheet of paper and draw a line down the middle. On the right side, record what was actually said. On the left side, record your unspoken thoughts during the conversation. We will discuss these in small groups."

    I'm really wondering if I should apply my profanity filter to the left side of the page, or not. :D

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    Oh - and for the benefit of anyone who googles up images like this one and downloads GPS coordinates out of them, looking for houses that are sure to be empty - my house is NOT empty while I'm gone. My wife and teenage sons are home (the older one's 18) and all of them are quite competent at handling my shotguns. :cool:
     
  2. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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  3. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    I was re-reading John Steinbeck's "Travels With Charley"

    He talks about the power of letting a trip develop its own itinerary - not rigidly following a pre-planned line on a map.

    That struck a chord with me. That and the fact that you guys have re-emphasized the well known fact that June/July/August is pretty much the worst time to visit Death Valley. So while I do want to travel those roads in Death Valley - and also the Goler Canyon Road route - I probably won't do that on this trip, and will make a special trip to visit them some spring or fall.

    So I'll stuff my truck with maps, and then start out roughly on the route I outlined - but then I'll just start seeing where my feet carry me.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Had a LOT of very enjoyable Saturdays on the motorcycle where I'd head out a ways, come to a crossroads, and ask myself "Wonder where this road goes?"

    Had the GPS for getting home, but never used it on the way out.
    Also had a few group rides that we called "Get fucking lost".
    At each crossroads, the leader would pick a random direction. He would then fall back to the tail and the next rider in line picked the way to turn at the next junction.
    Sometimes you end up at the end of a 20-mile dead-end, other times you find a sweet set of "twisties" up into a canyon nobody talks about.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    well fuck me sounds like an awesome trip!.... the desert is one unforgiving motherfucker right now paired with this heat. Its a killer for sure, stay safe out their!
     
  6. Jun 1, 2013 at 8:49 PM
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    When the weather is 'right' it doesn't take much for some of us regulars to DV to get us to go. Hit us up.

    Otherwise, Big Bear has a lot of fun stuff and so does the Sierras. Have a fun trip!
     
  7. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    You'll never be alone with all those crazy S.O.B.'s running around in yer head


    But hit us up in SD when ya get here if ya want;)
     
  8. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    lol
     
  9. Jun 1, 2013 at 9:36 PM
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    National Rideshare week.
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    HR lady was not amused when I asked if I should count the voices.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2013 at 6:06 PM
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    True and true. I've just always had a good time in that area and own a small condo in South PS. I'll be following this for some future ideas, have fun.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2013 at 10:10 PM
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    Hahaha, just saw this rich, funny shit .....:D
     
  12. Jun 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    Some folks just have *no* sense of humour. :p
     
  13. Jun 3, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    What are some good 2m and/or 440 repeaters I should program into my HAM transciever this week for that desert area and the eastern sierra foothills?
     
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    For your smart phone, "repeater book" is a good app for finding local repeaters to your location.
     
  16. Jun 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    Does it work in the absence of data connectivity? If I've got cellular, I'm unlikely to need 2m to request assistance.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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    yes. it's wonderful for that reason, but also because it includes any PL tones and offsets that are necessary to use the repeater. it also will tell you the distance you are from the machine. And it's free. :)
     
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    Nice!
     
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    I personally would leave the PCH only for a sports car or motorcycle - preferably with a beautiful partner and a fluffy dog.
     
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