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Glad it worked for you! Is the darkened outer layer of the rock exfoliating naturally or is it vandalism or something entirely different I wonder? I get that someone might have sighted in their rifle on the circle with the slash.- Flash
Just, wow. Vicariously following you inspires me to gather my now 71 year old butt and walk it out into the desert. You are as stricken with Chimneys as I when I first hiked there as a younger park archeologist in the early 1980s. Loving your story... Keep it up!
You may think you're not good on that flute, but when I visited Chimneys, that's the music I heard in my mind. Heard it at Swirl and Indian Head and another place or two which I will not name.Another great story HMoD.
Thanks for taking the time and doing the work HMOD! You take me there like no other.Every Indian needs a plains style flute. I've been trying my hand at making them for years, still not very good at it and still worse at playing the darned things. Now that my DNA turned up a 2% Native American strain, I'm going to have to get back at it, even thinking now about putting a hawk feather in my hat, Ha!Thanks again man! I'm going to have to make it to the Chimneys one day. I'll skip the springs search but if I may, I'd like to camp on your little perch under the overhang.
Whats the deal with the ranger when you were checking in asking about your BBChat screen name ? Is the ranger on BB chat , I guess ?
I am as excited to see Linda spring as you were! As you know it is on the route of one of my next trips.
You are far more dogged about beating your way into a spring area than I am. If there is not obvious water then I am moving on.
You may speak to this further on but you did not miss the peak of the Geminids that night as it was the next night the 13th (Thursday) into the 14th (Friday). What a difficult pitch and place to sleep. At least you got your tarp up before dark, I was hoping it would pass and had to do it in the dark.
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