In the desert east of San Diego

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    So some of you might know that I'm out here in San Diego for an extended weekend and RowerCPU lives out here. Having mentioned it to him last week, we decided to meet up and do something together while my wife was off at a baby shower.

    The plans we came up with ended up taking us out to the desert, in a very cool and unique place, Anza Burrego State Park. We ended up spending most of the day together, hiking through the rocks and dust, down slot canyons, avoiding cactii and searching for an oasis in the hills. It was pretty damn cool and I look forward to doing it again.

    Here are some pics.

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  2. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    The canyon walls at the end were about 100 feet high and at some places it was only wide enough to let us walk through sideways - really quite cool. We ended up going about a 1/2 mile down the canyon before it openned up.
     

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    After a 2 mile hike, going up about 500-600 feet we found water running through the ravine and many palm trees. Last July a fire had come through and burnt up much of the ground cover and the black trunks of the palms still bear the scars.
     

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  4. Juventuz macrumors 6502a

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    VERY nice, seems like a beautiful place.

    I'd like to get out there one day.
     
  5. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    You get any pics of both of you?

    BTW, those pics are nice what camara you got?
     
  6. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Not the two of us together, but there are pics of us.

    Hey Rower, where are some of your pics?

    This one is of Rower up by the Oasis.

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    Hey! Welcome to my part of the world!:) Hope ya had a great time!
     
  8. MacAztec macrumors 68040

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    Sweet

    That kinda looks like the valley down here. You know, if you guys ever come out this way, tell me. Box Canyon (the painted mountains) is an awesome place, and not many people go there. My dad told me that when he was a kid, and in boyscouts, they would hike there. They would go there, and there was a spot in which you went through a long cave, and it opened up into a huge grotto. Sounds neat and I want to see it!
     
  9. topicolo macrumors 68000

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    OOooh. Those rock walls look very climbable. I would've loved to have done some rock climbing down there.
     
  10. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry for taking so long...

    Here are some my favorites from today.

    More slot canyon stuff...
     

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  11. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Slots again...
     

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    and again...
     

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  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Macro shot of the canyon wall...
     

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    A precarious rock formation...
     

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  15. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    ...and dukestreet, for scale...
     

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    and finally, some afternoon shadows on the hills...
     

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  17. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Some things of note here. First, I always pictured Rower and DukeStreet as being older than me.. Rower in his 30's and Duke in his early 40's. Dunno why, just did. Its funny how you associate a persons Avatar, with what the should look like. Also, there are many MacRumors Regulars who live in the Columbus area, who I have never met.. prolly never will, what made you two decide to meet? Did you have dinner drink a beer? Did you talk about Macintosh in person? *cold chill*
    Also striking, was the fact that (although today wasnt too cold) it has been nearly Arctic on the East Coast. You're wearing shorts in those photos... must be nice.

    In the photo of Rower, he's holding something.. what is it?

    We should really have a 'favorite picture of yourself' thread.
     
  18. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Also, Duke, how do you manage 18 posts a day? That is amazing. Do you just sit down and hit a ton of threads, or do you just kinda brose the site thru the day?
     
  19. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I was only out here for 4 days, so we just decided to meet and do something interesting. Ended up going to the desert and had a blast. What made us decide to meet? Well, he knew I was going to be here and we've been involved in a few things together online so he just offered to show me around and I said sure.

    I don't know how old exactly rower is, but I'm not forty yet, 38 actually.

    And I'll most likely be back in Columbus this summer for a couple of weeks for work, out at the Airport. I went to OSU so I'm familliar with the area and if anyone wanted to get together for a beer that would be great. Nothing wrong with meeting the people you talk with here, I've done it a couple times now, Geekfest and a couple other times.

    And the thing with favorite pics of yourself, well, its been done before.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=7433

    Go to the second page to see some of my entries and you'll know why a few people are scared to submit any likeness....

    But it would good to do it again, see some of the new members.

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  20. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    great shots both of u!! :D

    those canyons are amazing...I gotta get out to see some places like that this summer...wow... :D

    I'm with u though...I've met several guys from here...looking forward to meeting more ;)
     
  21. mc68k macrumors 68000

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    pretty drastic in san diego how you can have coastal, inland, mountain, and desert weather within a span of about 60 miles.

    i think of all of these i like the desert the best. a lot of good hiking out there.
     
  22. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, it was 80+ degrees out there, and very dry. At the end of the day that Gatorade tasted mighty fine...

    I'm holding my camera in that one picture. It's a Sony F707.

    Oh, and I'm 24 years old.
     
  23. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    he's hiding his iWalk. he doesn't want anyone here to know that he got an early test version....
     
  24. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Dammit!!! Why'd you have to go and ruin the surprise??!?!?

    That's the last time I give you any insider knowledge. :mad:
     
  25. Chad4Mac macrumors 6502

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    Dukestreet

    While I was studying at the University of San Diego, my environmental science classes visited that site often.

    About the Plam Trees: those trees are set on fire by the wackos that hang out there during the night -- especially when the husk on the outside of the tree builds up. They dowse the trees with gasoline and light 'em up. Must be a spectacular sight.

    To bad they don't realize the place is a extremely unique and microecosystem in a seemingly lifeless desert.

    What a beautiful place, right!


    Chad4Mac
     

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