Lori Carey Photography

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wild to mild

I was hoping to write this week about last weekend's fun with 40+ jeeps on the black diamond BullFrog Trail in Johnson Valley, California. The offroad community is currently engaged to save this beautiful OHV park of black diamond trails jeep trails and we were happy to finally have a chance to experience at least one of the trails before it may be lost forever. But...I've had an incredibly busy week and haven't finished processing the photos . Still playing catchup with a lot of things in my personal life.

And I'm on my way out the door again, this time just Bill and I for a more relaxing pace and some exploration in the northeast region of the Mojave National Preserve. I'm hoping to find some real dinosaur tracks! The Mojave Preserve is one of my favorite places to visit - spectacular rock formations, beautiful cinder cones, the singing sand dunes, the surreal landscape of the lava beds, magnificent mountains, the historic Mojave Road and its Army outposts, more abandoned mines than I think I'll ever be able to visit, and of course miles and miles of trails where you most likely will never see another person. Sometimes we people in California take a lot of this for granted - it's free, it's remote wilderness, we can camp wherever we want, and we can drive on any trail we can handle. Lots of people in other states would give anything to have what we have. So let's not take it for for granted - get out there and enjoy it, and take care of it.

Guess I'll have lots to write about next week!

The photo is the incredible sunset as seen from our camp last weekend.

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  1. So glad to know you're alive. Now I can go to sleep in peace.

    Was determined to find you tonight and had looked about 2 months ago but domain, email etc no good. Then found this blog. Searched for you on Twitter too. Even went to your follow list to find the first folks you followed to see if any of them knew if you were okay. Emailed the Digital Princess to ask.

    Always wanted to be a detective. Glad to see you're okay.

    Talk to you later,

    @brianhthomas from Twitter

  2. Hi Lori, Brian directed me to your blog. Read your recent entries. Yikes! Missed you on Twitter as I always enjoyed your photos, trips and stories...especially about rock art. @ColoradoPatent from Twitter. Your Twitter appears to still be intact. Bob Dorr