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    Joshua Tree and Old Dale Mining District report and pics!!

    Went out to Joshua Tree with a couple of buddies from work. We entered from the south end of the park off of Dale Road to Berdugo Canyon Road after some quick breakfast at a truck stop.
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    We made it to our campsite in Joshua Tree and set up for a day of climbing and an evening of shenanigans.
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    After an awesome evening of star gazing, stories, and good ol' John Jameson whiskey, we were up bright and early to start the second leg of our trip over to the Old Dale Mining District.
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    We had a blast!! However, next time I think we'll just camp out in the BLM land instead of dealing with obnoxious campers and struggling for camp sites. We'll most definitely be back out here for some more exploring.

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    Re: Joshua Tree and Old Dale Mining District report and pics!!

    Looks like a good time. Nice images.

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    Re: Joshua Tree and Old Dale Mining District report and pics!!

    Cool Pics. Thanks for sharing

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    Did you guys go into any of the mines? There are some good ones to crawl around in over there

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    Re: Joshua Tree and Old Dale Mining District report and pics!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sanderhawk View Post
    Did you guys go into any of the mines? There are some good ones to crawl around in over there
    Hah, I'll bet! No, we didn't get to any of the mines we could climb deep into, but we'll definitely find them next time There was one mine that that dropped probably 40 feet straight down with a steel cable that lead down to presumably the bottom. I wasn't about to test the integrity of that cable though

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    id like to check out the mines one day. figure i could set up an anchor to the truck and rappel down.
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    Cudahys Old Dutch Cleanser Mine is a mine you guys should check out if your interested in mines. Matter of fact the whole El Paso Mountain Range has mines from the 1880 to the 1940's to explore. Cudahys Mine is very large and almost family friendly. It is dark and easy to get lost in but because of the soil it is very solid. I understand everyone's interest in Calico and Dale areas but they pale in comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisonfire View Post
    id like to check out the mines one day. figure i could set up an anchor to the truck and rappel down.
    Me and my kids were thinking of learning how to rappel. You get to see the good stuff when not everyone can get there

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