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🌵Desert Explorer⚱️ Archaeology Student📚 Maker of Weird Art🎨 Wyatt’s Crazy Aunt🐜

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👎🎈🌵 only a few of today’s haul #balloonsblow
Today’s hike into the Tierra Blanca Mountains included a hard fall down a chute, contemplating rescue on a ledge, a shimmy across a crumbly 6in wide catwalk above a 25 foot drop - in the rain, using cholla as footholds to get down the mountain, and hitching a ride back to my truck with a nice Mexican man who spoke little English.🙏I broke my trekking pole, found a bunch of Native American stuff, got buzzed by border patrol via helicopter-twice, packed out 3 Mylar and 3 rubber balloons, saw a coyote, 3 jack rabbits a hawk, a turkey vulture and a chatty hummingbird. It was a good day in the desert 🌵💗
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#solohiking #deserthiking #chollahurts
I suppose if the weather is going to be as hot and dry as the desert, we deserve to be rewarded with desert style sunsets. 😍
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#nofilter
Josh didn’t bat an eye at me using D-Stretch to analyze crayon marks on the walls at Olive Garden. The other restaurant patrons however, were a bit puzzled. 😂 .
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#archaeologyislife #archaeologynerd #archaeology #archaeologystudent #dstretch #olivegarden #rockart #modernpictographs #anthropology #totalnerd
Happy New Year everyone! 2017 had its ups and downs but overall it was good for me. I’m looking forward to getting really healthy and strong in 2018. 💪#bestnine2017
Cowboy sink in a wash around In-ko-pah county park.
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#46of52 #52hikechallenge
A weathered ram skull in the Jacumba Mountains. .
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#45of52 #52hikechallenge2017 #ithinkmycountisoff #ohwell
We set our camera half way between the mountains and desert, last night. We caught a skittish bunny and a fox who wanted to adjust the camera to perfectly frame his action shot. 🌵🦊 🐰 🌲@stickeen1880
Quartz makes me happy. Sprinkled throughout this wild desert, it makes everything feel clean. #hike44of52
Probably my most favorite skeletal find on trail, so far: An articulated coyote paw. 🐾 #hike43of52
These morteros are almost full, soon they’ll be covered over by the arroyo from whence they came. Sometimes I wonder if there is a greater esoteric order to stratigraphy. It is thought that each person had their own mortero and it would be retired after they passed on. Perhaps the makers of these morteros are pulling them underground so they can continue using them in the afterlife. Or maybe I just did too many drugs as a kid leading me to over-think things. 🤷‍♀️🌵
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#kumeyaay #kumeyaayland #archaeology #morteros #anthropology #42of52 #52hikechallenge
He was singing the spaghetti version of “On top of Old Smokey” for most of the hike. 🍝🌵
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#42of52 #52hikechallenge2017 #anzaborregodesertstatepark