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It has been pure joy to watch humans migrate in droves to the path of totality and come out into the streets to share in this celestial event. I love that no matter how "advanced" we become as a civilization, we're still connected to our ancestors and the planet through experiences like these. Watching NASA's coverage of the full eclipse reminded me of these pictographs in Anza Borrego and I wonder if they were inspired by a total eclipse in the past. 🌙 .
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#anthropology #archaeology #eclipse2017  #kumeyaayland #kumeyaay #nasa
I'm told the little squeaky mouse in my suspension is an axle seal. No mechanic I've gone to thinks it's a big deal nor do they want to replace it. So, I've decided to name my truck Mouse and embrace the squeak. If you can't beat em, join em. 🐭 🧀🚙💨
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#4runner #t4r #4thgen4runner #offroadproblems #suspension #axelseal #realtruckssqueak #100kmiles #theyhearmesqueaking #theyhateit #ridingdirty
My favorite view. 💗
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#boyfriendswhohike #pineridgetrail #trailpartner #bestie #cuyamacaranchostatepark #ahhakweahmac #latergram #mandiehikes  #52hikechallenge2017
The gang problem in Cuyamaca is just fowl. 🦃
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.photo credit @stickeen1880 
#amirite #gangofturkeys #illshowmyselfout #cuyamacaranchostatepark
Josh had an interesting find on the Grinding Rocks trail. Do we think stone tool or just a natural anomaly? Pretty fun hike around an oak grotto full of oval morteros, and bullfrogs and singing night birds at dusk.
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#archaeology #kumeyaayland #kumeyaay #grindingrocks #cuyamacaoval #stonetools
I'm choosing to believe that rainbow ends at an intact olla in a rugged and remote canyon. You never know....🤷‍♀️🌈🏺
Seeing Bow Willow and Carrizo Creeks flowing last night really put the early Kumeyaay desert into perspective. What a paradise this place would have been. Im so freakin stoked for the season. 🌵🤠
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#anzaborrego #kumeyaay #kumeyaayland #carrizocreek #carrizogorge #bowwillow #stormchasing #monsoonseason #tacomaoffroad #flashflood #carrizobadlands @stickeen1880
The S-2, currently. 🤠
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#flashflood #monsoonseason #anzaborrego #stormchasing #toyotalife #tacomaoffroad
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I don't think it could have been any prettier in Cuyamaca. Such a gorgeous day.
Why do coyotes and bobcats like to poop in morteros?! I don't get it. Seems rude and overly showy. 💩 🐾
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#archaeology #archaeologynerd #kumeyaayland #kumeyaay #morteropoop #coyote #bobcat #scat #rude
There were some flash floods in our desert last week and floods act like a waterpik, washing things out of the nooks and crannies. We found a lot of great pot sherds and stone tools in an area that had already been excavated by state archaeologists, so that's kind of cool! As always, if you find things in the backcountry be sure to leave them exactly where you find them.🏺🌵
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#kumeyaay #kumeyaayland #archaeology #archaeologynerd