Meeting up at McDonalds, about the only place open at 7 am in Twentynine Palms.
At the turnoff to Gold Crown Road - all the vehicles line up and air down. I think there were 18.
I've already found the cache - here come the stragglers!
A bunch of cachers gathered together - it can only mean one thing.
After the first, gentle run through the mud puddle.
Never knew bushes could be so interesting.
Smooshed Buckhorn beer can
Somewhere in line
The 'slot' - a sandy dead end. We're contemplating how many 4x4s can turn around down there.
See, there was some exercise involved, they weren't all just drive up caches.
Playing in the sand - we'd come to miss this stuff once we hit the rocky shelf road.
Team Perks watches people coming down the sandy hill. Wheeee!
Here comes bthomas
Mr Napoleon Boneapart, one of my favorite caches of the day (yes, they are fake bones, duh)
It's a fracking traffic jam back here - someone needs to install a light! (another large 4x4 group passed us here, we didn't see them again, guess they weren't cachers).
Mine your business
Part of our group pulled up for a cache
Stopping for a gate cache on the way in to Supply Mine
At the Supply Mine site
Coordinating the turnaround at Supply Mine. And also finding a cache.
Airsax and Bthomas and an enormous cache
At the OK mine. This truck is not OK.
At the OK mine
Your Nosebody if nosebody loves you
Dash. Starting to wonder if these are the remains of the last SoCal 4x4 Geocachers run.
Mining equipment. Lots of it back here.
Some of it looks like it would start right up again with a bit of diesel.
It's a cache.
Looking back at the OK Mine (and our lunch spot) from a cache.
Fuzzy cache visitor. He wasn't very lively, tarantulas are kind of slow and sleepy when it's 50 degrees out.
Stranded mining truck (yellow) and our own stocker that made it in here (black). Hope we make it back out - the shelf road in here was...uh...fun.
Vroom Vroom. Who wants to winch it out?
Heading back out. Oops, guess we're leaving this guy behind.
In geocaching, sometimes X really does mark the spot.
A hole in the ground (lots of those in mining districts).
How many cachers does it take to replace one missing cache?
My poor hiker dude sticker no longer has feet. :(
Is that a surfboard? Better watch out for those desert sharks.