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About AlphaRoaming

Random outdoor roaming: hiking, cycling, camping, backpacking & plotting more of the above Grew up on the edges of the Adirondack mountains of New York, just a bit west of Vermont. Now living in Silicon Valley and venturing out when and where I can!

Mt Sizer (Henry Coe) overnight! #SixPackOfPeaks

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Death Valley in the snow!

So back about a month ago, I did a tour, with two friends, of the Death Valley area. Petroglyphs and old cabins were the highlight!

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Dick Wright grave -Clear Creek

During my recent visit to Clear Creek, I made a quick side trip, just before sunset, to visit Dick Wright. He was a local hermit, who lived in a crude cabin here. When he didn’t show-up in town for awhile, … Continue reading

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Joaquin Rocks – Clear Creek

Yeah, it’s been awhile! Sitting down at a desk and blogging is much more of a chore than Facebooking! I have the WordPress app on my phone, so this will be quick and easy! Got my two permits on-line, and … Continue reading

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Henry Coe overnight: an unburned cabin & Kickham Ranch

As of last year, I had visited three cabins in Henry Coe State Park that were not on the map. Seeing that two of them burned last year, I thought I might visit the last one, once again, before it’s … Continue reading

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30 Hours in Henry Coe bikepacking

I spent 30 hours in Henry W. Coe State Park, including an overnight at Pacheco Camp, and visiting an unmarked historic cabin that burned. I saw one backpacker, and a handful of cyclists. I also passed across the dam at … Continue reading

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Backpacking unburned area in Henry Coe State Park

Last wednesday I did an overnight at Henry Coe State Park. I wanted to replace a few Geocaches and give my new 0F degree sleeping bag another test. I also thought the park would not be fully open for months. … Continue reading

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Salton Sea and Bombay Beach

Lightning and rain over the Salton Sea, and a few interesting homes in Bombay Beach. I particularlt like the vertical bent airplane fuselage. Note the stairway to go inside! The end! Much more to see in Slab City, so don’t … Continue reading

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Slab City and East Jesus

Where do I start? Rain and lightning over the Salton Sea, and a few hours wandering around. I would characterize it as a cross between Mad Max, a homeless camp, and a decent trailer park. Some bits of each… Due … Continue reading

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Salvation Mountain

Way down, near Slab City… That’s the highlights! Next post is Slab City and East Jesus.

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