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Joshua Tree - Pt 4 - The art of Thornwolf
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Joshua Tree - Pt 4
Some photos from the last leg of my trip, including ceremonial hippy cremation, dangerous florae and a comment on men's desire to pee on everything they see.

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Seems pretty enough, but I can count at least four things in this picture that will STAB THE CRAP out of you.
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Amsel and I have dubbed this the "Danger Throne", so aptly named due to the various species of cacti that will stick you and the sharp "not so fun for the bum" rocks. A chair fit for Vulcan himself!
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From our campsite, a shot of the "Pee Tunnel". Not much to explain about this one other than "boys will be boys". *sigh*
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cannibalmouth, skorzy and I then went to Cap Rock
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This is the site where musician Gram Parsons' body, after having been stolen by his drugged up band mates and friends, was doused in gasoline and ignited, in an attempt to honor his wishes to be buried (well..cremated) in Joshua Tree. Interestingly enough, at the time, stealing a body wasn't illegal and they only suffered a fine for setting a fire in a park. A section of the rock where his body was cremated is often painted over with graffiti and trinkets such as votive candles, guitar picks and other little leavings can be seen, but apparently the rangers keep cleaning it up, only for new tags and leavings to show up.
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Enough of that, time for my own tribute.
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That's all, folks!
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doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: October 14th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow!!! Incredible! ... I wish I could take a trip like this!
Well, I'm a simple person: I'd be happy to sleep in a tent in a wood on the mountains around my town down here too, but it's impossible! =S too many forester. (there're few restricted zones for camping, but I think it's not the same thing being in a wood alone with your tent and being surrounded by a lot of tents in small area.) :P

BTW, I think I'd not feel fine near a place where there was a (burnt) corpse. :P Once I was visiting an abandoned medieval town and while walking my friend told me "Do you know that you're walking on a graveyard?" ... and then I jumped away XD (people stole all the iron crosses and tombstones during the latest 8 years; don't ask me why) :P
About why I "ran" away like a fool ... Well, I don't like to step on places where there were or there're corpses; I feel like if I'm slighting (I don't know if it's the right word - I mean "lacking in respect").

Anyway that's not important; it's just a personal feeling.
Thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos! ;D
keesh From: keesh Date: October 15th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Hiking is the one thing I need to do more when I'm out off-roading. We seem to zip past soo much stuff.

Astonishing photos of the entire trip Thorn!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: October 15th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Skorzy has been wanting to go several places that require offroading vehicles. We have a couple places in mind for camping. Would you like to join us and make a trip of it, maybe with Haski as well when his truck gets fixed?

Next on our list is Racetrack Valley. Probably a good time to go soon due to the weather. The camping grounds are accessible but the actual valley with the sailing stones I think you need an offroading vehicle to get to. We'd gladly help with cost!
keesh From: keesh Date: October 16th, 2008 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I am so down for something like that!!!! :D
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