An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
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Offroading Adventure Pt 2

Last we left you, we had entered into Deep Creek. Well...keesh decided this was a perfect place to strip down and take a dip. Caution, cut photos contain men in their underwear. Adventures ensue.

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Steve is the Green Man
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keesh has declared this "naked time"
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Cheese it! It's the Ranger!
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Seriously though, the Ranger talked to us not so much about Chris' public nudity (although that's why he stopped us), but because apparently we had parked on an ancient Indian burial ground/archaeological dig site. Um..Wow. There was NO signage or indication that we were parking on arrowheads and the like, especially because with the amount of discarded cigarette butts, underwear, toilet paper, and Doritos bags, TO ME, does not seem like "sacred ground". However, we were let off with a warning and the Ranger was kind enough to give us some passes to the park/forest (which we didn't have) and forgave us since there was no indication of such and the archaeologists didn't mark their dig site. Hurr...large offroading vehicles are crushin ur culture!

It doesn't show so much but beyond that patch of thistle, its a straight drop down. The rest of it is the other side of the canyon.
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Then we decided to go to a place called "Bacon Flats" and then venture forth towards "The Devil's Hole". Which.. of course is fairly suggestive on its own.
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A pretty voyeuristic shot of mine
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Although I think this is moreseo
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We all got almost naked and took a swim in the vacant creek. We found a discarded frisbee and played until a family with some very small children came by for some fishing and spotted us. I covered my shame as best I could with the frisbee...totally ineffective. I also had to pee on a beaver dam. Talk about roughing it D:

I have to say it was the most relaxing swim I've had in a really long time. I'm really connected with water, and I'm glad I had this experience especailly since the last time I was in "natural" water was at Venice Beach last summer, even if my bra was full of silt, fool's gold and tiny pinecones by the end of it all.

We dined on Elk jerky and Honeysuckle on the way, saving snakes as we saw them, contemplating stealing Yucca blossoms to roast, all around enjoying the world around us. The great thing about California is that there's nothing for miles around. You can feel like you're the only people in the world. I don't know if I could ever trade this for anything.

At the end of it all we passed Lake Arrowhead on the way to get some eats. All in all, a great day.
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I love where I live. I can't express how much. Viva California!
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