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Chad N  Insulate yourself with friends and seek out wild places. [email protected]

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Desert X Desert

What a cool day in the Anza Borrego desert. Weaving our way through the hordes of elderly lining the roadsides, checking out every variety of flower, pollen clinging to their pleated khakis. Cafés lined with walkers and fields of pregnant women getting their pictures taken amongst the flora. When I was done people watching there sure was a lot of flowers blooming. Growing like mad amongst the usual residents of the Borrego desert. Cactus flowers shooting up in bright pink displays, like crowns on top of the spiked paddles. Desert lily wrapping around the Ocotillos. A dozen different varieties of yellow flowers, purple and white. Streams flowing over the typically dry washes, tourist barefoot, splashing along in the oasis. Everyone with camera in hand, hunched over, picturing the color all around their feet.

First time to Glamis. Not afraid to admit, of all the places I've gone off road this was the most intimidating. First of all I was solo. Unintentional. Going to throw my good buddies under the bus 🚌 right now..... You know who you are. 6:00 AM cancellations and whatnot. Never the less, I headed for the dunes. Glamis is a wild place. Sand as far as the eye can see. Dunes that appear to be small turn into several hundred feet tall, or worse yet, drop off like a cliff. Scared the 💩 out of myself a few times. And definitely had a few, "how am I going to get out of this" moments. My main fear was getting stuck. I think I watched a dozen videos from the middle east on self recovery. Some pretty ingenious folks off-roading in the Dubai desert. Fortunately for me the worst thing that happened was getting stung by a bee. If you ever are stuck with only one vehicle....dig a hole. Tie a toe strap to your drive tire, then the other end to your spare.....throw the spare in the hole you dug. Then bury the spare. Now carefully allow the your strap to wrap around the drive tire. Its like a poor man's winch. I've never done this. Watched a video. Worked for them. Theory is sound. I'll open this discussion up now for the peanut gallery.

Beach days and Jeep days don't usually coincide unfortunately. Surfs up.......or something like that. I can't surf. Tried once. Got yelled at by a 6 year old girl for stealing her wave. Went back to the beach with my pride much less intact.
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Feeling stumped... (See what I did there..? Its a pun. You know, a form of humor using a word with two possible meanings. Now you get it, right? See, like "I'm stumped" like I don't get it..... And "stump" like a tree. Now you get it, right? Because there's a tree stump in the photo and I'm standing on it.)

Rainy days at the beach.

Nothing to see here either. Just a whole lot of nothing. Moving on.

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