Trip report By Jess Deegan:
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The day started as planned, with
the exception of me having a Jeep.
Yup, between working out-of-town, the late dinner because I
and the wine I did not get the Jeep fixed. So, Randy let me
him. We were joined in Bakersfield by White Cherokee (sorry
lost the names, except for Eddy [one of the tots], Gene,
and his friend, Jack and Joe, and Sherri (driver) and Erik.
we met up with Mike and his friend, both from
captured a couple camping at Jawbone and were out playing.
We left Jawbone about 9:05, with clear skies and a slight
should know that both canyons have changed dramatically with
below the mine now a foot or two less deep now. Most of the
disappeared, with a few exceptions.
Nightmare has changed most, with new undercuts quite evident
couple of new collapses blocking the easier routes. If you
pool of water which was always to be crossed, it is gone.
storm will do more damage, due to the huge parts of the
At any rate, rather than driving to the end of the Canyon,
we exited up
the rock pile and crossed to the Talc Mine for lunch. We
into Last Chance and started towards Burro-Schmidt, using
trail above the tunnel rather than the road. Back to
Jawbone by about 5
PM, having had various people peel off along the way and
heading to 14
sooner. The final group was the original six who began in
with us Airing up together and hitting the road at various
Good Job to Sherrie and Eric, who completed their first run