Mojave National Preserve

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westy

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I love autumn in the Mojave, warm days & chilly nights. And no more Mojave Greens to look out for ! So I headed into the MNP to camp and hike near the cinder cones, Club peak (NUB bm) area. Made it to a camp late afternoon and took off up Button Mountain, one of said cinder cone remnants, and took in the views for a bit before going down to dine and tuck in for the increasingly longer nights.

Next morning it was early up to ooh and ahh over the sunrise and a nice cloud formation over Club.

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After some food, and packing food and water for the day, I headed off along an old road thru the Joshua tree forest, getting nice changing views of Club and cinder cones along the way.

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The old road made a great route, curving thru the J-tree forest as it headed towards the steep west faces by way of the gentle east slopes. First stop was up 1378-T

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Then 1467 T.

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And then 1441 T

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And then up Club peak (NUB bm).

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It must have been much windier to the SW, there was a huge sandstorm filling a valley yonder way.

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Then back down to the truck along a wash where there was a small panel of squiggly petroglyphs, only a 15 minute walk or so from the main road.

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Another great day playing outside!
 

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Jackson

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Those sunrise shots with the Joshua trees are great. What an amazing looking area. I love seeing your trip reports from there.
 

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It's a magic place. I spent a week there last October. Planned to do it again this year but it didn't happen.
Not sure I understand your number system... xxx T. Is that common knowledge?
Great pics. Especially that black cinder pile.
 

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I've been thinking about visiting there. Thanks for the TR and the inspiration!
 

westy

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It's a magic place. I spent a week there last October. Planned to do it again this year but it didn't happen.
Not sure I understand your number system... xxx T. Is that common knowledge?
Great pics. Especially that black cinder pile.
I just used the designation for the unnamed ("UN") high point that are on the topos. I forget what the "T" is for in usgs maps. Feel like I knew at one time, but can;t remember now. And unable to find any remotely useful info online regarding that designation. Ima keep searching though, I'm curious again.
 

Udink

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I think the "T" elevations usually show up only on provisional maps.

"T-ELEVATION – A photogrammetrically determined elevation, shown on map manuscripts. The elevation figure is followed by the letter 'T,' as 1057T, to indicate that the elevation is unchecked."
 

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That cloud formation is so spectacular! I probably would have taken a couple 100 photos of just that LOL

Thanks for the share! I was planning another desert attempt this winter and am torn between Mojave or Death Valley.
 

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I was planning another desert attempt this winter and am torn between Mojave or Death Valley.
Can't go wrong either way. Have fun !
 

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