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    Quote Originally Posted by High Desert Drifter View Post
    Got back from Nevada Desert Recently on a 120 mile quad trip. We explored the Excelsior Mountains and the Pilot Mountain Ranges. Teamed up with 8 other riders from intrepidexplorers.org.

    Check out the photos here. http://highdesertdrifter.shutterfly.com

    Just browsing throught the backlogs, Drifter and all I can say is,
    Wow - what a great trip! Jealousy is a curse, but .... it's all I got!
    Sodaville and Benton really look dramatic and so does the Gunmetal mine. Heck, it all looks great. I really like your skill behind a camera.
    "Those were great old days. Everthing is very quiet now, isn't it?" Elfego Baca

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gravelrash View Post
    Just browsing throught the backlogs, Drifter and all I can say is,
    Wow - what a great trip! Jealousy is a curse, but .... it's all I got!
    Sodaville and Benton really look dramatic and so does the Gunmetal mine. Heck, it all looks great. I really like your skill behind a camera.
    Well thank you, I'm trying to settle down a bit and take my time when I choose my shots. used to be in a rush to explore and sometimes I would forget to take the picture all together!
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy View Post
    I envy you folks that live out west. I would love to live out there. I have to drive over 300 miles to get to a decent ghost town. but I really enjoy it when I get there......Speedy
    Speedy, where do you live that it takes so long to find ghost towns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Desert Drifter View Post
    used to be in a rush to explore and sometimes I would forget to take the picture all together!

    I'm guilty of that too. Then once I got a digital camera, it was cheap and the pics sucked. Now I have a good camera, with a big card so I can take 1000+ pics

    That's one thing about pre-running a trail for my club, I can take my time and explore and take all the pics I want. It's not as easy once you have 20+ vehicles trying to get them through in a decent time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryB View Post
    I'm guilty of that too. Then once I got a digital camera, it was cheap and the pics sucked. Now I have a good camera, with a big card so I can take 1000+ pics

    That's one thing about pre-running a trail for my club, I can take my time and explore and take all the pics I want. It's not as easy once you have 20+ vehicles trying to get them through in a decent time.
    Yes, I forgot to mention the convenience of a large card! Now I can take 20 pic's of the same object and delete all those that look like crap
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    MMW I live in the East Texas piney woods.....Speedy

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedy View Post
    MMW I live in the East Texas piney woods.....Speedy
    Speedy - dumb question time. I've heard of "the Piney Woods" but could you give me a rough idea of how far the area extends, what counties, towns, etc are in "the Piney Woods"? Cheers.
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    Rash, the piney woods extend from about Texarkana to Beaumont North and South, and from the Sabine River on the East to Huntsville on the West. Probably 40 or 50 counties. Of course there is a lot of piney woods in Louisana also......Speedy

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    Thanks for that Speedy.
    A dumb question, if you don't mind?

    Pines are not native to Australia. These days we have huge pine plantations everywhere, but they are all "foreign" - usually Radiata pine or some other fast growing European variety, to feed the pulp mills and house framing industries.
    Personally, I think they are the ugliest trees I've ever seen but that's probably because, to me, they are so incongruous in our bushland. They also destroy the habitat for local species, which are far slower growing than the imports and the pine "leaves" smother the forest floor so nothing else gets a chance.

    I'm assuming what I have in mind as "Texas pines" is not that sort?
    Are "your" pines Pinons and similar?
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    Our pines are huge and drop tons of pine needles that cover everything. I had a pine in my back yard that fell and was 46" in diameter. Right now I am hauling off truck loads of pine needles from my yard. I'm thinking of moving to West Texas....Speedy

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