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Mt Palomar/Anza Borrego Apr 7 2012 meet

It was great to meet everyone today, namely:

1. Durk (Durkatlon), thanks for being the Pathfinder
2. Peter (PWSLK), please tell Jan thanks for the delicious home-made fried Wontons
3. Pablo (Bleen), thanks for waking up early , and great to meet Christie too
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Sorry I could not stay and enjoy a pint at the Stone Brewery. Please post up your photos.

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At the meet up spot in Escondido, CA:


Red box in hand contains the yummy fried wontons






Glamour shot of Peter's 172:


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Mount Palomar photos:


At the parking lot:









The Observatory:




The telescope as seen behind glass panels:

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Sharing the parking space with motorcyclists at the desert look-out:





View from the desert peak:



Desert blooms:







At the parking lot in Borrego Springs for lunch, it was in the low 80's:

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Thanks for the pictures Eddy! I just went through mine and the ones from the lunch were all blurry. I really need a better camera. I'll just add these two. First one at the desert overlook and the last at Stone Brewery with Paul and Guy. The brewery was insanely packed. The huge parking lot was filled to capacity and people were parking whereever they could leave their car: dirt lots, parallel to curbs, practically stacked two to a space. Crazy place...

I had a great time today. It was just great weather and fun people. It was my privilege to be the pathfinder and I didn't lose anyone today!

Great meeting everyone and looking forward to the next one, and the June Yosemite trip!!!! Get it done, Pablo!!


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It was good meeting up with new and old members - another great outing with fantastic weather!

Here is an overview of our route, the end 1/3 (?!) data loss was all following highway 78.
PalomarMtn.jpg

Here is the interactive terrain map, change to Satellite or Map for even greater zoom levels.

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Great run everyone! :-) Glad we could make it.
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thanks everyone! i had a great time. when i got home i could see we put the last of my tires to good use!
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Man, I'm jealous - was pissing it down rain and cloudy for the bank holiday weekend here, so no SLK goodness - looks like y'all had perfect weather!



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Rick Clemson shot our group going up Palomar. The page with the pix can be found here. I'm missing Sentine1 but I think everyone else is there, several people multiple shots.

Here's the thumbnails:









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1904 photography also shot our group. Only a few cars are on his website, but Sentine1 is there this time. Yay!!

I'm almost certain there was a 3rd guy shooting yesterday but I haven't been able to find any other galleries yet. If anyone caught a banner or something with a name on it perhaps?

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Real sorry I missed this Looked like a lotta fun... Beautiful scenery, indeed. Good job Durk for organizing and hangin in there to see it to completion.
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Glad everyone had a good time, looks like it was a lot of fun.

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Thank you Durk for your time and efforts on making this a fun and safe outing.
It's always nice to see familiar faces and meet some new members also.
I'm glad I had a chance to make part of the run with you guys, but as you can see from the last pictures, the reasons I had to get back
I think one of the kids collected over $32 in those eggs!
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Glad everyone had a good time, looks like it was a lot of fun.
We missed you guys. Hope you can make it for the Yosemite weekend planned for prolly July.

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Man, I'm glad we didn't postpone this by a week to this weekend...
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That was a good call you made Durk..now you need to fine tune your predictive powers for something more productive..like lotto


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That was a good call you made Durk..now you need to fine tune your predictive powers for something more productive..like lotto
Group buy on Lotto, be it Mega or Super, should we start a list? Durk gets to pick/predict the winning numbers.



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