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Unread 02-14-2013, 11:55 PM   #3211
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All the guys weren't doing anything, just standing around watching me.
That is not unusual for government workers.

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Unread 02-15-2013, 04:20 AM   #3212
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I don't think that's all that weird. They were likely Dept of Interior peeps...are there any National Forests or such up that way? As to 'unmarked' govt vehicles with nothing but the plates to denote their owner...I'm in the Air Force and the vast majority of federal govt vehicles aren't marked in any way save for the license plates. Weird would be seeing one that had govt markings all over it.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 05:16 AM   #3213
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I don't think that's all that weird. They were likely Dept of Interior peeps...are there any National Forests or such up that way? As to 'unmarked' govt vehicles with nothing but the plates to denote their owner...I'm in the Air Force and the vast majority of federal govt vehicles aren't marked in any way save for the license plates. Weird would be seeing one that had govt markings all over it.
Quoted for truth. I'm a contractor for the army, haven't driven a marked vehicle yet. They were probably forest service or fish and wildlife. I've spent plenty of time with gov't workers "team building"
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Unread 02-15-2013, 10:11 AM   #3214
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I don't think that's all that weird. They were likely Dept of Interior peeps...are there any National Forests or such up that way? As to 'unmarked' govt vehicles with nothing but the plates to denote their owner...I'm in the Air Force and the vast majority of federal govt vehicles aren't marked in any way save for the license plates. Weird would be seeing one that had govt markings all over it.
Think so government like keeping stuff on the downlow
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Unread 02-15-2013, 04:15 PM   #3215
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I don't think that's all that weird. They were likely Dept of Interior peeps...are there any National Forests or such up that way? As to 'unmarked' govt vehicles with nothing but the plates to denote their owner...I'm in the Air Force and the vast majority of federal govt vehicles aren't marked in any way save for the license plates. Weird would be seeing one that had govt markings all over it.
I was on National Forest land, so it makes sense that the gov'ment would be up there. I dunno. I looked for markings on their clothing, even, and couldn't see anything. Got close enough to one guy to read his hat. Had RMEF on it. So who knows? Just kinda odd for me.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #3216
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I was on National Forest land, so it makes sense that the gov'ment would be up there. I dunno. I looked for markings on their clothing, even, and couldn't see anything. Got close enough to one guy to read his hat. Had RMEF on it. So who knows? Just kinda odd for me.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #3217
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Yeah I knew that. I live in Montana, so this is very typical up here. I think their headquarters is about 2 hours north of us in Missoula. And if it isn't their HQ it's a VERY large visitor center haha
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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:49 AM   #3218
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Eagle Mountain, CA

In March of last year (2012), while my buddies and I were stationed in 29 Palms, CA for school, we got bored one Friday evening, so we planned out a day trip to head to Eagle Mountain Mine, sticking only to the trails. Eagle Mountain was an old mining town that was closed down, and just left there, so naturally, we had to investigate.

We all met up at the last gas station headed out that way, topped off the tanks, grab some trail munchies, and headed out. Drove through part of Joshua Tree National Park, which has some amazing views BTW.



Shortly before we made it to Eagle Mountain - at least what we could tell from Google Maps SatView and our GPS's, we needed a lunch break. (I'm leaning on the door)



After some chow, and another 30 minutes on the trail, we came to the gnarliest gate any of us have encountered - had pie slice shaped chunks of 1/4" steel welded to the face of it, pointed towards the trail, and would have likely skewered anyone trying to ram the gate, as well as a crazy "X" shaped spike strip embedded in the ground about 20' in front of the gate. So naturally, we took a minute to size up the situation and figure out how to get around it....



Found it!



Ended up finding a road, so we started meandering down it, and by meandering I mean at ~45 mph, because we all had this weird feeling we were being watched. Little ways down, we came across this big 'ole bastard -



I could stand on the hood of the blue TJ and be eye level with the top strand of barbed wire.

Further on down we came across the actual mining town and support facilities. There were all kinds of warehouses with machinery out the ying yang, all neatly parked like someday, the workers would all return and just pick right up where they left off.

The actual town was the creepy part -





Had a blast that day, but after we crossed that rock berm, we all had the heeby jeebies the entire time we were there.

If I'm ever back there in 29 Palms, I'd head back in a heartbeat though, because there were all kinds of off shoot roads in that area, we only took the main one.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #3219
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Didn't they film an episode of Top Gear USA there?
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Unread 02-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #3220
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^ yea it was the Subaru vs the dirtbike
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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #3221
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^ yea it was the Subaru vs the dirtbike
Yeah! thats it! Too bad they never, ever, ever do anything with jeeps.... I'd love to see those guys in a couple TJ's .
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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:44 PM   #3222
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Yeah! thats it! Too bad they never, ever, ever do anything with jeeps.... I'd love to see those guys in a couple TJ's .
The had a cj vs bronco vs suburban on a little over a year ago

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Unread 02-20-2013, 06:49 PM   #3223
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There was a show on discovery where they drive a slightly modded 04 TJ in the worst places on earth but there was so little work done to it
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Unread 02-20-2013, 07:57 PM   #3224
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Saw some deer playing tag on a back road in southern VA. Lol.
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Unread 02-20-2013, 08:03 PM   #3225
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Saw some deer playing tag on a back road in southern VA. Lol.
Where are you in southern VA? The deer can get funny around this time of year back in the sticks around here

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