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Hike to Harper Cabin in the Anza Borrego Desert

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Bob at the start of the hike up Pinyon Wash




Mary climbing up the rocky wash







Mark Jorgensen shares his knowledge at an Indian camp in Harper flat, Anza Borrego




Hedgehog Cactus along the trail




Mark Jorgensen explains that they have seen Agave stalks grow 14" in one day.




The Agave bloom marks the end of its' life cycle.




Apparentley you could stick this post into an area with undeground water and it would direct water up the pipe where it could then be utilized.




Water trough near Harper Dam




Faucet setup that was used to fill the trough.




Desert Apricot along the trail







Harper Dam deep in the Anza Borrego Desert




We weren't sure what these guide wires were setup for.




Close-up of the sand filled dam at Harper Canyon




Hiking up the ever narrowing side canyon




Don preps himself for a hike up to the balancing rock




Harper Dam Inscription shows a build date of 1922




Second dam in Harper Canyon.




Desert outpost built by the Harper brothers around 1921




The kitchen inside Harper Cabin. Cans still intact.




The old rusty springed bed.




The corrugated metal was the front of Harper Cabin supported by Agave stalks which are since long gone.




Signature on the front wall of the cabin, signed by the builder Amby Harper in 1931




Beautiful blooms of a Mojave Yucca




Agave twins in Pinyon Wash. Never have seen two bloom side to side like that.




Barrel Cactus Bloom close-up




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