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Since leaving a withering aerospace engineering career in 1994, Douglas Page (aka Harry Black-Tongue, aka the Silver Fox) has been writing about science, medicine, and marriage peril from the Panic Room. It's a full time job.

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Amazing! Victim of lightning? L+F. Best regards from Peru

Hermosa foto de otoño. Felicitaciones.

★★How are you? Very impressive & nice shot! golden formation.Wonderful picture. I know Battle of Blair.♥ Like! Best wishes from YANGHUN KOREA. ♥★☆

The San Andreas fault, one of the world's largest vertical faults, runs straight east-west through the transverse San Emigdio Mtns, then bends sharply northwest up Santiago Canyon to the Carrizo Plain and beyond.

Qatal Canyon Rd has severe rutting from runoff at top of east end, near Hudson Ranch Rd, below Toad Springs CG (as of 2012-2013). The dry river bed running west down Qatal Canyon has been designated an OHV trail by USFS.

The Carrizo Plain is the largest remaining remnant of the original San Joaquin Valley habitat. Soda Lake, a dry bed of white salt, is its centerpiece.

Looking northeastish, toward the Tehachapis. A forest service ranger who worked Frazier Mtn district for many years told me on perfectly clear mornings not only can you see ships in LA harbor from here, he said he has seen the white cone of Mt. Shasta - 500 miles north straight up the San Joaquin Valley. I believe him.

Fire lookout site established on summit of Frazier Mountain around 1910. Original structure burned down in the 1952. The replacement came from Santa Barbara the same year. Tower was abandoned in the 1990s. There's still a mattress inside, in the attic.

San Andreas Fault runs approx. from upper l. to lower r.

Chuchupate CG: Located at western base Frazier Mtn. Elev. 6300 ft. Pinon shaded camp, RVs up to 24 feet. 30 sites.

CG was closed to the public for 18 years (1982 to 2000) because of uncontrolled vector fleas and persistent plague antibody titers in rodents. (

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