Greetings

Stop by and say Hello.
Post Reply
User avatar
Orofinogulch
Still Looking for Slim
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:49 pm
Rig: Which one?
Location: Montana

Greetings

Post by Orofinogulch » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:13 am

Howdy all,

I have never really been involved in a forum, but was very excited to find this one and promptly joined. Usually I'm scouring the internet for information and history from others on desert and mining related topics. Now I have decided to give something back, and will post pictures and info from my desert wanderings.

My former and first place of residence was in So Cal., which allowed me to make quick trips out to the desert to preserve my sanity. I moved to Montana back in 08, but have made it back to the desert, usually Panamint Valley, around Christmas time every year since. It pains me not to be closer to the desert, but reading trip reports and doing research on sites such as this one serve as my "crutch."

I make my living as a geologist, primarily working at mines or on exploration projects. I have worked on a variety of projects from large open pit mines, to a small placer mine, to staking claims. Should anyone have anyone have any mining or geology questions, I'd be happy to chime in, even if I have to do some research to come up with an answer.

Enough about me- I have a few ideas for some initial posts, and hope to get them up here shortly.

Cheers, :beerchug:

-Michael
Well, then it must be over the next hill...

User avatar
desert4wd
Panamint Valley Miner Emeritus
Posts: 3788
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:38 pm
Rig: 2005 Jeep
Location: The Northwet
Contact:

Re: Greetings

Post by desert4wd » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:13 am

Welcome to the group Michael. It's been quite a while since I lived near a desert also, so I understand what you're saying.
Great signature line. I think that often!
Doug
K7FWD
B-Spec wrote:I don't do trails to prove anything.. I do them because I enjoy it. I could care less about proving anything to anyone..
Fall Haul 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/desert4wd ... 078444026/
Past Fling and Haul Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/desert4wd/ ... 330500811/
Older Fling and Haul stuff: http://www.pv.desert4wd.com/

User avatar
Panamint Charlie
Head Janitor
Posts: 5205
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:37 pm
Location: is everything

Re: Greetings

Post by Panamint Charlie » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:17 pm

Welcome to the board!

User avatar
Norman Johnson
Panamint Valley Miner Emeritus
Posts: 3027
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:25 pm
Rig: "60 Willys wagon
Location: Costa Mesa

Re: Greetings

Post by Norman Johnson » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:49 pm

Wow, cool. Why are you driving my jeep?

NJ
"You can't tell by watching a bunch of mules rolling in the dust which one can fart the loudest." Sherman Wilhelm

"In case you should ever get the idea you'd like to be a prospector or miner, remember, you don't have to be crazy, but it would help a lot." Jack Mitchell, DOD 10-28-1954

D.A. Wright
Panamint Valley Miner Emeritus
Posts: 4686
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:00 pm
Rig: 2018 Toyota 4Runner SR5
Location: North Central Nevada

Re: Greetings

Post by D.A. Wright » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:56 pm

Maybe it was cloned? :mrgreen:

Welcome, Michael! :wave:
D.A. Wright
~When You Live in Nevada, "just down the road" is anywhere in the line of sight within the curvature of the earth.

SparkyofSocal
Panamint City Resident
Posts: 489
Joined: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:27 pm

Re: Greetings

Post by SparkyofSocal » Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:37 pm

Norman Johnson wrote:Wow, cool. Why are you driving my jeep?

NJ
Take a peek out the window and make sure it's still in the driveway

User avatar
jamessel
Panamint Valley Miner Emeritus
Posts: 3293
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:32 pm
Rig: Moped
Location: I was going to ask you where we are

Re: Greetings

Post by jamessel » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:38 pm

68LC might have some rock question.

User avatar
Orofinogulch
Still Looking for Slim
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:49 pm
Rig: Which one?
Location: Montana

Re: Greetings

Post by Orofinogulch » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:43 pm

Norman Johnson wrote:Wow, cool. Why are you driving my jeep?

NJ
Well, I must confess- it is not mine. It is my Dad's- but is the first vehicle I drove after getting my DL. It is a '61 that is mostly stock except for some essential upgrades for safety and functionality. My Dad has owned it since '62 and put over 300K on it. As pictured in the avatar, my Dad is driving down Jail Canyon, around 12/28/13. Since driving my CJ7 down from MT would be slow to say the least, I drive a Cummins Dodge. I figured most people would rather see the Willys than the ubiquitous Doge Ram...
Well, then it must be over the next hill...

User avatar
David_Bricker
PSR Fire Marshall
Posts: 8687
Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:42 am
Rig: Gomer - '95 XJ, kind of.
Location: Newark Valley, NY for a while

Re: Greetings

Post by David_Bricker » Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:45 pm

Welcome! Please take a moment to read the guidelines in this section. We're a friendly group, but it's always best to stay away from religious and political topics. Plenty of forums for that. Here, we enjoy the desert, and sharing our experiences, despite religious and political views.

We love to see pictures, and hear reports of boondocking in the Death And Panamint Valley and surrounding areas. So, feel free to post up in the main section of the forum.
Orofinogulch wrote: I drive a Cummins Dodge. I figured most people would rather see the Willys than the ubiquitous Doge Ram...
My son, Noah, seems to be having a good time finding out how many pieces he can knock off his '04 2500 Cummins Dodge. So far, the steps are gone, and there are a few beauty marks, but it seems to be surviving.

David Bricker / SYR

User avatar
Norman Johnson
Panamint Valley Miner Emeritus
Posts: 3027
Joined: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:25 pm
Rig: "60 Willys wagon
Location: Costa Mesa

Re: Greetings

Post by Norman Johnson » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:38 am

Orofinogulch wrote:
Norman Johnson wrote:Wow, cool. Why are you driving my jeep?

NJ
Well, I must confess- it is not mine. It is my Dad's- but is the first vehicle I drove after getting my DL. It is a '61 that is mostly stock except for some essential upgrades for safety and functionality. My Dad has owned it since '62 and put over 300K on it. As pictured in the avatar, my Dad is driving down Jail Canyon, around 12/28/13. Since driving my CJ7 down from MT would be slow to say the least, I drive a Cummins Dodge. I figured most people would rather see the Willys than the ubiquitous Doge Ram...
If you look close, the windshield is not divided in two. That was the new look after 1960 when my version was made.

NJ
"You can't tell by watching a bunch of mules rolling in the dust which one can fart the loudest." Sherman Wilhelm

"In case you should ever get the idea you'd like to be a prospector or miner, remember, you don't have to be crazy, but it would help a lot." Jack Mitchell, DOD 10-28-1954

Post Reply