Exploring the Northern Half of Isla San Esteban, April 8th 2004.

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Fred Cooper changing batteries in his VHS radio
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Approximate location: 28.7087326049805N / 112.611068725586W.

Getting ready to launch the next morning
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Approximate location: 28.7087326049805N / 112.611068725586W.

The Cardone forest north of our camping beach
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Approximate location: 28.7087326049805N / 112.611068725586W.

Roger paddling in early morning light
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Approximate location: 28.7087326049805N / 112.611068725586W.

Joe and Don heading north to Big Rock
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Approximate location: 28.7188186645508N / 112.611404418945W.

Sponge-like life form
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Approximate location: 28.7188186645508N / 112.611404418945W.

Looking south from the spit to Big Rock
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Approximate location: 28.7195720672607N / 112.611320495605W.

Don and Joe north of the spit to Big Rock
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Approximate location: 28.7195720672607N / 112.611320495605W.

Rocks on the south side of big rock spit
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Approximate location: 28.7195720672607N / 112.611320495605W.

View back to Isla San Lorenzo
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Approximate location: 28.7195720672607N / 112.611320495605W.

Northwest corner of big rock
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Approximate location: 28.7195720672607N / 112.611320495605W.

Caves above the water line
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Approximate location: 28.7195720672607N / 112.611320495605W.

Green algae below cliffs on north side of big rock
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Approximate location: 28.721378326416N / 112.611755371094W.

Rock garden on north side of big rock
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Approximate location: 28.721378326416N / 112.611755371094W.

Roger Don and Joe viewed from inside rock garden
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Approximate location: 28.721378326416N / 112.611755371094W.

Don Roger and Joe in front of Big Rock
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Approximate location: 28.721378326416N / 112.611755371094W.

Algae in rock garden
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Approximate location: 28.721378326416N / 112.611755371094W.

Anemones hanging down at low tide
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Approximate location: 28.721378326416N / 112.611755371094W.

Algae covered crack with cliff behind
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Approximate location: 28.721378326416N / 112.611755371094W.

Joe Don and John heading around NW corner of island
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Approximate location: 28.7269477844238N / 112.612007141113W.

Sea lions on N side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7316150665283N / 112.594757080078W.

Roger Lamb and Dave Littlejohn on north side of Isla San Esteban
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Approximate location: 28.7290554046631N / 112.571411132812W.

Cliffs on North side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7343235015869N / 112.557846069336W.

Looking ahead to the NE corner of island
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Approximate location: 28.7348499298096N / 112.556480407715W.

Oystercatcher turned it's back on the camera
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Approximate location: 28.7348499298096N / 112.556480407715W.

Cliffs on North side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7348499298096N / 112.556480407715W.

Campable beach on N side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7289047241211N / 112.573303222656W.

Rock formation on n side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7289047241211N / 112.573303222656W.

John in front of rock formation
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Approximate location: 28.7289047241211N / 112.573303222656W.

Calk cliffs on N side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7289047241211N / 112.573303222656W.

Large boulders on beach
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Approximate location: 28.7289047241211N / 112.573303222656W.

Shallow green water in front of cliffs
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Approximate location: 28.7289047241211N / 112.573303222656W.

Don and Joe in front of vertical cliff
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

Vagina cave in cliff (Fred called it that)
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

Fred and Isla Tiburon visible out large cave
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

View northwest out large cave
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

Dave inside large cave
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

Anemones on wall of large cave
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

John entering large cave
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

view out large cave
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

Small cave on e side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7343997955322N / 112.557418823242W.

Bluff between two beaches
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Approximate location: 28.7289791107178N / 112.549522399902W.

Seals porpoising in front of Joe Petolino and Don Fleming
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Approximate location: 28.7289791107178N / 112.549522399902W.

Cliffs on east side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7242374420166N / 112.546005249023W.

Roger Lamb trying to photograph sea lions
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Approximate location: 28.7242374420166N / 112.546005249023W.

Cliff on east side of island
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Approximate location: 28.7242374420166N / 112.546005249023W.

Cruise ship and Ship of Rock
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Approximate location: 28.6937503814697N / 112.5439453125W.

Chalk cliffs
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Approximate location: 28.6937503814697N / 112.5439453125W.

Large cave in chalk cliff
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Approximate location: 28.6937503814697N / 112.5439453125W.

Red stripe in rock cliff
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Approximate location: 28.6937503814697N / 112.5439453125W.

Ship of rock
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Approximate location: 28.6877269744873N / 112.545234680176W.

Kayakers examining cobble beach for campworthyness
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Approximate location: 28.6862964630127N / 112.545486450195W.

Cobble beach in front of Arroyo des Chuckwallas
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Approximate location: 28.6862964630127N / 112.545486450195W.

Southeast corner of island
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Approximate location: 28.6840362548828N / 112.546264648438W.

kayaks in front of chalk cliffs
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Approximate location: 28.6893825531006N / 112.545059204102W.

fuzzy cliffs
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Approximate location: 28.6893825531006N / 112.545059204102W.

Roger Lamb hiking up Arroyo des Chuckwallas on Isla San Esteban
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Approximate location: 28.6892318725586N / 112.549095153809W.

Small cave
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Approximate location: 28.6892318725586N / 112.549095153809W.

Panorama- large arroyo from above
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Approximate location: 28.695104598999N / 112.564971923828W.

Roger Lamb at the peak of a cinder cone on Isla San Esteban
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Approximate location: 28.695104598999N / 112.564971923828W.

Generation plant flower
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Cardone viewed from above
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Approximate location: 28.695104598999N / 112.564971923828W.

Generation plant
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Shallow cave flower
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Approximate location: 28.695104598999N / 112.564971923828W.

Roger Lamb in a shallow cave on Isla San Esteban
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Approximate location: 28.695104598999N / 112.564971923828W.

The bottom of the arroyo
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Approximate location: 28.695405960083N / 112.560684204102W.

Roger Lamb hiking down Arroyo des Chuckwallas on Isla San Esteban
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Approximate location: 28.695405960083N / 112.560684204102W.

The rare endangered Esteban chuckwalla
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Approximate location: 28.6883296966553N / 112.550552368164W.

Yacht in front of our arroyo beach
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Approximate location: 28.6908130645752N / 112.547378540039W.

Dave thinks his hands are bad now- wait a few days!
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Approximate location: 28.6908130645752N / 112.547378540039W.

Merged panorama- large arroyo from above
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Approximate location: 28.7000007629395N / 112.574996948242W.


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