The following images were all taken near the same location, ~29.2072410583496/113.181838989258:

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Launching from Palm Valley in the morning to start home
Taken on 4/10/2006 .
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Stopping at Punta Arena to do some beachcombing
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We cut straight across to Isla el Estanque
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The intrepid kayaker paddling to Isla el Estanque off Isla Angel de la Guarda
Taken on 4/10/2006 .
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Doug Hamilton, Don Fleming and Dave Harry paddling to Isla el Estanque
Taken on 4/10/2006 .
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Salt marsh margin at Punta Arena on Isla Angel de la Guarda
Taken on 4/9/2006 .
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Sunrise from Palm Valley
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Palm valley viewed from the water as I went for a day paddle
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Rocky point north of Palm Valley
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Caves north of Palm Valley
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A small arch north of Palm Valley
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My kayak laned near an arch on Isla Angel de la Guarda
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A large arroyo with no palm trees visible
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How can there be a valley full of palm trees hidden in this steep terrain?
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Layers of rock in the cliff on Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Great blue heron nests in a crack of the cliff
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Reflections of the cliffs in calm water
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From the map I thought there would be palms in this arroyo
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Rock gardening up the coast of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Intruded rock layer in the cliff
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No palm trees visible in this steep arroyo
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Rocky shore of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Rock gardening up the coast of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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No palm trees visible in this steep arroyo
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Reflections of the cliffs in calm water
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Caves in the cliffs of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Light coming under the edge of a cave wall
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Cave in the shore of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Sting rays in the water inside a cave
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A beautiful arch offshore of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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John Weed gave me a co-ordinate near here, but I see no palm trees
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I climb up into the No Palm Arroyo anyway to check it out
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Isla Tiburon visible from No Palm Arroyo
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No palm trees found in No Palm Arroyo
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John Weed gave me another co-ordinate for this One Palm Arroyo
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Landed at One Palm Arroyo
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The small arch visible from One Palm Arroyo
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Can you see one palm tree in this picture?
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The one palm in one Palm Arroyo up close
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I don't spend much time in One Palm Arroyo
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My kayak below One Palm Arroyo
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A cave in the east shore of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Layers of rock in the east shore of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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A panga fishing camp near Punta Rocosa
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Punta Rocosa on Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Caves in Punta Rocosa
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Layers of rock in the cliffs of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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I finally saw the palm trees from the water!
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I hiked up the real Valley of the Palms
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Around every corner were more and more palm trees
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A 'torched' palm tree in front of a rock formation in the Valley of the Palms
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Around every corner were more and more palm trees
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Around every corner were more and more palm trees.
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I'm told this is not high grade obsidian
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Around every corner were more and more palm trees
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Palm seeds collecting below the Mother Tree
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Around every corner were more and more palm trees
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I climed to 350 feet above sea level before the palm trees thined out
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The last palm tree in the Valley of the Palms
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I started climbing back down out of the Valley of the Palms
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Climbing back down out of the Valley of the Palms
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Climbing back down out of the Valley of the Palms.
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Climbing back down out of the Valley of the Palms
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Finally the water appeared again below the Valley of the Palms
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My kayak waiting for me below the Valley of the Palms
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Red cliffs above the water of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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I landed at the arroyo I thought would have palms
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View south from the wishful palm arroyo
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No palm trees but it would have been good camping
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A dry cave large enough to camp inside
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Rocky point on the east shore of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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A small arch on the shore of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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Rock gardening down the coast of Isla Angel de la Guarda
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My tent in John's Palm Valley
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The intrepid kayaker at False Palm Beach
Taken on 4/8/2006 .
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John Weed at False Palm Beach
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The intrepid kayaker posing in John's Palm Valley
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John Somers and Don Fleming paddling up the east shore of Ilsa Angel de la Guarda
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The east shore of Ilsa Angel de la Guarda south of Punta Arena
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Dave Harry in calm water on the east shore of Ilsa Angel de la Guarda
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John Somers in calm water on the east shore of Ilsa Angel de la Guarda
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We called this beach on Punta Arena the False Palm Beach
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Dave Harry and John Weed on False Palm Beach
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Fata Morgana optical illusion over Isla el Estanque
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John Weed's Palm Valley, no palms visible up the arroyo
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Weed seed pods in John's Palm Valley
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The one palm tree near the beach in Palm Valley
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Eliphant tree in the Palm Valley
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John Somers next to the first adult palm tree in Palm Valley
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The intrepid kayaker posing in front of a tree in Palm Valley
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Giant wasp in Palm Valley
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Rattlesnake in Palm Valley
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Rattlesnake in Palm Valley.
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A second adult palm tree in Palm Valley
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Doug Hamilton in front of a third adult palm tree in Palm Valley
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John Somers and Don Fleming in front of tree in Palm Valley
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Palm seeds in Palm Valley
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A classic double palm tree in Palm Valley
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Group photo in front of the douple palms
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There were fewer than a dozen palms in this whole valley
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Cave in the wall of Palm Valley
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John Somers hiking in Palm Valley
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Feral cat prints in the sand of Palm Valley
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Dry waterfall in Palm Valley
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Don Fleming hiking in Palm Valley
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Mammiary cactus in Palm Valley
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Eliphant tree stump in Palm Valley
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Palm valley continues for a long time with not more palm trees
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Don Fleming and John Somers climing a rock in Palm Valley
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John Weed and Doug Hamilton in Palm Valley
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John Weed calls this area the Color Room
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John Weed, Dave Harry and Don Fleming climbing down from the Color Room
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Back to the mouth of Palm Valley to camp for the night
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fisherman's chair
Taken on 4/21/2003 .
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boobies in flight
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Patrick off Punta Roco
Taken on 4/21/2003 .
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cave at Punta Roco
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beach around punta Roco
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Punta Roco itself
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arch s of Punta Roco
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narrow cave next to arch
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spire of rock
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view back to Punta Roco
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view ahead to Ciera Prieto
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Patrick paddling towards Punta Roco
Taken on 4/20/2003 .
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Pulpito Point viewed from Punta Roco
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landing beach before Punta Roco
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beach at start of Punta Roco
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butterflies at Punta Roco
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stripe tailed lizard
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fin whale tail
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another kilo of marijuana
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gull eggs
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whale vertibrae standing
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Patrick photographer
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Last beach before Punta Roco
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my tent at start of Punta Roco
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