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Happy #SignSunday  everyone! Hope you all enjoyed the holidays and are off to a wonderful start in the new year. If you are in one of the areas affected by storms and flooding today, I hope you are someplace safe, warm and dry! The SignSunday photography theme is hosted by me, +Jetski and sometimes +Janice LaMere Hackney. The only rule is that your photo must contain a sign.

This is the famous Ballarat Trading Post, where you can get a cold drink, an old dusty map, and if Rocky decides that he likes you and he's in a good mood, he'll offer you a taste of his authentic moonshine.
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So many interesting and cute signs!! Cool capture!! I like it!!
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You're going to need a cup of coffee for this one, I don't have a word limit on my own blog posts, ;)
When I read other blogs about outdoor adventure, I'm always impressed at how they make things that I take for granted seem so daring and adventurous. I remember one guy spent three blog posts describing the night he spent in ...
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Thanks so much +Craig Barlow, my miserable experiences have been nothing compared to yours, at least I usually have my Jeep for shelter haha. I always enjoy reading your adventure stories!
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Happy #SignSunday  everyone! SignSunday is a weekly photography theme hosted by me, +Jetski and sometimes +Janice LaMere Hackney. By now I'm sure you know what to do.

Barker Ranch was the last hideout of Charles Manson and his "family". In 1968 Arlene Barker, the owner of the Death Valley homestead, allowed Manson to stay here in exchange for a Beach Boys gold record that was given to Manson by Brian Wilson. In 1969 Manson was arrested, found hiding inside a cabinet in the ranch, for setting an NPS tractor on fire at the Racetrack. It wasn't until later that people started putting the pieces together and realized the true horror of the Manson family. It's rumored that there are several bodies buried in the surrounding desert terrain of the Panamint Mountains, but so far the police haven't located any.

The main ranch house burned down in 2009, the concrete foundations and some walls are all that are left. There are other structures still standing on the property, and the ranch remains a popular destination for off roaders traveling through the area.
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"In the artist of all kinds, one can detect an inherent dilemma...the urgent need to communicate, and the still more urgent need not to be found."
~Donald Winnicott
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Full Gallery of photos that didn't make it into the DrivingLine article, from Ladies Breast Cancer Awareness Run on Sugarpine Mountain, hosted by HB Off-Road Performance

http://www.loricareyphoto.com/Events-1/HB-Offroad-Performance-Ladies/
Ladies Jeep run on Sugarpine Mountain Trail hosted by Huntington Beach OffRoad Performance. Sharing photos to your personal social media accounts or blog is permitted as long as my watermark is left on the photo. If you do so, linking to my website or Facebook page is always appreciated. Commercial use of any kind (including posting the photos to corporate social media accounts) is strictly not permitted without permission of photographer.
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oh no!! :D
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Foggy Wheeling on Sugarpine Mountain at the Ladies Breast Cancer Awareness Run hosted HB Off-Road Performance

http://www.drivingline.com/articles/foggy-wheeling-on-sugarpine-mountain/
The 16-mile Sugarpine Mountain Trail is an easy day trip from the LA metro area, open all year round in the San Bernardino National Forest. It’s a great trail for off-road beginners or anyone seeking a quick escape to the mountains.
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I'm pretty sure that the photographer got more wet and muddy than they did +Chris Davies!! But I knew what I was getting myself into when I selected my shooting spot, have no one to blame but myself.
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

Thank you for your friendship, support and inspiration.
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Merry Christmas +Marc Briggs, we're sticking with the dessert this year. Decided to stay home because of the storm, flooding is already causing problems in the desert and the burn areas, not worth pushing our luck. Hope to spend the New Year in the back country, but keeping an eye on the weather...
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And the full gallery of photos that didn't make it into the article from Cal4Wheel's Panamint Valley Days - Goler Wash and Mengel Pass trail run

http://www.loricareyphoto.com/Events-1/2016-Panamint-Valley-Days/
Goler Wash and Mengel Pass at Cal4Wheel off road event in California's Panamint Valley. Sharing photos to your personal social media accounts or blog is permitted as long as my watermark is left on the photo. If you do so, linking to my website or my Facebook page is always appreciated. Commercial use of any kind (including posting the photos to corporate social media accounts) is strictly not permitted without permission of photographer.
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It was a lot of fun +Chris Davies, with fun people
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Goler Wash, Mengel Pass and Charles Manson at +cal4wheel's Panamint Valley Days!

http://www.drivingline.com/articles/helter-skelter-in-death-valley-panamint-valley-trail-review
This scenic and challenging trail offers incredible views and visits historic Death Valley homesteads, including Charles Manson’s hideout at Barker Ranch.
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+ᙅYᙖᙓᖇ ᗪOᙅ™ that only works on a phone ;)
Thank you!
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Working the #SignSunday  late shift again. +Sign Sunday is hosted by yours truly along with +Jetski and sometimes +Janice LaMere Hackney 

Spotted this sign marking the route of the famed Death Valley Escape Trail while I was in Fish Canyon...the middle of nowhere in the Mojave Desert.
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Plasma cutter is about the only way to make a sign that will last out in the desert.
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Happy Weekend #SignSunday  fans! SignSunday is a weekly photography theme hosted by me +Jetski and sometimes +Janice LaMere Hackney. The only rule is that your photo must contain a sign. Use the #signsunday  hashtag to participate.

Spotted this coyote while driving through Death Valley last week. I think he was sick or injured; he was a bit skittish if I got close but he kept returning to to sit at the base of this sign along the road, almost like he was waiting to be picked up. I had no cell signal and couldn't call a ranger. :(
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You should do the Surprise Canyon hike to Panamint City +Marc Briggs it is absolutely incredible! It's not an easy hike by any means, especially if you are carrying gear. Just in the first mile and a half you have to scale 7 waterfalls, and you WILL get wet because you can't avoid walking in the stream in several places. Doesn't take long before you forget that you're in the desert. 4,000 feet total elevation gain to Panamint City, it's just all uphill and I've heard it typically takes 5-7 hours to reach the top. Bring dry socks, plenty of water, and a filtration system. Going back down the waterfalls isn't much easier. I slipped when trying to get down a really slick and steep huge slab of granite boulder and landed on my butt in the water, then when trying to get my feet under me I slipped again and ended up on my back in the water, got soaked head to toe hahaha!

Yes please do give me heads up about Carrizo Plain!
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Trail tested! I've put over 300 dirt miles on the +Magellan TRX Off-Road GPS Navigator Magellan eXplorist TRX7 Off Road GPS Navigator, and the more I use it the more I love it. Read my complete review on Driving Line -

http://www.drivingline.com/articles/trail-testing-the-magellan-explorist-trx7-off-road-gps/
A GPS navigator designed specifically for off-road enthusiasts. Read the full review for key features that separate the TRX7 from competing navigation systems.
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That sounds like a great tool! Many of my favorite roads became unrecognizable after the Rim Fire. This would be very handy.
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photographer/jeeper/outdoor enthusiast/girlgeek/MBA with an inquisitive mind, a thirst for adventure and a passion for life
Introduction
I am a photographer and journalist in beautiful Southern California. 
I live on the coast and I prefer to shoot in the desert. 
I shoot documentary images and I create art.
I like to explore places where few people venture.
I don't like to make iconic images of iconic locations.
I like the sun in my face and the wind in my hair, 
and whether I'm viewing the most incredible beauty
or facing difficult challenges in the most harsh terrain
I hope to convey that through my work...the feel of the sun, 
the smell of the air, the taste of the breeze and my love
of the earth.


When I'm not making art I'm shooting and writing
about Jeeps and the offroad lifestyle.



Want to know more?

I started as an automotive photographer in the gray market. Later I earned an MBA and worked as a corporate executive for a while. I returned to my passions of photography and the outdoors when I moved to California and fell in love with the land.

My work has been used in books, advertisements, corporate publications, and has been published in the NY Times, Orange County Register and newspapers across the globe. My art is collected by enthusiasts around the world. I did the California-based still photography for the Baseball Hall of Fame Critic's Choice award-winning movie The Emerald Diamond.

I am currently a contributor to the automotive enthusiast lifestyle publication DrivingLine and I volunteer my services as a photographer, driver and all-around camp help to 4 Wheel 2 Heal, a 501(c)3 organization that takes disabled vets out on the trail for some fun wheeling and camping.



Bragging rights
50 Women Who Make A Difference, Memphis Woman Magazine
Education
  • Monmouth University MBA
    MBA, 1995 - 1997
Work
Occupation
Professional photographer, writer and desert explorer
Employment
  • Photographer/Journalist
    present
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Female