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Postby graham » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:16 pm

Dougb wrote: …..I bet if you changed the name to "Desert Oaks"….
Hmmm…I was thinking Meth Springs or Tweaker Flats might be more accurate. :D

Drove thru Trona in the middle of the night while coming back from Telescope Pk a few years ago. I could smell that chemical plant 5 clicks away and it looked like Mordor, yikes! :shock:
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Postby Dave K » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:28 pm

fossana wrote:
KathyW wrote:
Gary Schenk wrote:Trona. I don't care how close it is to Great Falls Basin, it's still Trona.


I've gotta agree.


+1
I haven't driven by Trona in ~18 years, yet I still clearly remember how dismal it was.


Yep. Awful, awful town, and the fact that there are some pretty nice place relatively close doesn't make make up for the awfulness.
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Postby McCannster » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:35 pm

Yeah, Trona is pretty bad, but is it as bad as this place?
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Smells as bad, if not worse, more humid and hotter than Trona, AND you can't even go swimming in the GIGANTIC body of water that is about 10 yards behind the picture.

Anybody know where it is? (HINT, pretty close to J Tree).
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Postby Bob Burd » Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:39 pm

Dougb wrote:After all, Ridgecrest is only 20 miles away, and ya never hear negative remarks about Ridgecrest.


You're kidding, right?

The best thing about Ridgecrest is it lies at the triple divide point for peakbaggers between the SPS/DPS/HPS lists. The next best thing is .... the Starbucks? the Walmart? the mild summer weather? The only reason it exists is because of the military base, no?
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Postby Dave K » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:24 pm

I've lived in a number of small towns, some are way out in the middle of nowhere.

The problem with Trona isn't that it's a small town, or even that it's in a very hot place (though that isn't a point in its favor). It's that it's a dying industrial town, with lots of smells, a fair amount of pollutionm, abandoned buildings, and lots of half-used industrial equipment. It emits a very bleak vibe.
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Postby fossana » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:07 pm

McCannster wrote:Yeah, Trona is pretty bad, but is it as bad as this place?
Smells as bad, if not worse, more humid and hotter than Trona, AND you can't even go swimming in the GIGANTIC body of water that is about 10 yards behind the picture.

Anybody know where it is? (HINT, pretty close to J Tree).


Looks like Keeler, but subtract the humid part and add arsenic-laden dust.
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Postby Augie Medina » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:43 pm

KathyW wrote:
Gary Schenk wrote:Trona. I don't care how close it is to Great Falls Basin, it's still Trona.


I've gotta agree.


Doesn't give a good impression when you drive through there.
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Postby McCannster » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:58 pm

Dougb wrote:"Anybody know where it is? (HINT, pretty close to J Tree)."

Bombay Beach?



Right!
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Postby fish4dinner » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:36 pm

got to be needles
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Postby granite4brains » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:49 pm

I live in Ridgecrest and love it. The only thing better would be the Bishop area. I used to live in LA at one time when I was more of a "city boy", but really started to dislike the place after a while. I moved up this way because it gets me closer to what I love. I realized recently just how much I really don't like "big city" living anymore, when I had the realization I would rather move to Trona than go back to LA :lol:
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Postby Luciano136 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:52 pm

Bob Burd wrote:
Dougb wrote:After all, Ridgecrest is only 20 miles away, and ya never hear negative remarks about Ridgecrest.


You're kidding, right?

The best thing about Ridgecrest is it lies at the triple divide point for peakbaggers between the SPS/DPS/HPS lists. The next best thing is .... the Starbucks? the Walmart? the mild summer weather? The only reason it exists is because of the military base, no?


I'd have to agree with Bob here. Ridgecrest sucks!
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