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Nov 5

Mojave Camping Trip

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Mojave National Preserve - Sunset

For our last camping trip of the year Lauren and I decided to head back out to the Mojave National Preserve. Mid-October had a nice little heat wave so the weather out in high-desert was perfect, normally around that time of year it would be too cold to head out.

We’ve never been out there in the Fall and to our surprise it turns out October is hunting season. The last few times we’ve been out there there have never been other campers in the area, but this time we were greeted with the smell of campfires and all the prime spots were occupied by hunting parties. Luckily I knew of a spot that was less traveled and we had a great weekend.

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Oct 12

New Mexico Road Trip – Teaser Photo

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Back in August Lauren and I took a road trip out to New Mexico to check out my parents property as a possible wedding location. I finally had a chance to check out the photos from the trip, here’s my favorite so far… More to come.

New Mexico Route 60, Outside of Mountainair


May 24

Engagement Weekend

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Bryan & Lauren Engagement Weekend

On May 14th I proposed to my longtime girlfriend Lauren on top of a large rock overlooking the Mojave Desert. Lauren had no idea what was coming and thought we were going on just another weekend camping trip. She was very surprised to say the least. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

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May 30

Inyo National Forest Camping

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Inyo National Forest

Over Memorial Day weekend Lauren and I went up to Inyo National Forest to go camping with a few of my co-workers. It was my first time camping up that way and I have to say we will definitely be going back. The whole area is just absolutely amazing…

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Mar 10

Mojave National Preserve

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Mojave National Preserve

Last weekend Lauren and I went out to the Mojave National Preserve to go camping. I had never been out there, and with over 1.6 million acres of open land to cover, finding a camping spot seemed like it was going to be a pretty daunting task. After checking the map, plus a few recommendations we were able to narrow it down to a few regions with a travel route to check out. We ended up finding the perfect spot out on the eastern edge of the preserve. Although it was pretty cold and I think we were the only ones camping out there over the weekend, we’ll definitely be going back.

Lauren Jacobs and Bryan Crabtree in the Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

It got pretty cold at night… At 6:34AM the temp was 24ºF, ice had formed on the top of my truck and pretty much everything else, not to mention that Toki’s water bowl had also frozen solid…

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve

Mojave National Preserve