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Henk Auwema

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no a remote part in Death valley where the rather infamous Charles Manson used to hide before he was captured. He and his gang used the barker ranch in death valley as a hide out after being on a killing (one of them being actrice Sharon Tate) spree in Los Angeles.

The local county sheriff department & National Park law enforcement captured Manson and his group in 1969. At the time of his arrest, they were unaware of what they had on their hands. They wanted to prosecute the persons responsible for vandalizing a portion of the National Park further north, not even knowing that they had a mass murder suspect, plus a cult following of druggie kids.

Close to the ranch ranch are a few vandalizing spots shown here and used as shooting target range.
One thing I must say though, they drove a schoolbus to this remote place and anyone ever been there can only think how they managed to get there on a in places very rough 4WD road.

Nowadays the barker rach serves a campping spot on a first come first service basis. There is also a primtive style swimming pool made from cement and rock boulders towards the back of the property. Clothing optional:)) Well usually you're will see no one there..

Comments 14

  • Silkanni Forrer 06/28/2014 14:22

    So enden wir alle mal.
    Gut ins Licht gesetzt.
    Lieben Gruss, Silkanni
  • Joerg Hpunkt 01/08/2007 19:19

    Really nice landscape detail! In addition the story below the picture is great.
  • BRIEM-PHOTOGRAPHY 12/25/2006 17:29

    lg Frank
  • Birgit Noll 12/02/2006 19:51

    Hi Henk,
    I just love this image. Greetings, Birgit
  • Henk Auwema 11/26/2006 12:02

    Maybe you're right Tanyel, will give it a try.Thanks Henk
  • Tanyel 11/25/2006 19:16

    this one seems really nice..maybe b/w or something make this pic stronger..
  • Michael Eibel 11/24/2006 9:45

    Great picture, but clearly not Cuba. On Cuba that car would definitely still run..


  • Werner Kühn - Koditek 11/18/2006 18:19

    I love it,great!
  • Tony Jury 11/17/2006 1:38

    photo sets a great mood and tells a story. perfect
  • Thomas Mathoi 11/15/2006 15:48

    This picture is very smooth. I like it very much. The colours are beautiful.
  • Petr. Jansen 11/13/2006 11:22

    Santorini Impression
    Santorini Impression
    Petr. Jansen

    Hi Henk,

    thanks for your comments. Next Year i`ll try it again... :-)))

    This picture`s lokking very good. Tru colours and very good perspektive...

    Greetings from Düsseldorf
  • Claude Coeudevez 11/12/2006 19:22

    thanks Henk, for a history and picture
  • Regina Courtier 11/12/2006 17:24

    Die letzte Station!
    Tolle Müllstudie in herrlichen Farben.
  • Gunda Çilingir 11/12/2006 16:40

    wow,, wo man seinen Müll überall abladen Kann :-))) lg Gundi