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Wandering In The Mojave Desert = El Paso Mountain Trip

In 1934, Walt Bickel wandered up Last Chance Canyon in the El Paso Mountains and found gold. It was placer flakes and dust and for Bickel, just a weekend hobby. A diversion from his workaday world in Los Angeles, 150 or so miles south. He joined the Army in 1942 and left the service in […]