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MustangO4
06-12-2009, 4:41 AM
Stepping onn for a 15 mile hike here at Horno (Grunt Country) on Camp Pendleton. Just a little stroll ;) You Marines may remember the Microwave, or Ankle Breaker, I'll let you know how they are later......

Manong0369
06-12-2009, 9:51 AM
Stepping onn for a 15 mile hike here at Horno (Grunt Country) on Camp Pendleton. Just a little stroll ;) You Marines may remember the Microwave, or Ankle Breaker, I'll let you know how they are later......

The good old days! Have fun and keep them motivated.

MustangO4
06-12-2009, 12:06 PM
Well, that was another adventure. The hills are still.....breathtaking.

QuarterBoreGunner
06-12-2009, 12:26 PM
Wish there was a way for you to get pictures of the scenery, but I'm going to guess that's frowned upon.

usp45
06-12-2009, 1:11 PM
funny you mention pictures, I was on that hike and took a few pictures, I'll try to upload some, btw it was 15.8 miles.

usp45
06-12-2009, 1:22 PM
sorry the pictures suck and I dont know how to attach them fullsize
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usp45
06-12-2009, 1:23 PM
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Vapor
06-12-2009, 1:27 PM
whattt no flak n kevlar?

MustangO4
06-12-2009, 1:28 PM
Yep, That was it. I just got to the BN. Didn't know there were other Calgunners here.

QuarterBoreGunner
06-12-2009, 1:31 PM
That's awesome.

And that second picture....is.... a few Marines checking out... something at their feet? With their hands clasped reverently in front of them? Maybe they're heads are bowed in prayer?

And is that a nuclear power plant in the background?

joodaman
06-12-2009, 2:52 PM
dont miss pendelton at all

still remember doing 15-24 milers every friday in 29 palms

hated every minute of it, but in a sadistic kind of way still miss it.

usp45
06-12-2009, 6:34 PM
Yah there was no flak or kevlar. It was a really light load. Kinda pathetic and people still fell out. Oh well.

stphnman20
06-12-2009, 6:38 PM
ahh good ol days..

RRangel
06-12-2009, 6:47 PM
You need some pictures off the top of Mount M...
Well, I can't say that here, but that's what they call it.

Vapor
06-12-2009, 11:58 PM
Recon ridge?

letaz77
06-13-2009, 12:00 AM
Now those pictures bring back sweet memories of blood blisters and good times. That was our trail in SOI. I remember every single step of the 20K because we were carrying the 50lb Javelin Missile system along with the Molly Packs and the rest of our gear.

Good old days.

Enjoy every second of it, devil. You will surely miss it once you are out.

99medic
06-13-2009, 6:23 PM
Yeah... The good/not so good days. I still remember our 26 miler back in 94. Walking by the tomato patch and the christianitos area.

AaronHorrocks
06-13-2009, 7:54 PM
And is that a nuclear power plant in the background?

Yes, and between those Marines and that power plant is Interstate 5.

hitman13
06-13-2009, 9:12 PM
No flak and kevlar?

:( friggin new Corps...........

cgseanp1
06-14-2009, 6:12 AM
That's awesome.

And that second picture....is.... a few Marines checking out... something at their feet? With their hands clasped reverently in front of them? Maybe they're heads are bowed in prayer?

And is that a nuclear power plant in the background?

Looks like San Onofre Nuclear Generator Site (SONGS) or something along those lines..

Sgt5811
06-14-2009, 4:01 PM
We here at SONGS usually have the FBI check into the people that we catch taking pictures of the plant, but I'll make an exception this time. Seeing as you went on a "fun hump." Hope it was fun. Did your CO hook up the beer for the Teufel Hundens afterwords? Old Chesty up there (Hitman) probably knows what I'm talking about.

UncleSamsMisguidedChild
06-16-2009, 5:09 AM
Yeah that Nuke Plant is SONGS run by Southern CA Edison, I remember when I was in School for AAV's and the instructor told me the glowing algae in the water was nuclear radiation in the water, the guy riding with me got all freaked out until I called him on his bluff.

gunsmithcats
06-16-2009, 5:49 PM
Damn ankle breaker...

F-2_Challenger
06-19-2009, 5:41 PM
Don't forget about RECON and Sheep SH1t.

RRangel
06-20-2009, 6:25 PM
That's awesome.

And that second picture....is.... a few Marines checking out... something at their feet? With their hands clasped reverently in front of them? Maybe they're heads are bowed in prayer?

And is that a nuclear power plant in the background?

San Onofre nuke plant in the backgound. Praying? LOL Since no one else commented that looks like our photographer caught them making head calls on the side of the road.

The Soup Nazi
06-20-2009, 6:56 PM
Definitely remembered the Ankle Breaker back in 52 Area. Fondly remember being briefed on the Trail of Tears about how half of us would all see Jesus at the top.

Funny enough, my shop is currently doing work ups to do a full blown hump soon.

hitman13
06-21-2009, 2:38 PM
your shop?

FRIGGIN POGs!!!

Darklyte27
06-21-2009, 4:42 PM
ahh yes the boobies..
ill be passing there in july to comic con 09..

grim1U
06-22-2009, 4:01 AM
That's funny, other than boot camp and a couple of schools, I did my entire enlistment at Camp Horno; wait that's not frikken funny at all, that place sucked.

Right before I got out, I stayed in the condemned barracks across the street from the Burger King (which was only there for about 6 months before I got out).

Good to see your back Mustang03, last time we talked you were headed over there.

4thSBCT
06-22-2009, 1:06 PM
your shop?

FRIGGIN POGs!!!

lol i thought you already saw the pics of them without a fighting load.