In Memory of...

Welcome to BickelCamp.org


Help support our caretaker by taking an exciting and informative Petroglyph Tour...

FLCC membership includes a free petroglyph tour!!

Bickel Camp and FLCC 501(c)3 Donation Info


Read Last Chance Charlie's blog

Join the Rubicon Offroad FLCC discussion group

National Weather Service forecast for Ridgecrest area

BLM and FJC put up Camp fencing

Chuck Goodenough's Burro Schmidt Tunnel site

Bill Gann's Walt Bickel Heritage Project

Historical Society Bickel Presentation 1/06

Caretakers help put in the new awning at the Cabin

Camp Overview

Walter Bickel Bio

Bickel Camp Pictures

more Camp Pictures

Walt, Larry and Danny Mining

Wildflower and Sunset Pictures

Gold Pictures

Burro Schmidt's Tunnel

Black Mountain Climb Pictures

Black Mountain Climb Pictures on 10/29/05

Native American Ancient Indians

Area Maps, Weather, Local Info

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Who We Are

Black Mtn. with Walt and his Camp

This site is dedicated to the memory of Walt Bickel, and to sharing the enterprising spirit of a true "old-timer" prospector, inventor, humanitarian, and much more. Walt's Camp is located in Last Chance Canyon of the El Paso Mountains, Mojave Desert, California. The pictures above were taken of sights in the area. Take a look around and enjoy this small but significant part of "Your Public Lands" and history. Your help is greatly appreciated in preserving Walt's Camp for future generations. We also appreciate your support for our caretaker, and for our Non Profit Organization called "Friends of Last Chance Canyon" (www.tflcc.org) . We are committed to helping preserve areas such as this, Burro Schmidt's Tunnel, and adopted cabins and areas within the El Paso's. Please help support our efforts through the PayPal donation link. FLCC membership includes car and hiking tours offered of these and other areas, including the area's petroglyphs. Note that the gracious help of the Friends of Jawbone non-profit organization and CORVA - the California Off Road Vehicle Association are instrumental in allowing us to fund for the caretaker - they are a great bunch of people and do good work towards helping to care for our multiple use lands. Volunteers are also welcome to contact us - send email to the webmaster of this site. Please remember when visiting the camp, the items Walt lived with are historical artifacts. They are free to look at but are not to be taken. Thanks for visiting!

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ęSIMCIA, Friends of Last Chance Canyon (FLCC), and others as designated - Please send comments, additions, corrections, and such to "webmaster@bickelcamp.org". If you've stories you'd like to share with others, they're heartily welcome, and appropriate credit will be given. UPDATED 08/26/2013