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High Dezert Hollywood: MacGyver- To Be a Man LbNA #58372

Owner:MrOspital Contact
Plant date:Mar 12, 2011
City:Agua Dulce
County:Los Angeles
Location: 10700 Escondido Canyon Rd
Found by: CA Breakfast Burritos
Last found: Aug 27, 2021
Hike distance:Unknown
Last edited:Mar 12, 2011
Original Airdate: Wednesday March 5th, 1986
Over the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, MacGyver is flying in to track down a U.S. early-warning satellite containing classified data. Pete Thornton and his team are monitoring MacGyver's progress, as is a Afghani radar station. They mobilize and radio MacGyver asking for identification. On the ground below, a boy, Ahmed, looks up at the sky. In his house, his mother Zia struggles with a local soldier, Khalil.

The Afghani military opens fire on MacGyver's jet and he ejects just in time. The missile is destroyed over Ahmed's house and both he and Khalil notice. Khalil prepares to leave and orders Ahmed to get his horse. Ahmed angrily defies him, noting that Khalil isn't his father, but Zia tells her son to obey. As he goes, Khalil casually shoves Ahmed aside and rides to investigate the crash site.

MacGyver lands and hides his parachute then proceeds on foot. The sun comes up and he heads for the satellite, while Khalil and his commander, a Russian lieutenant, arrive. They spot MacGyver on a mesa and realize he's trapped. MacGyver finds the satellite and removes the data capsule. It's booby trapped and MacGyver manages to deactivate it just in time. The soldiers cut him off and others set up a mortar launcher. As they open fire, he constructs a hang glider out of the satellite debris. He soars away but the soldiers open fire. The glider wing takes damage and one shot grazes MacGyver in the right arm. The soldiers go after him as MacGyver manages to bring the glider down for a landing. Ahmed sees him come down in a shallow river and stagger away. One soldier arrives on horseback and opens fire. MacGyver makes a sling and throws a rock at the man, taking him down. However, MacGyver collapses and Ahmed runs to help him. The boy brings the horse and gets MacGyver away before the other soldiers arrive.
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center
May 1 thru September 30 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
October 1 thru April 30 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This episode was filmed at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area and Nature Center Park in the main parking area at the end of the road (there should be a yellow gate and portable bathrooms.
Stand between the black volcanic rock and red rock near the south corner of the lot. There should be a small rock ridge in front of you about two or three feet. Use your compass to sight 182 degrees south. Head that way.
Hop over that small rocky ridge, and then climb over the second lichen-covered ridge, to the 3rd ridge. This one has a conglomerate road leading southeast.
Just past 5 white and speckled rocks and a sandy spot, two more rocks with lichen lead into a male Juniper bush. On the southeast side of it, near a pesky pack rat nest is the blue/gray rock you seek. Be sure to put the rock back on top, to keep it from washing away.