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by SSSdave
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: rain roads closed
Replies: 1
Views: 571

rain roads closed

How about a locals insider report on current storm? desertusa site today reads: Emigrant Canyon Road and Upper and Lower Wildrose roads are CLOSED. There are sections of mud and debris on North Highway/Scotty's Castle Road (between Highway 190 and Grapevine Ranger Station), Dantes View Road, and Ar...
by SSSdave
Wed May 02, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: Short video: Amargosa River flowing
Replies: 2
Views: 1704

Re: Short video: Amargosa River flowing

Thanks! Shows how a storm up high in the higher mountains dropped a lot more precipitation than in the low land valley. CDEC has added many remote solar powered weather stations in the Sierra Nevada over this last decade and equipment is continually being improved. However their program is just for...
by SSSdave
Wed May 02, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Wild Flowers
Replies: 12
Views: 7689

Re: Wild Flowers

http://www.davidsenesac.com/2016_Trip_Chronicles/PC02535y.jpg Notice I never came back to this board to post a link to my DV adventures after the 2016 Super Bloom. Rarely visit your site in usual dry times and did so because you're having storms today. Link below is the start of several trip pages,...
by SSSdave
Wed May 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Beautiful Blue Borax Benchmark
Replies: 8
Views: 1843

Re: Beautiful Blue Borax Benchmark

http://www.davidsenesac.com/2016_Trip_Chronicles/PF04660-04691-3x1vw.jpg From your brief comments and images, it looks like you may have taken a similar route to what I did on March 19, 2016, http://www.davidsenesac.com/2016_Trip_Chronicles/winter_2016-5.html#mar19 on my Black Mountains badlands ad...
by SSSdave
Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: current DV precipitation information
Replies: 11
Views: 4728

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/06/30/ ... re-likely/

Given a heads up NASA has a Backwater station found the above discussion with considerable fascinating information.
by SSSdave
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: current DV precipitation information
Replies: 11
Views: 4728

CanyonmanClark, Yes I've been using the weather.gov site regularly. Graphics are however interpreted from the rather skeleton sets of station data plus NWS radar based on modeling. Most useful is your acis link! Thankyou very much. Leads to a whole underworld in NOAA/NWS databases I had never stumbl...
by SSSdave
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: current DV precipitation information
Replies: 11
Views: 4728

current DV precipitation information

It is rather ironic that Death Valley National Park that is acclaimed and famous for being one of the driest places on the planet in this Internet age also has such limited public information available on the park's current daily conditions. It was at least reasonable while the park put out their Mo...
by SSSdave
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Racetrack vandalized
Replies: 5
Views: 5663

Vandalism like this doesn't surprise me at all. There certainly are small numbers of environmental and government haters, especially those criminals already nailed by the law previously, living in the Southwest that after drinking a six-pack of beer would be ripe to try and cause some pain they know...
by SSSdave
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Current Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 2035

In just weeks they will only be pleasant memories.

Well unless they were saved like this from March 20 about Hole-in-the-Wall Wash.

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by SSSdave
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: the orange cat
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

DVD >>>>>>> BTW - Where in the Grapevines is this gorgeous location?

Not too far from these clay badlands.

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by SSSdave
Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: the orange cat
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

the orange cat

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A. Grapevine Mountains tertiary (Miocene?) hydrothermally altered volcanic ash deposits maybe with a lot of hematite ?

B. orange cat head with an orange headed mouse in his gray suit standing atop the cat's neck ?
by SSSdave
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:06 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Juvenile desert tortoise (pics)
Replies: 11
Views: 10366

What an outstanding environment situation for a tortoise image! Quite like that many of what look like water worn rocks are of similar size to your friend and that many of those rocks have interesting color and shapes. Thus an example of natural camouflage. These vulnerable slow moving creatures are...
by SSSdave
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ibex Dunes & Saratoga Springs - March 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 11739

Re: Ibex Dunes & Saratoga Springs - March 2015

... Even more shocking is that the place is flourishing with life. Lizards, birds, ducks, and TONS of pupfish!... Also the mosquito that left an itchy welt on my wrist last week while I was sleeping under the stars about the Ashford Canyon area, obviously sailed along on the morning south winds jus...
by SSSdave
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hidden Bridge Canyon - January 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 18454

...In the next couple months I will be visiting some special places in this vast park that no one today probably has seen. Not places some guidebook or person told me about. 1. "Well, la-de-frickin'-da"! 2. More to the point, do you really think no one has ever been to these "special places"? Possi...
by SSSdave
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hidden Bridge Canyon - January 2016
Replies: 33
Views: 18454

Noticed this page by Steve Hall: http://www.panamintcity.com/cottonwood/hiddenbridge.html snippet: I can tell you that it is hidden away in the vast waterless, wilderness expanse of the Cottonwood Mountains somewhere in between Marble Canyon and Dry Bone Canyon. Before you think I'm trying to hold t...