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by Older Fossil
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured
Replies: 50
Views: 4303

Re: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured

We spent a few days at PSR earlier this week. We stopped at Father Crowley Point and noticed the "No Admittance" side blocking the road to the lookout area east of the parking lot. Talking to staff at PSR, they indicated that the crash site is still under active investigation. They mentioned that th...
by Older Fossil
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Across Owens Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Across Owens Lake

Is the road to Cerro Gordo open to the public? I think it's now privately owned and is being developed? Cerro Gordo has been privately owned since the late 1800s. More recently by the late Jody Stewart, then Mike Patterson (who Jody married after her cancer diagnosis), then Mike's sons after his de...
by Older Fossil
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Across Owens Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Across Owens Lake

We drove up to the Horseshow Meadow area out of Lone Pine. From the road there is a great panoramic view of the Owens Lake area and the Inyo Mountains beyond. We stopped high up on the road where we had a great view and were surprised to be able to pick out the Yellow Grade Road, Cerro Gordo mines a...
by Older Fossil
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: What is my Jeep's Capability?
Replies: 18
Views: 2148

Re: What is my Jeep's Capability?

Do you think I can do steel pass? I think its called dedeckera canyon thats the max I want to to, im just worried my grand cherokee is too wide, or its not tall enough or my tires are too small (30x9.5) with my klr I just popped it up and over. but I know I need to be a lot slower, put it in 4 low....
by Older Fossil
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Memories of a good person
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Memories of a good person

I was starting to clean up old files on our web server and came across this picture of Jody Stewart, long time owner and resident of Cerro Gordo. Jody was the person who really began the preservation of the remains of the mine and town. This picture was taken in 1999 and is likely the last time I sa...
by Older Fossil
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: What is my Jeep's Capability?
Replies: 18
Views: 2148

Re: What is my Jeep's Capability?

I think your Jeep is fine for almost all of the roads around DV. Many years ago we had a stock '94 Grand Cherokee Limited that we started exploring the DV area with. We eventually got a 2001 Jeep TJ Wrangler and built it somewhat more for offroading and drove most of the roads in DV, Panamint Valley...
by Older Fossil
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 5
Views: 2399

Disappearing History

I was looking through some older images and realized that a couple of these structures are now gone. I was glad we visited them while they still stood. Feel free to add other images to this thread. https://www.berggreen.org/misc/Arts_Work/Burro_Schmitt_Cabin.jpg Burro Schmitt's Cabin https://www.ber...
by Older Fossil
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Luck Castle
Replies: 1
Views: 1690

Hard Luck Castle

I came across a news story regarding the Hard Luck Castle being listed for sale. https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Fortress-with-16-inch-thick-walls-in-Nevada-13558603.php It has been many years since we've been out that way to see how it has progressed. It still was a ways from being finished ...
by Older Fossil
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 6737

Re: Park Closure

We've been in DVNP for the past five days, staying at the Stovepipe Wells RV park. When we first came in, Sunset CG and Texas Spring CG were open and the vistor's enter was operating under a donation from the Death Valley Natural History Association. Since then things have slowly been getting closed...
by Older Fossil
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 6737

Re: Park Closure

From the park's website: "Important Notice: Partial Government Shutdown Alert 1 , Severity ,closure ,,Important Notice: Partial Government Shutdown The Oasis at Death Valley, Stovepipe Wells, and Panamint Springs are open. Toilets will not cleaned/stocked. NPS campgrounds closed at noon 12/24. Some ...
by Older Fossil
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help
Replies: 15
Views: 5354

Re: Help

Are you sure you are getting the URL of a single image? On some image web sites drilling down to the actual URL of a single image takes some work. Can you give an example of a URL you are trying to embed?

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by Older Fossil
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 6613

Re: Marble Bath

I find it amazing that the NPS has left that bathtub in place for all this time.

Art
by Older Fossil
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fossils from canyon north of Spectrum Cyn
Replies: 7
Views: 2655

Re: Fossils from canyon north of Spectrum Cyn

The little disks with serrated edges definitely look like sections of crinoid stems.
Crinoids were not plants, but filter feeding animals related to starfish.

Art
by Older Fossil
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Racetrack Rock history
Replies: 4
Views: 2242

Re: Racetrack Rock history

The Racetrack rocks have been studied by a number of people over many years. The most recent major scientific research that I know of was led by Dr. Paula Messina at San Jose State.
http://www.sjsu.edu/geology/people/facu ... index.html

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by Older Fossil
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: PanamintValley.com Site
Replies: 16
Views: 6047

Re: South Park loop road repairs in progress

TacoLand wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:53 pm
Getting the database error messages as well when I try to access threads.
Me too! :sad:

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