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by TrailHound
Wed May 27, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley NP closure - my pics
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: Death Valley NP closure - my pics

Thank you for these pictures. We need something to sustain us until we can get back to Death Valley from the east coast.
by TrailHound
Wed May 13, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blackturtle Plant Porn and '52 Plane Crash
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Blackturtle Plant Porn and '52 Plane Crash

Steve Hall documents the hike to the plane. It's not easy.

http://www.panamintcity.com/cottonwood/albatross.html
by TrailHound
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism
Replies: 10
Views: 968

Re: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism

Grand Forks is a rather small town, population 4049, about 300 miles east of Vancouver. How hard could it be to ID this idiot? The off-roading community there must know who this is. Extradition from Canada for something that might well be settled as a misdemeanor is another matter. Two of the three ...
by TrailHound
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

MojaveGeek - My picture is from March, 2015. It is astonishing how much changed in 3 years. A lot of gravel came down.
by TrailHound
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon

We have hiked the Golden Canyon/Gower Gulch loop twice. I do not remember a scrambling section like this one at all. Did these guys miss a turn?

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by TrailHound
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Before entering the end of Room Canyon, this feature must be crawled under. It's what MojaveGeek is asking about.

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by TrailHound
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

The pick axes were a tongue-in-cheek suggestion. ;-) The park did a 180 on this canyon. At first, it was a secret. Then, I saw ranger guided hikes listed on the park web site. I imagine that the boulders put an end to that. This notice is from November, 2014. https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscel...
by TrailHound
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

bluegreen kayak - Digital cameras capture an astonishing amount of detail in the shadows. A small amount of work in Photoshop will bring it out. Those boulders are a crumbly conglomerate. I wonder if a couple of guys with pick axes could chop a path through? https://photos.smugmug.com/Nature/Miscell...
by TrailHound
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Thanks for posting this report. It is all that those of us stranded in the east will see of DV for a while.

Did Room Canyon still have these big boulders impeding the way to the end?

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by TrailHound
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Closed

Having just cancelled a trip to DV for April 1-6, I fully understand your frustration. We booked the trip in January and spent the next 3 months fretting about the weather. What if it's 100+ degrees and you can't hike safely? Well, the forecast for Thursday (would have been our first hike) is high 8...
by TrailHound
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1521

Re: Closed

I cancelled a reservation at the Atomic Inn in Beatty two days ago. They must have been open as someone answered the phone. I don't know if they plan to stay open or if Beatty will shutdown. It would be a shame to lose the small businesses in Beatty if they can't survive with no customers.
by TrailHound
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: April 1 to 6
Replies: 5
Views: 1931

Re: April 1 to 6

Well, crap! Since we live in Florida and would have to fly to DV, this trip is cancelled. At least, Delta is handing out refunds as flight credits, no questions asked. With the weather warming, this trip is postponed to October or November. F***ing virus. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
by TrailHound
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: DEVA Updates From Feb 5th - 10th
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: DEVA Updates From Feb 5th - 10th

The building in the picture is next door to the Happy Burro restaurant. I don't know if it is in use or not.