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by TrailHound
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

Thanks for posting these reports. They are a great read and a guide for future trips.
by TrailHound
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Stargazing with a telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 332

Re: Stargazing with a telescope

Try Dante's View. You can drive a paved road to 5475 feet above sea level. There are good sky views in all directions.
by TrailHound
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley weather
Replies: 26
Views: 1532

Re: Death Valley weather

Death Valley holds the world heat record of 134F recorded on 7/10/1913. The old record of 136.4F recorded at Al Azizia, Libya, on 9/13/1922 has been disallowed. See here: https://maps.wunderground.com/blog/weatherhistorian/comment.html?entrynum=89&page=2 There are some who say that the DV record is ...
by TrailHound
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Australia in 5500 miles
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Australia in 5500 miles

There is more to Australia than I knew. Great pictures, thanks for posting!
by TrailHound
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Dantes View renovation - I'm impressed, here's why
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Dantes View renovation - I'm impressed, here's why

Thanks for posting the pictures. I understand that areas of heavy visitation have to be able to withstand the crowds. But, I will miss the ability to walk right up to the edge and look down.
by TrailHound
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pinto Peak
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Pinto Peak

Thank you for posting this report. We attempted the route a few years ago, but turned around a few miles from the peak for various reasons. The road bed is not hard to see looking across a distance where it is foreshortened. Up close, you can be standing on top of it and not see it. Much of it is vi...
by TrailHound
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 1532

Re: Marble Bath

ETAV8R wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:50 am
I have discussed this area with other people whom I know that have found it. The general consensus is that there is a strange feeling in the area. One is welcome to visit but not to stay. YMMV.
Maybe you felt a mountain lion's eyes on you.
by TrailHound
Mon May 28, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Exit Big Blue - forgotten images
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Exit Big Blue - forgotten images

If you are going out alone, spend the 300 bucks on a PLB. It can save your life.

Super accomplishment, thanks for posting!
by TrailHound
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: May 12-19, Telescope and Panamint City
Replies: 7
Views: 799

Re: May 12-19, Telescope and Panamint City

A trip report for Telescope Peak is here. Of course, snow conditions could change a lot by May 12.

http://www.mtsanjacinto.info/viewtopic. ... d0419e6539
by TrailHound
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Hiking Death Valley - Second Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 1215

Re: Hiking Death Valley - Second Edition

Sidewinder Canyon is not "extremely difficult." The park service continues their tradition of discouraging the ordinary tourists from doing stuff that would get the tourists in trouble.
by TrailHound
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buckwheat Dunes
Replies: 16
Views: 1773

Re: Buckwheat Dunes

Wow! Those are some really nice pictures. You have a good eye. Thank you for sharing.
by TrailHound
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Road To Surprise Canyon Trailhead
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Re: Road To Surprise Canyon Trailhead

I once had a car with the donut spare. I bought a wheel and a real spare tire just for the peace of mind.
by TrailHound
Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buckwheat Dunes
Replies: 16
Views: 1773

Re: Buckwheat Dunes

Can you post pictures other than Facebook? I don't have a Facebook account and never will. Thanks.
by TrailHound
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Strava Map
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: Death Valley Strava Map

John Morrow wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:39 am
Who here uses Strava? Why?
https://www.strava.com/

Personally, I wouldn't take one as a gift, but that's just me.
by TrailHound
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Super Bloom Predictions - time off work - help!
Replies: 11
Views: 1525

Re: Super Bloom Predictions - time off work - help!

There are always some flowers even in the driest years. This year, you will not see the vast carpets of flowers found in the wet years.