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by TrailHound
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: October Trip Planning
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: October Trip Planning

I added up our trips. I didn't realize that we have been in DV 20 times in 19 years. Where did those 19 years go? When we were last in Jayhawker Canyon in 2010, someone had marked the easiest path from the road into the canyon by building cairns and rock linings. It was a pretty substantial effort t...
by TrailHound
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada

Check your PM
by TrailHound
Wed May 29, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada

If you check Ebay regularly, the Nevada set will turn up sooner or later along with every other state. NG discontinued this product years ago. Caltopo.com is an alternative source of topos.
by TrailHound
Sun May 26, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 36
Views: 1516

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

MojaveGeek wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:33 am
You are more reckless than I to have clicked on that link, but thanks for letting me know what I missed :)
I run both McAfee and Malwarebytes. Hopefully, not much can get past them.
by TrailHound
Fri May 24, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 36
Views: 1516

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

I never heard of this guy. His website appears to be written by someone whose native language is not English. I clicked on this https://bengkelbola88.net link that was in the site. It goes to some Asian casino in a foreign language. The whole thing looks like a scam to me. I wonder if DVJ really exi...
by TrailHound
Fri May 10, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

Here is the LA Times article A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley A small Cessna soared high above the Mojave Desert recently, its engine growling in the choppy morning air. As the aircraft skirted the mountains on the edge of Death Valley National Park, a clutch of passe...
by TrailHound
Fri May 10, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Moose sighted in Death Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 365

Re: Moose sighted in Death Valley

Their decorator was really into dead animals: bones, heads, and stuffed whole. It's not my taste, but whatever. Maybe they thought it would give the place a rough, tough, macho look.
by TrailHound
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: March 2019 trip

If you have a digital camera that produces RAW files, then Lightroom can work wonders on the dynamic range. It astonished me to see how much the camera captured in the highlights and shadows that could be brought out by moving a few sliders. Ansel Adams had to do a ton of darkroom work to accomplish...
by TrailHound
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts About Metal Detectors
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Re: Thoughts About Metal Detectors

36 Code of Federal Regulations 2.1(a)(7) prohibits: Possessing or using a mineral or metal detector, magnetometer, side scan sonar, other metal detecting device, or subbottom profiler. So, for a start, it's illegal. Artifacts belong to the public which is you and me. If they are dug up and removed, ...
by TrailHound
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: March 2019 trip

A sensational report. Thank you, thank you, for posting. What is wrong with the night shot of Badwater Basin? I love it.
by TrailHound
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28

That lamb is the cutest thing I have ever seen.
by TrailHound
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada
Replies: 12
Views: 1592

Re: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada

What kind of menu did the VFW post have? Is it all hamburgers or can you get lighter fare like chicken or fish? Someone on Yelp claimed that smoking was allowed. Is that true? If so, it's a deal breaker for us. Thank you for any help!
by TrailHound
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: Some guidance maybe?

Once you have your pictures somewhere on the internet, follow these instruction to get them into a post. Type a [ img ] , the link to your picture, and a [ /img ] It will look like this [ img ] https://www.pictures.com/mypicture.jpg [ /img ] The actual link to your picture will be different than thi...
by TrailHound
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Low Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 885

Re: Low Snow

Years ago, we hiked Jayhawker Canyon in early March. There was still snow in the shadows.