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by D.A. Wright
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Glad to hear. My primary concerns for Trona residents was adaquate water and electricity for swamp cooling and refrigerators. Good to hear of aid efforts.

I still haven’t found any real info on the status of the plant, other than a chimney with a lopsided cap.
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

In the Landers quake, my wife, parents and I were camping at Quaking Aspen campground west of the Kern River north of Kernville. Felt the quake pretty good there. Couldn’t pick up any radio in the car until the radio station in Lake Isabella came on air at 0600, the quake being the focus. My wife an...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Woke up early this morning to news of a new quake, 7.1 magnitude (I am visiting Boise, so it’s an hour earlier). I expect this one is going to hurt.
by D.A. Wright
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest

I doubt it seriously affected the plants, but likely things were shut down. During the years I worked at Trona (1987-2004), there were several moderate quakes without any major issues. The power is out, so the two large power plants at Argus curtailed putting power in the SCE grid. The major crack i...
by D.A. Wright
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest

The video of the burning home at https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/earthquake-california-today-6-4-magnitude-hits-near-ridgecrest-today-2019-07-04-live-updates/ is across the street from my old house when I lived in Ridgecrest. My home was on the north side of California at Holly Canyon; the burning...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing Mt. Whitney Hiker: Last Picture from Badwater
Replies: 8
Views: 624

Re: Missing Mt. Whitney Hiker: Last Picture from Badwater

From what I read, it appears he crammed Whitney into his itinerary. The article mentioned he needed to be home and at work the following day; his plan was to summit, drive to Vegas then take a night flight home and go to work the following morning. Apparently he summited (eyewitnesses). My thought w...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 13
Views: 2119

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

When I lived at Big Pine, I would stop in at the Esmeralda Market in Dyer. Gas prices were always considerably lower than in the Owens Valley. Miscellaneous sundries were far cheaper than KMart in Bishop. Good place to get a cup of coffee, sit on the bench and visit with store employees and other st...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 36
Views: 3029

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

EastCoastWestCoast wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 pm
He is currently going to trucking school to learn to drive an 18 wheel. I'm trying to remain factual in my responses without emotionally charging them, it's not easy after how he treated me.
From photos I’ve seen of him, he’d look like a sequal to a Mad Max vs Duel movie.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three trips worth of finds
Replies: 8
Views: 527

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Thank you for keeping locations under your hat and photos showing backgrounds that offer few clues.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Swansea to Cerro Gordo
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Swansea to Cerro Gordo

I haven’t been recently, but in my experience summer monsoon thunderstorms do more to rearrange the trail than melting snow. Boiler Canyon, in my opinion, is easier run toward Cerro Gordo. The descent has a lot of loose shale, drops nearly 1500 feet in 1.5 miles, is off camber along much of it. Ever...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2574

Re: Some guidance maybe?

Looks like the grill of a 1959 Edsel ... :dezdan:
by D.A. Wright
Tue May 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes
Replies: 39
Views: 2600

Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Cabin still in good shape! I was there last about 1998. Thank you for sharing your trip report and images.
by D.A. Wright
Sat May 25, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 36
Views: 3029

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Never met him or communicated with him, but recall he was prolific on the early DV forums (1990s, early 2000s). In time his name was sullied by his own nefarious actions and people were personally negatively affected. Law enforcement was involved though to my knowledge no action taken. His personal ...
by D.A. Wright
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Hard Luck Castle - anyone else been there?
Replies: 14
Views: 14712

Re: Hard Luck Castle - anyone else been there?

I am wary of crowd source funding, with all the fraudulent schemes coming to light lately. If Randy’s castle page shows a link and plea for support, then I’d trust money would flow to him, and not an imposter.