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by D.A. Wright
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?

The owner of the website and author is a retired Carson City Sheriffs Department detective, whom I met after he sought me out for consultation in this case. We still communicate almost daily. It was a sad but fascinating story.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?
Replies: 6
Views: 80

Re: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?

Here is a link to an interesting account of an elderly man in poor health who hiked successfully across to the west side in the middle of August with temps in the high one-teens. He didn’t return. Nor did he wan’t to ...

https://desertfog.org/projects/finding-norman-2/
by D.A. Wright
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living in Beatty
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: Living in Beatty

Intersting question. You might get a whole slew of intersting answers. There is at least one board member here who has lived in Beatty, thus can give a better point of view than I. However, I have lived in small towns all my life in the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin, thus I can give my observati...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Water Source info?
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: Water Source info?

Of the springs on your list, I have only experience with Pleasant, Anvil and Coulter. But it has been about 21-22 years with Coulter and Pleasant, and 18 years with Anvil since passing by. I imagine drought years since have impacted them so that my description may not be accurate. Anvil: Yards below...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley Natl Pk; Racetrack Valley, Ubehebe and Lost Burro Peaks Nov 21-22, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Death Valley Natl Pk; Racetrack Valley, Ubehebe and Lost Burro Peaks Nov 21-22, 2018

Beautiful views from points of view that I’ve never been to. Thank you!
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 1198

Re: Park Closure

It was mentioned on the morning and evening network news. Didn’t mention DVNP in particular, but if it is happening elsewhere, then it might be just a matter of time before it happens here.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 1198

Re: Park Closure

I’ve heard people are taking advantage of the lack of law enforcement and are running around off road and tearing up stuff.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: People watching while Geo-watching
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: People watching while Geo-watching

I have no desire to shoot professionally. I tried that road once. I quickly learned that wasn’t for me, as the techicalities drained the fun out of taking photos. The composition is what pleases me. And, as Candace mentioned, is all the photos to look at later. I’ve got tens of thousands of my image...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: People watching while Geo-watching
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: People watching while Geo-watching

Yes I understand the point you allude to. Due to force of a near lifelong ingrained habit, I’ve viewed my world through the viewfinder, then later the low res LCD display of early digital cameras, and whatever acronym smart phone displays are now these days, flitting around from place to place in my...
by D.A. Wright
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 1159

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

:lol: That’s probably because you were trying to get that rental Hummer H3 off those roads before it self destructed ... ;-) Yeah, we had radios. All of us had CBs but you, all of us including you had FRS, so that is what we used except for occasional talk on the CBs. I was having transmission probl...
by D.A. Wright
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 1159

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

I generally stay slow on the washboards. Takes strict discipline when you’re going less than 25mph and just getting to the rock cairn marking the road up Lippincott and you are headed to the springs. Once, trying to keep up with a group of board members after dark in ‘08 heading to PSR after running...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 1159

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

The tracks are of the Trona Railway. In the scene just previous you can see the Trona Pinnacles and Pilot Knob. The Trona Railway runs along the pinnacles to interchange withe the Union Pacific at Searles.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images

Actually, I spent more than an hour creating my reply, rereading and editing countless times, adding details and making corrections ... :lol: My interpretation of #10 was south from Gold Point, over Slate Ridge (Stateline ghost town) and accessing BP-DV road via Crankshaft or near Little Sand Spring...
by D.A. Wright
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images

I’ll chime in on this for some northern entrances. I didn’t see the ones I am highlighting on your list. If already mentioned, my apologies. You mentioned one from NV266 via Gold Point via Oriental Wash, there are others via NV266 and CA168. (By the way, you can enter Oriental Wash from US95 or NV26...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Spam
Replies: 39
Views: 30235

Re: Spam

So did I. Never have seen this tactic before.