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by D.A. Wright
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Painful! Dry-nose desert syndrome?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Painful! Dry-nose desert syndrome?

I have had the outter part of the nostrils dry out and irritate, but nothing deep. A little dab of Vaseline usually did the trick, though I don’t like the feeling akin to a bad runny nose. Having been born and raised in the Mojave Desert, lived in Trona for five years and worked there for 20 years, ...
by D.A. Wright
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Don't aggravate the magma!
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Don't aggravate the magma!

Might get some nice aerial views ... :D
by D.A. Wright
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Travel beyond end of Keane tramway
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Travel beyond end of Keane tramway

I don't usually take time to watch videos, but do recall quite a few photos. It seems I recall he got up pretty close to the Big Bell Mine.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Travel beyond end of Keane tramway
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Travel beyond end of Keane tramway

If I remember right, Death Valley Dazed posted quite an extensive thread on the area above the mill and mine, with lots of photos and video. He posted after he attended the Keane Wonder reopening ceremonies.
by D.A. Wright
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Hate to sound like a broken record, but your photos are gorgeous!
by D.A. Wright
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mysterious Mustache Memorial
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Mysterious Mustache Memorial

Thanks. You caught my subtle hint ... :cool: I think your post has merit, showing a pretty neat and unique memorial that some one cares for. It’s location makes me think someone went to lengths to keep it secure as possible. Maybe not. Even if it were some oddity like artwork or something, I’d keep ...
by D.A. Wright
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mysterious Mustache Memorial
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: Mysterious Mustache Memorial

No clue. Looks like someone went to considerable work to create and set it up. Its location appears to be so it will go unoticed except by very few. Now that anyone with a GPS can get there, I wonder how long it will go unmolested.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada
Replies: 11
Views: 787

Re: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada

A Coleman on the tailgate, a bottle of wine, and something good from a can atop one of the high points with a view is a wonderful thing.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Park may be getting bigger
Replies: 12
Views: 993

Re: The Park may be getting bigger

Yes, it is a nice, peaceful walk. Try convincing that to owners of property and patented mines up there. Since the creation and expansion of the Park to include Panamint City, I assume they lost their properties and rights; and have to continue paying their property taxes for “their” holdings.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Get your kayaks ready. It might be 2004 all over again :grin:
by D.A. Wright
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing

Sunlight and water spray. That is why the narrow window. The sun has to be in a particular angle and time of day.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backcountry Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Backcountry Navigation

Back to your original question. Any map based, hand held GPS will do what you asked for. Tell you where you are, where you’ve been, help you backtrack, how far you have gone and plenty of other useful data. Just do some comparison shopping to find one that fits your budget. Also comparison shopping ...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: FYI - there are two Reddit communities for DV
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: FYI - there are two Reddit communities for DV

I’m internet challenged ... isn’t “reddit” the sound a frog makes? :dezdan:
by D.A. Wright
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved
Replies: 11
Views: 938

Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

How about a first person account from someone involved in the search and recovery.

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/sear ... y-germans/