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by D.A. Wright
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Spam
Replies: 39
Views: 27783

Re: Spam

So did I. Never have seen this tactic before.
by D.A. Wright
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Manly Beacon Light Show
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Manly Beacon Light Show

Wow! Gorgeous colors! And that ridge scared the s**t outta me! Thank you for your efforts and risk.
by D.A. Wright
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird GPS Error
Replies: 15
Views: 1562

Re: Weird GPS Error

This thought came to me early on, but I stayed quiet until I heard more. Are your computer ports or USB ports that you plug your GPS into fuctioning normally? If the software controlling data exchange is malfunctioning, it might have caused an issue. My 12 year old Toshiba laptop is experiencing som...
by D.A. Wright
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

Yes, it seems big fires are becoming the norm. Up here in north-central Nevada we haven’t seen the mountains 2 miles away since the Carr Fire (Redding, CA) broke out, skies have been dishwater gray and you can’t see clouds. The sun completely dissappears when it drops toward the horizon in the last ...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

Lived in June Lake in the 1970s and 1980s. Loved to hike the backcountry. Less fires in those days, so didn’t have to dodge smoke bombs.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV

Whitney is in shadow and hard to see well to the left of CG, where the Inyos seem to disappear. I think that’s Mt. Williamson poking out from behind CG.
by D.A. Wright
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV
Replies: 13
Views: 1598

Re: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV

I believe it is Cerro Gordo Peak, the smaller, conical looking mountain.
by D.A. Wright
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Stargazing with a telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: What about Lee Flat

Lee Flat a few miles north of Highway 190 might be good unless there is some light pollution from Lone Pine or Bishop? Lone Pine and Bishop, no. But there might be some glow on the southern skyline in long exposure shots; this due to Ridgecrest, the southern Mojave cities (the Victor Valley, Palmda...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Stargazing with a telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 650

Re: Stargazing with a telescope

I’ve seen some amazing night sky shots from Bonnie Clair dry lake, just inside Nevada east of Scotty’s Castle.

A note, the farther south you go in the park, the more light polution you get from Las Vegas.
by D.A. Wright
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area
Replies: 9
Views: 1284

Re: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area

I’ve met long distance hikers who cached supplies at strategic locations, but don’t know the details of their teqniques. Logic tells me that sealed stainless metal containers would protect contents. GPS coordinates a must, both on maps (for backup in case of dead batteries at the wrong time) and pro...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley weather
Replies: 26
Views: 2562

Re: Death Valley weather

Lingenfelter has a discussion regarding the record high in his book DEATH VALLEY & THE AMARGOSA. I believe official standards for instrument boxes have changed since then.
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley weather
Replies: 26
Views: 2562

Re: Death Valley weather

Maybe DV will recapture the heat record for the world once again.
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghost Town for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 2026

Re: Ghost Town for sale

The photos in the articles show the overall condition of the town as it is now. I’ve made many visits to CG between 1974-2008, knew Mike and Jody, and can tell you that the results of their efforts advanced at glacial speeds. Isolation, costs, the need for employment out of the area, the maintenance...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Cerro Gord0 SOLD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1417

Re: Cerro Gord0 SOLD!!!

Might be indicative of the buyers ... :roll:
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress
Replies: 5
Views: 1542

Re: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress

So how was the taco?

Don’t know if you’ve seen it, but their is a 360 rotating webcam on top of that building. It is found at:

http://timbisha.com/index.php/weather