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by D.A. Wright
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Darwin to China Lake backroad
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: The Darwin to China Lake backroad

All on NWC land. Twice I’ve driven from China Lake into Etcherren Valley, then over to Wildhorse Mesa to tour the petroglyphs on small, private tours. Back in the days before 9/11. There are historic, pre-military places back there. Along the road I took was a standing stage station. Small mining ca...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Across Owens Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Across Owens Lake

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by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)

Hunter Mountain is partially hidden by the Inyos, but I think that is the top of the mountain near left behind the Inyos. Past the Panamints would be the Funerals. Looking at Google Maps, I think the range immediately in front of the Spring Mountains (Charleston) is the northern end of the Nopah Ran...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

In years past there used to be a low powered station in Independence around that frequency. Sometimes there would be something playing, sometimes dead air. Didn’t have much reach, couldn’t pick it up below Lone Pine or above Aberdeen. Also might be something of a spurrious signal eminating from Chin...
by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: A few beginner's question
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: A few beginner's question

I assume a rental. And hopefully he stays to the well traveled paved roads.
by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: A few beginner's question
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: A few beginner's question

jacknv7 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:26 am
Probably too late to suggest that the first trip be postponed to the cooler months. I hope he checks back in as I'd like to know if he survives.
Wonder if his first name is Norman ... ;-)
by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Memories of a good person
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: Memories of a good person

I have a few photos, video and notes from interviews with her as well. Her and Mike passed on too soon.
by D.A. Wright
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Can't access new PM's
Replies: 7
Views: 1541

Re: Can't access new PM's

My inbox appears normal. I had two old PM threads, shows I still have lots of room left.
by D.A. Wright
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2774

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Hope all goes well. The news cycle has all but forgotten Trona’s damage, didn’t focus too closely on Trona’s damage anyway. Looking at Trona on the Web and other online sources I got a better picture as to the real severity. I’ve been through quite a few quakes in June Lake and Ridgecrest and only t...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Spam
Replies: 47
Views: 38394

Re: Spam

And I was just starting to understand Russian ... :dezdan:

Thanks! :thumb:
by D.A. Wright
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: What is my Jeep's Capability?
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: What is my Jeep's Capability?

The first rock staircase on DeDeckera going south is the worst of any of them and looks intimidating first approaching it. It has been a dozen years since I’ve been through there but recall it easier to negotiate than it looks. After the first staircase, the rest are easy. Since your rig is raised I...
by D.A. Wright
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)

OK. I re-read the first paragraphs and realized you came in from the east, via Lida and Fish Lake Valley. Thanks.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)

Superb trip report!

You mentioned traveling to the White Mountains via a White Mountain road instead of via Big Pine. That left me confused. The only alternatives are via Silver Canyon from Laws, or Wyman Canyon from Deep Springs Valley; both would tax the capabilities of a Compass.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: What is my Jeep's Capability?
Replies: 18
Views: 2251

Re: What is my Jeep's Capability?

You will be fine with the BFGs. They have 3-ply sidewalls. I think your tires are 8-ply treads. 25psi will help floatation in the sand, 20 better. Just have the means to air back up once you hit pavement. The sand isn’t normally that bad south of the dunes since the trail is well travelled and packe...