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by johnc
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Park may be getting bigger
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Re: The Park may be getting bigger

On the Surprise Canyon river designations. They may be trying to put another nail in the coffin for closing the road to Panamint City.
by johnc
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Panamint City Water Conditions 2/13/16
Replies: 9
Views: 5481

[/quote].............. but I didn't know you could take dogs off road in DV![/quote] This is a link the Parks info on pets: http://www.nps.gov/deva/planyourvisit/pets.htm It does say no dogs on "trails", but the path up to Panamint City is actually a ROAD that was closed to vehicle traffic. And the ...
by johnc
Tue May 19, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 534
Views: 234509

What are the tags on the sign post?

The sign post has what looks like stamped tags on it. Anyone know the purpose? AAA publishes maps of DV. I found them very useful for the most part. I did use one that was published a year before the expansion. I thought my navigation was off a tad when the border on the map did not match the signs ...
by johnc
Tue May 19, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 534
Views: 234509

"snow removel" sign

The road that leaves 190 and joins with Saline Valley road had a county sign stating "no snow removel" years ago. I do not know if it is there anymore.
by johnc
Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 3408

Bogus Title

Why is the word "Conservation" in this plan? That implies we are saving something. You can't be "Conserving" powerplants that do not exist. Oh, maybe it's so people will see the words "Desert" and "Conservation" and go no further without knowing what the real intent is?
by johnc
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Graffiti vandalism on Telescope
Replies: 10
Views: 7924

acrylic paint

She claims she used acrylic paint. Wonder what the resistance is to UV exposure? I also wonder if the acid in urine will break it down as well. That would be an instagram to post just for her.
by johnc
Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Graffiti vandalism on Telescope
Replies: 10
Views: 7924

Found

by johnc
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Racetrack Playa Sailing Stones Mystery Solved
Replies: 7
Views: 4564

No-wind movement scenario

I was thinking about the water being displaced by the wind, and thought up this scenario:
The water is displaced by a sustained wind, and freezes. Once the freeze starts to thaw, the water seeks equilibrium, moving the ice sheets without any wind.
Maybe that is why we see the "u-turn" trails?
by johnc
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: What can my truck do?
Replies: 4
Views: 2807

No doubt you've heard this........

"Ranger hummers do it all the time".
by johnc
Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Manmade(?) "channel" in Panamint Valley ???
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

sites like this across the desert

Many years ago, I was flying near Calico ghost town. To the west there was a straight line of these running for miles. Must have been an attempt to make many "claims" with a backhoe all at once. Bet you could foul up a future land use with a stunt like this.
by johnc
Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: What happened to the Manson Family Bus?
Replies: 10
Views: 8113

tales a-twisting

Kind of like soaking at the springs again. I used to just relax and listen to all the tales re-told, and the twists they would take. Things like the DNA of the murdered couple found on bedsheets at the Wolfman cabin by the Yolo county sheriff. Too bad it happened decades before DNA testing was avail...
by johnc
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: What happened to the Manson Family Bus?
Replies: 10
Views: 8113

Cut up?

A long ago post somewhere stated someone created a counterfeit bus and wanted to display it. The poster said the original was then cut up to hide the truth.
by johnc
Thu May 24, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Questions about the mountainside airstrip in Saline Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 6490

thanks for the info

Thanks for the info. The story I got was there was a tiedown spot up there too.
by johnc
Wed May 09, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Questions about the mountainside airstrip in Saline Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 6490

nope, it is another strip

The link shows a landing at the Chicken Strip. The strip I am referring to is in the hills past the Burro Spring. The hills are quite a distance from the road. I have seen the general location, and it is way before petroglyph canyon, so it must be just a mile or so past the Burro Spring.
by johnc
Tue May 08, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Questions about the mountainside airstrip in Saline Valley
Replies: 9
Views: 6490

Questions about the mountainside airstrip in Saline Valley

I remember some mention about it a long while back. This is the airstrip on the side of the mountains on the way to steel pass. Can it be hiked to via the route up peace mountain? Does anyone know the coordinates, and can it be seen from satellite views? Or better yet, anyone have pictures? Any refe...