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by greatbasinguide
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clarification of wilderness boundaries sought
Replies: 22
Views: 13659

Great portions of "our public lands" are currently innaccessible to the majority of Americans because of the dangers and logistics involved with the lack of water in the Death Valley area, and the fact that one cannot haul enough of it to keep one alive in areas innaccsessible to motor vehicles. I ...
by greatbasinguide
Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: China Garden Spring (and Zinc Hill) - anyone been there?
Replies: 4
Views: 4400

I have gone to the top of the first falls starting from China Garden, it is a pleasant hike. It can be heavily brushed over, but sometimes the burro trails make it an easy walk.

I recommend it.
by greatbasinguide
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: giant off-road loop - Am I crazy?
Replies: 17
Views: 11369

Hunter Mountain could have snow on the road, depends on what happens this winter. Lippincott also depends somewhat on how much rain, if it has wash outs it gets trickier. I have taken a full size Dodge Pickup with kids in the bed up Lippincott with no problems, I have also come down in a Dodge Raide...
by greatbasinguide
Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Carrizo Plains-Here come the Oilmen Bucko
Replies: 15
Views: 11836

I dunno. I do not think we need to put the solar plants out in the country. Seems to me there are enough flat roofs just in Los Angeles to contain all possible solar aparratus.

Leave the power generation in the cities where it is needs, save a lot of power poles.
by greatbasinguide
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Great Basin NP
Replies: 27
Views: 12422

Well done, I leave out the pimple part, just tell the little munchkins that Nevada's highest Peak, Boundary Peak is not entirely in Nevada, so it isn't the highest peak in Nevada.

A quibble, but gets their minds aworkin'
by greatbasinguide
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Carrizo Plains-Here come the Oilmen Bucko
Replies: 15
Views: 11836

Isn't Carrizo located on the San Andreas fault? How advisable is it to drill for oil/gas along fault lines?
can be good,

Also important to note that there are current plans to cover 10,000 acres (I think that is the figure it is huge) in solar panels in the valley
by greatbasinguide
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Great Basin NP
Replies: 27
Views: 12422

I like to stump my Nevada History students with it, some have figured it out, some not:) :idea:
by greatbasinguide
Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Great Basin NP
Replies: 27
Views: 12422

Camp at the high campground, lush Aspen forests, hike to the summit of Wheeler peak, the highest mountain in Nevada but not Nevada's highest mountain, a puzzle for you. You can also hike to a natural arch. Mt. Moriah across the way is about as isolated as you can find anywhere, and scenic. If you ne...
by greatbasinguide
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Titus Canyon - March 9, 2008
Replies: 15
Views: 8915

It is a great bicycle run, from the top of the pass to the paved road, it is all down hill. Either stash your bike in the desert and hitchhike back to your car or get someone to drop you off and pick you up. Well worth it.
by greatbasinguide
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Taking Children into Saline Valley ?
Replies: 14
Views: 6475

Children

My children started going to Saline Valley as very young children. By the time my son was in fifth grade and the boys pulled out girlie magazines to oogle, he said the fifth grade equivalent of , "ain't no big deal" He first came down Lippincott mine road in his car seat, first came through Steele P...
by greatbasinguide
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:58 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: BALLARAT/ GOLER WASH/ BARKER RANCH ROAD CONDITIONS? APRIL 08
Replies: 1
Views: 4321

I would be surprised if you cannot make it to Barker with that vehicle, from the West.
by greatbasinguide
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Walk from Pleasant Canyon to Panamint City
Replies: 9
Views: 7669

Thanks Wheezer. It appears that it is a walk of about 5 miles into Panamint City from Chris Wicht with an elevation gain of about 3,000 feet. Sound Right? And another 5 miles and a thousand more feet of elevation gain to Hungry Bills. Then 11 more miles from Hungry Bills to the west side road. Sound...
by greatbasinguide
Sun Mar 02, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Walk from Pleasant Canyon to Panamint City
Replies: 9
Views: 7669

Walk from Pleasant Canyon to Panamint City

How is the walk from Pleasant Canyon to Panamint City, is there a preferred route?

Thanks,
Richard
by greatbasinguide
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Camping Recommendation
Replies: 4
Views: 4264

A great place to camp is the Inyo Mine, you can wander around and see the stuff, and you can go into the mine.
by greatbasinguide
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Bobcat attack?
Replies: 12
Views: 6793

Be near a water source at sunset or sunrise.