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by MuleQueen
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism

A number of news media have picked up this story, including several in British Columbia. So even though the locals on the TripAdvisor BC forum became contentious and abusive enough that the threads got closed, his friends and neighbors are going to know, if they don't already. His days are numbered....
by MuleQueen
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism

Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested. This was also posted on TripAdvisor, on the forums for the park and for BC and Grand Forks. The threads on the BC forums were zapped and I got them restored, but they became contentious with one character repeatedly harassing me. A couple of lo...
by MuleQueen
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism
Replies: 10
Views: 822

NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism

Death Valley National Park would like public help in solving a multiple vandalism that occurred during the January 2019 federal government shutdown. These were discovered earlier this year, possibly because they were in remote locations, some of which are often accessible only with 4wd and/or high c...
by MuleQueen
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 30
Views: 8154

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

Howdy, jes. Now and then I get the notion to drop by here and see what's going on. But I think I can be more useful elsewhere in cyberspace. :cool: As for the cell phones, it is true that they sometimes work away from the settled areas … and often they don't. My housemate and I both had challenges t...
by MuleQueen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 30
Views: 8154

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

There used to be that bank of phones, maybe 5-6 of them, alongside the old Furnace Creek General Store, on the east side near the parking lot. There was also one on the outside of the old Post Office, which has now vacated the 328 Greenland Blvd. location and moved into a small building next to the ...
by MuleQueen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress
Replies: 19
Views: 4712

Re: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress

The entire road is being rebuilt - not repaired in the same location, but reconfigured. Once engineers made thorough inspections in preparation for repairs, it was discovered the original road was poorly designed to begin with. It was configured in a way that allowed severe flooding to cause excessi...
by MuleQueen
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Missing the heat in DV this summer
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

Re: Missing the heat in DV this summer

A couple of 125's, I think. I was in the park for several weeks and there were a number of readings in the 120+ range but nothing anywhere near a historic high. Everyone was saying what an unusually cool summer it had been, especially after last year's record breakers. Supt. Mike loves weather recor...
by MuleQueen
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:59 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley in the news
Replies: 28
Views: 12692

Yes, I know where it is, and I am not telling. This paleontologist thinks there ought to be more public access to see these ancient tracks - so is he going to sit there and guard them 24/7 to protect them from cretins like the ones who treated the Racetrack and Devil's Hole like their private playgr...
by MuleQueen
Tue May 10, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vandals in the Ash Meadow Area
Replies: 63
Views: 34345

by MuleQueen
Sat May 07, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vandals in the Ash Meadow Area
Replies: 63
Views: 34345

Thanks, all. I didn’t see this thread before I posted – cross posting on the DV Environment forum. http://www.death-valley.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22957 Years ago, before all the high-tech security, a group of nitwits went diving in Devil’s Hole. I don’t recall the exact number, but 2 or 3 were ne...
by MuleQueen
Sat May 07, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Recent visitors - did you see anything? Devil's Hole vandal
Replies: 3
Views: 6554

Recent visitors - did you see anything? Devil's Hole vandal

The National Park Service and other agencies are offering a reward for info on suspects in a serious case of vandalism at Devil’s Hole in Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge on April 30. If any recent visitors to Death Valley (or any locals) saw anything that could help in the investigation, or rec...
by MuleQueen
Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Devil's Hole Pupfish
Replies: 14
Views: 22841

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." - John Muir

As for OUR money being thrown down a bottomless pit where it does no good, add the hundreds of do-nothings in Congress as further examples.
by MuleQueen
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Encounters w/ dangerous critters in DV area.
Replies: 16
Views: 17284

Honestly, almost never. I've been in and out of Death Valley since the mid-1980s, and probably the most dangerous critters I see are scorpions. I've stayed at Stovepipe Wells off and on for years. In the good old days, when Delores Edwards was GM and it was like a little family operation, the rooms ...
by MuleQueen
Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Thoughts on "Seeing Death Valley"
Replies: 3
Views: 2969

It is a very good video. Not only is it a vast improvement over the one that was being shown before the visitor center renovation, but the content, photography, and narration are top professional quality. The previous one was semi-amateur, with lots of typos in the captions, and even those were dist...
by MuleQueen
Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 12119

I haven't been here in quite awhile. Unfortunately, there is such a thing as "a life" and I have one, :razz: Have been trying to get back to Death Valley but didn't make it this year because I took a Midwest trip instead, then felt the need to economize after spending that $$. Now I am back on a cla...