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by MuleQueen
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 22
Views: 3321

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: 22
Views: 3321

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: 14
Views: 2012

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: 434

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: 11782

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: 31043

by MuleQueen
Sat May 07, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vandals in the Ash Meadow Area
Replies: 63
Views: 31043

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: 4834

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: 22108

"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: 16514

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: 2781

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: 11204

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...
by MuleQueen
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Great Basin NP
Replies: 27
Views: 17039

I think my friends were crestfallen because McGill didn't seem like the town they remembered from their youth. They thought it had declined. Of course, we all idealize the places where we grew up, so if we've been away for decades as they have, our memories are warped by the passing of time. I guess...
by MuleQueen
Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Great Basin NP
Replies: 27
Views: 17039

Lehman Caves is a cool tour to do once. And being a cave, it's always cool in there as well. There are some more remote areas of the park where not too many people go (I'm thinking of an area with "Snake" in the name but can't recall the whole name)--you go east from Baker (the Nevada Baker) to get ...
by MuleQueen
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Delicate move for tortoises
Replies: 2
Views: 5601

Delicate move for tortoises

Desert tortoises being moved to accommodate training at Fort Irwin.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... 850D19.DTL