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by badtux
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KEANE WONDER MINE IS REOPENING
Replies: 19
Views: 6020

Re: KEANE WONDER MINE IS REOPENING

The Keane Wonder Mine was mined with room-and-pillar of the main ore body, which was far larger than a shaft. Pillars of ore were used to hold the roof up. When the mine closed because the main ore body's limits had been reached, the last thing that was done was to pull out the pillars, starting fro...
by badtux
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Mo water questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2396

Re: Mo water questions

There is always water in Grapevine Canyon on Saline Valley Road. There is usually water in multiple places on Hunter Mountain too around Jackass Spring. One problem with some of the springs (but not those two) is that they're protected by really thick brush, if you keep going down Jackass Canyon aft...
by badtux
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Quartz Spring, Burro or Rest Springs flow????
Replies: 7
Views: 3732

Re: Quartz Spring, Burro or Rest Springs flow????

Looking at those springs on Google Earth, it doesn't look promising. No surface water, no brush that could be hiding surface water.
by badtux
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

Re: Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles

Yeah, the plastic handle ones were pretty much disposable in the first place. I had two of them, one purchased in 2006, one purchased in 2014. Both still show in the middle of the green on the little dial so recharging wasn't an issue with them. Them not working, on the other hand :). I already fill...
by badtux
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: South Park loop road repairs in progress
Replies: 13
Views: 5963

Re: South Park loop road repairs in progress

Yep, PanamintValley.com won't let people post right now for whatever reason. At least the information is still there. Regarding the notion that eliminating Chicken Rock is "opening up the backcountry", the road above there is really, really rough. Plus the road up to the Briggs camp has become reall...
by badtux
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Panamint Hilton Work
Replies: 42
Views: 23950

Excuse me, but I did speak up. I said that the hole used by the packrat needed to be sealed up and the semi-destroyed mattress removed from the Hilton but that's all the Hilton needed. You took it on yourself do do far more than anybody even conceived you'd do. Burning cabinet doors? For realz? Shee...
by badtux
Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Panamint Hilton Work
Replies: 42
Views: 23950

Lack of imagination is no excuse for throwing out things that people use.
by badtux
Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

I think your information is outdated. There was a time, years ago, when the Outback was a trim level. Its been a separate model for many years, and the Impreza is a separate model, as is the Legacy. See http://www.subaru.com So to answer your question, I have a 2011 Outback. The "Outback" model on ...
by badtux
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

My old Chevette was better offroad than my Subie, other than the lack of traction due to being one-wheel-drive. I have to respectfully disagree. I've had very few issues with my Outback offroad (including driving down Lippencott), and no real damage (as long as you don't count desert pinstriping). ...
by badtux
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

I will say his Subie wasn't done up like a low clearance street car. I know what those look like. His also wasn't lifted as far as I could tell. If the day ever comes that I need to buy a "car" Subies will definitely be in the running. Having had one, I have to say that they're terrible offroad unl...
by badtux
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

Well, a stock Jeep Rubicon *can* be driven pretty much anywhere, as long as you're willing to stack a few rocks now and then and aren't too worried about body damage. I have some dents on my undercarriage from Poison Gulch plus a dent in my rocker panel to prove that :).
by badtux
Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

One thing I'll note about an Impreza, Candace, is that if you can get the nose over obstacles, everything else under the car is pretty well tucked in. There's not a lot of clearance but pretty much everything is tucked above the level of the floor pans. Well, a 10 year old Impreza, anyhow. I don't k...
by badtux
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

Having taken a Chevy Chevette a lot of places where it was "impossible" to take a car like that, I can attest that if you don't care how much damage you do to a regular small passenger car (I paid $800 for the Chevette, it was a beater to begin with!), it can indeed go places you wouldn't expect. Th...
by badtux
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

Maybe if he stopped to stack rocks and fill in gullies every five feet...
by badtux
Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd current condition
Replies: 31
Views: 12468

Not sure how a wider truck would have made it. A wider truck would have needed to run its tires up on the side wall slightly, same way that wider trucks get through the squeezes in Dedekera. Of course, if you panic and steer too far into the side wall you'll go right over and tumble hundreds of fee...