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by netllama
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: trip in March
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: trip in March

Darwin Falls' upper reaches are extremely treacherous. Unless you are an expert talus/scree/exposure champion with no fear, it's a no-go. I made it about half-way once before chickening out. Be very careful if you do go. I completely disagree. Not that I wish to be disagreeable, but I don't like ex...
by netllama
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Park Closure

The dirt roads can be closed because they belong to the Park Service. The paved roads cannot be closed because they are state roads. They were not closed during any of the previous shutdowns. Does anybody really think that current government of California will close state roads? Aren't even some of...
by netllama
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 1804

Re: Park Closure

D.A. Wright wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 pm
I’ve heard people are taking advantage of the lack of law enforcement and are running around off road and tearing up stuff.
Do you have some form of proof, or is this just a rumor?
by netllama
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirteen days in the Sahara
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Thirteen days in the Sahara

OMG thanks for sharing such a thrilling experience. If and when I ever feel complete about Death Valley I might try to trace a few of your footsteps. Thanks again for sharing the world! Thanks. I don't know that anyone will ever feel complete about Death Valley, as there's always something new to e...
by netllama
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirteen days in the Sahara
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Thirteen days in the Sahara

Wow, this is really cool, nice trip! In 1972 I hitch-hiked across the Sahara from Algiers to Niamey (and then onward, many more miles in Africa). When I applied for my first non-corridor Grand Canyon permit, and they asked what desert experience I had, I said I'd crossed the Sahara. No further ques...
by netllama
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirteen days in the Sahara
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Thirteen days in the Sahara

What ... a ... trip. I always enjoy checking out your photos & trip reports. Just finished the first day by day report and plan on tackling the second motorbike one once I brew up another cup of coffee. I laughed multiple times while reading the first one and really wish that I'd been more diligent...
by netllama
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirteen days in the Sahara
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Thirteen days in the Sahara

Continuing my periodic, ongoing series of trips to the world 's deserts , I've recently returned from spending time in the Sahara desert, the largest of this planet's many deserts. More specifically, I spent nearly 2 weeks exploring very remote corners of the nation of Mauritania. Some of you may be...
by netllama
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Namibia
Replies: 9
Views: 6180

Re: Namibia

Wow. That looks like a trip of a lifetime. Some time ago I noticed Fish River on Google Maps, and kind of ogled it on screen, thinking what it would be like to see that country in person. Your photos are great! Thanks! As it turns out, I'm going back next year, in late November, and I plan to visit...
by netllama
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Owlshead Microwave Tower and DV phone service
Replies: 8
Views: 1732

Re: Hill 254

Candace_66 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:10 am
So I'm not sure if I should put this on my peaks list as 254 feet, or 280+ feet. :biggrin:
I don't suppose you brought a GPS with you, which would have given you an independent reading?
by netllama
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Devil's Hole crime update
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Thanks for the update

Those idiots got off way too easy. On a positive note, the Devil's Hole pupfish census for this year is up, which is good news. https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/science-and-technology/population-of-devils-hole-pupfish-surges-in-latest-count/ A year in a federal penitentiary, and a felony on his r...
by netllama
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mosaic Canyon Road is closed through June 30, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Mosaic Canyon Road is closed through June 30, 2019

Just noticed this:
https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1050782153384939520


Anyone have more info on exactly what they're doing out there that necessitates the closure?
by netllama
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coyote melons in Australia? Cockatoos like to eat them!
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: Coyote melons in Australia? Cockatoos like to eat them!

Wow, those are some gorgeous photos. I saw a ton of these things in Western Australia, just as you described. They were mostly in the temperate region about halfway between Perth & Broome.
by netllama
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Australia in 5500 miles
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Re: Australia in 5500 miles

The only place you mentioned that I have been to is Purnululu NP (Bungle Bungles)! :biggrin: That was in 2008. I spent a full day there, and I think I did the same hikes. My recent (May-June of this year) trip began and ended in Darwin. At least the driving part. And I concluded that if I return, I...
by netllama
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Australia in 5500 miles
Replies: 4
Views: 1431

Australia in 5500 miles

After a 5 year hiatus , I've returned from another month long trip to Australia. Australia is west of the Rockies, right? If you keep going west long enough, everywhere is west of the Rockies! This time, I spent most of the trip in Western Australia, which is nearly twice as large as Alaska. The tri...