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by netllama
Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 182

Re: Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan

Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:41 pm

I am not clear what they mean by the "vehicle support facility". I've been out there twice and the only permanent type structure beside the NPS latrine is a smaller trailer/mobile home where the volunteer docent lives. I can't remember his name.
Lizard Lee
by netllama
Fri May 10, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

Can anyone point me towards a map of where in Panamint Valley they're looking to do this? There's a map in this PDF: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/projects/nepa/120541/168871/205522/Appendix_C_Biological_Assessment_Panamint_508.pdf Seems to be the east side of the valley, which I thoug...
by netllama
Wed May 08, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

Thanks jacknv7. Seems like if this project is approved, PV is going to be dramatically changed. Lithium mining often requires a lot of digging, and then creating vast evaporation pools to capture the lithium.
by netllama
Wed May 08, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

Apparently an Australian mining company wants to mine for lithium in Panamint Valley:
https://www.latimes.com/local/californi ... story.html
by netllama
Wed May 01, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: March 2019 trip

Thanks for sharing some fantastic photos. That old wagon is quite the find (did you know it was there before you saw it?)! I envy your travels. 30 years of visiting DV, plus all the other amazing places you've been. Sadly, I haven't had time to get back to Death Valley since late 2016, and its unlik...
by netllama
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirteen days in the Sahara
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

Re: Thirteen days in the Sahara

Wow. That's impressive. That was a different world back in 1972. How long were you in Africa for that trip? Oh I missed this question, too busy with the holidays! Actually I was in Africa about 8 months. I traveled Morroco (entered via Ceuta, Spain) - Algeria - Nigeria - Kenya. All by land, most bu...
by netllama
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th

Rockhopper wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:34 pm
Great to do hard stuff sometimes.
Indeed. More people need that attitude.
by netllama
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Re: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th

Wow, that's quite the accomplishment. Congrats!
by netllama
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 16
Views: 723

Re: March 2019 trip

Thanks for sharing some fantastic photos!
by netllama
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: trip in March
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

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: 3559

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: 3559

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: 10
Views: 1518

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: 10
Views: 1518

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: 10
Views: 1518

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...