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by netllama
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what

jacknv7 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:06 pm
The residents in the small desert communities around JTNP are not happy with the migration of city dwellers to their area...

https://twitter.com/bohemophiliac/statu ... 49/photo/1
Unfortunately, too many fools are treating the current situation as an opportunity for a vacation.
by netllama
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Closed

FC lodging is closed too I found out, no surprise. No idea about PSR. Beatty is in NV and all "non essential" business has been closed. I think only restaurants that do takeout, not sure of that. No casinos. Some Strip hotels closed but there is no hotel/motel closure that I know of. Camping out on...
by netllama
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: Blood thinners
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

Re: Blood thinners

No personal experience, but I wanted to speak up to wish you the best. Getting old sucks.
by netllama
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Sacatar Trail Wilderness
Replies: 2
Views: 2750

Re: Sacatar Trail Wilderness

Nice, thanks for sharing. What kind of mileage is that trail?
by netllama
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Re: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route

That is kinda insane. Good luck pulling it off.
by netllama
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Christmas 2019: Sand, Sun, and Snow (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 9
Views: 1970

Re: Christmas 2019: Sand, Sun, and Snow (Pic Heavy)

Nice! Thanks for the lovely, detailed report.

Did you remain camped in the same location for all your nights in the park? How cold was it at night?

Thanks
by netllama
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sonoran desert jaunts
Replies: 1
Views: 1283

Re: Sonoran desert jaunts

Thanks for the lovely trip report. You're definitely right about Tuscon, its a great place for hiking day trips. I've been up to Saguaro NP a few times (as far back as the late 80s when I was a kid), and camped in the municipal desert park on the edge of town too. You got to see some great wildlife ...
by netllama
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Namibia - part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

Re: Just now viewed all images for second time - even better!

Oops, somehow two days ago I posted my reply in your previous Namibia thread, so I'm updating and adding more now. The images and trip report are top-notch and for someone who probably won't be able to afford such international adventures, I love traveling there in your shirt pocket as being the ne...
by netllama
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Namibia - part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

Re: Namibia - part 2

Fantastic pics, as always. How organized are your trips to some of these places? Do you go on a pre-planned route with a guide usually? Thanks! Every trip/country is unique. My trips are usually well planned far in advance. I don't have the luxury of being on a trip for months, where I can figure i...
by netllama
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Namibia
Replies: 11
Views: 9928

Re: Namibia

It happened. I returned to Namibia:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=25035
by netllama
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Namibia - part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

Namibia - part 2

After 3 years , I returned to Namibia earlier this month. There aren't many countries that I've revisited (I can count them on one hand). But Namibia has held a special place for me, with stunning desert scenery, good infrastructure, and a remoteness that discourages large numbers of tourists from f...
by netllama
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada
Replies: 14
Views: 4077

Re: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada

DavidW wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Denny's is non smoking in the restaurant. It's inside the casino though, where smoking is allowed. It's not bad inside the Denny's at all.
Until you have to eat the food.
by netllama
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 30
Views: 7972

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

Typically, phone companies pull their pay phones when there isn't enough usage to justify the expense of keeping and maintaining them. But in a place like Death Valley where cell coverage is unreliable, and we tell people it is unreliable, and folks sometimes get into life-threatening trouble, I th...
by netllama
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 6853

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)

Thanks for the detailed, lovely trip report. Congrats on some truly spectacular hiking accomplishments!
by netllama
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: 3 Stans in 3 weeks
Replies: 1
Views: 3572

3 Stans in 3 weeks

Continuing my periodic, ongoing series of trips to the world 's deserts , I've recently returned from spending 3 weeks in central Asia. Specifically, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan. Don't feel bad if you have no clue where these countries are on a map. I couldn't find them either until recently...