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by netllama
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Second canyon north of Grapevine Springs
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Second canyon north of Grapevine Springs

Nice trip report! Its fun to read about obscure, unknown places.

About how much time did you need to do this canyon (round trip)?
by netllama
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2018 trip
Replies: 11
Views: 744

Re: March 2018 trip

Another excellent trip report. Thanks for sharing. Super jealous, as I likely won't be getting down there this year at all.
by netllama
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Forum Overload - seeking old timer perspective
Replies: 6
Views: 737

Re: Forum Overload - seeking old timer perspective

FWIW, I'm a member on both forums (and have been for a long time). Personally, I prefer this one by a large margin. Content quality tends to be much greater here. The other forum is rather clique-ish, with a much lower signal to noise ratio.
by netllama
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: December 2017– Voyage of Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 1240

Re: December 2017– Voyage of Discovery

Thanks for sharing, that's an spectacular trip. Those fossilized tracks are amazing. I've seen a few like that in Utah, but I was unaware that they existed in Death Valley too. I'd also love to know more about how you found them. Perhaps message me privately if you're comfortable with that?
by netllama
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Furnace Creek Chevron
Replies: 12
Views: 1817

Re: Furnace Creek Chevron

Yes, I always buy it there. Keep in mind, though, Stovepipe Wells only sells 87 octane--good enough for most gasoline-powered cars, but not all. Just a word of caution. I have an unfussy Chevy engine in my (Class B) camper van. Yet after filling up at Stovepipe a couple years ago, my Check Engine l...
by netllama
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Amargosa River in the New York Times
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Re: The Amargosa River in the New York Times

Non subscribers are limited to 3 articles/month, so in theory it should work for anyone who isn't normally visiting nytimes.com.
by netllama
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Valley's competition
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: Death Valley's competition

Looked like a great trip for sure, I'd be interested in hearing more about how you planned the trip and more about other deserts that are on your to do list. I spent a week in Sinai a long time ago, I hope it gets safe enough to visit again in my lifetime. The research phase was a combination of re...
by netllama
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Valley's competition
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Re: Death Valley's competition

bbb wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Great pics, especially the volcanic ones. It does make me wonder how many other terrific deserts are out there.
Way more than most people realize.
by netllama
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hidden Bridge Canyon - Winter Solstice Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 960

Re: Hidden Bridge Canyon - Winter Solstice Trip

Thanks for sharing those gorgeous photos.
by netllama
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: Throw no stones
Replies: 6
Views: 951

Re: Throw no stones

That is awesome.
by netllama
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Death Valley's competition
Replies: 11
Views: 2809

Death Valley's competition

I've just returned from a three week trip to Ethiopia. While much of the country has little in common with Death Valley, there is actually one area, in the extreme northeast which holds the record for the highest average temperature. Yes, Death Valley holds the all time maximum temperature, but the ...
by netllama
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KEANE WONDER MINE IS REOPENING
Replies: 19
Views: 3139

The whole area was closed due to high readings of mercury and other toxins in the tailings. I was told that the entire area will be open. Yeah!!! I've heard several reasons for the closure over the years. Seemed like they just wanted people out and for the place to be forgotten. Glad it will be ava...
by netllama
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: some of the worst people on earth have visited the racetrack
Replies: 62
Views: 18988

Re: Racetrack

I really don't know what the NPS can do to prevent damage like that. Maybe station a guy out there in an RV with a sidearm and a radio? There is no money to pay him. The parks have already endured severe budget cuts with yet more proposed. Maybe close Racetrack Road to vehicular traffic? If you wan...
by netllama
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: So long, Furnace Creek Resort
Replies: 18
Views: 15250

Re: Furnace Creek Inn.

Those .. PRICES! (shudder) I'll stick to the back of my vehicle... NOT a place for YOU and I to stay... HOWEVER... The last time that the Wife and I we're in the park.... WE attended a seminar (for lack of a better term) on nuclear waste disposal given by the NPS... We noticed that the vehicle driv...
by netllama
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: April 8-21, 2017 report
Replies: 72
Views: 13784

Wow, thanks for the highly detailed trip report. I'm super jealous. I'm looking forward to the photos.