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by netllama
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Furnace Creek Chevron
Replies: 12
Views: 515

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: 346

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: 593

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: 593

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: 276

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: 359

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: 593

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: 1470

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: 12719

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: 13196

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: 7768

Wow, thanks for the highly detailed trip report. I'm super jealous. I'm looking forward to the photos.
by netllama
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: seeking half day Saline valley hike
Replies: 16
Views: 2421

There is also the Seven Sisters Springs....but I found them a bit disappointing. Sorry to hear of the car accident! I have an 01 Outback and 97 Legacy L. There was a couple at the campground with a 96 Legacy with the back seat converted into a bed. Interestingly (to me anyway :) ) all three of thes...
by netllama
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: seeking half day Saline valley hike
Replies: 16
Views: 2421

Unfortunately for me, this trip was cancelled when my Outback was rear ended by a 17 year old, and was in the body shop being repaired.
by netllama
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mixed feelings about increased parks visits
Replies: 7
Views: 1507

The reality is that the overwhelming majority of visitors to DV never stray far from the paved roads (and most don't even bother to head north towards Ubehebe any more now that Scotty's is closed). Even if the number of visitors increased by 10x, odds are you'd see very few of them in the back count...
by netllama
Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: seeking half day Saline valley hike
Replies: 16
Views: 2421

I'm not aware of any online info on the Tafoni Canyons other than Steve's report; the hikers who told him about the canyon don't appear to have posted a report anywhere. (I agree, the google earth maps really don't seem sufficient!) I think I've created a fairly decent gpx file for Tafoni. I guess ...