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by netllama
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Namibia
Replies: 9
Views: 5658

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: 1348

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: 619

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: 1042

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: 731

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: 1106

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: 1106

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...
by netllama
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Second canyon north of Grapevine Springs
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

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: 2096

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: 1405

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: 2840

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: 2963

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: 1820

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: 4375

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: 4375

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.