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by shane
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mixing Jealousy & Admiration For DV NPS Staff
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Mixing Jealousy & Admiration For DV NPS Staff

Scott Swaney and retired ranger Charlie C. have certainly covered a lot of ground.
by shane
Tue May 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rainbow Canyon in the LA Times
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Rainbow Canyon in the LA Times

I saw the same stealth-jet combo in January while backpacking the owlshead mtns, your photo is way better than any I got 😬
by shane
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Springs on west side of Grapevine Mountains
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

Re: Springs on west side of Grapevine Mountains

If that’s where I think it is we looked down on the slot area from above once. Unassuming but very cool area to explore. Thanks for the report
by shane
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Anyone planning January lunar eclipse in DV?
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Anyone planning January lunar eclipse in DV?

Thanks for the post Dazed, I wasn't aware of the upcoming eclipse. I'll be backpacking somewhere in the Cottonwood mtns on the 21st :cool:
by shane
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 3993

Re: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport

I’ve seen hummingbirds in both the Owlshead & Cottonwood mountains the last few years.
by shane
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Spam
Replies: 47
Views: 40548

Re: Spam

I did too
by shane
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: April 19-23: Badwater -> Telescope -> Badwater
Replies: 35
Views: 11579

Re: April 19-23: Badwater -> Telescope -> Badwater

great write up Brian, and congratulations on completing such an epic hike!
i’m a bit surprised at how many people you ran into but i haven’t spent much time in the area in recent years so maybe it’s more popular than i realized?
by shane
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Mountain Lions around?
Replies: 17
Views: 7940

Re: Mountain Lions around?

Kayak, I've only seen them in oak woodland environments, in both Shasta & Solano counties.
by shane
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Mountain Lions around?
Replies: 17
Views: 7940

Re: Mountain Lions around?

I’ve seen them elsewhere in CA but have only seen tracks in DV. Personally, I’d love to encounter one in the desert but it seems extremely unlikely given how skittish the truly wild ones are. Hell, I haven’t even managed to see live Bighorns yet! Just bones, pellets and tracks.
by shane
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Hiking Death Valley - Second Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 4381

Re: Hiking Death Valley - Second Edition

Added to 2nd edition: Moonlight cyn, Wahguyhe Peak, Thimble Peak, Funeral Slot, Mount Perry, Ubehebe crater, Towne peak, Butte Valley, Needle Peak, Telescope Peak, section on the Owlsheads (Contact cyn, Sand cyn, Manganese Ridge, Lost Lake, Owl Peak, Crystal Hills) Subtracted from 1st edition: Nevar...
by shane
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Dish washing in the desert
Replies: 8
Views: 3232

Re: Dish washing in the desert

Wiping everything with paper towels first makes washing a lot easier too. We use paper plates now but everything else is reusable. We bring meals prepped at home and frozen in vacuum bags for desert camping. That works for the first 5-6 days, then it’s tuna sandwich time :lol:
by shane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Buckwheat Dunes
Replies: 16
Views: 6310

Re: Buckwheat Dunes

the dunes at the head of Sand canyon are smaller but well worth visiting. one of the best hikes in the park imo.
by shane
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Camping near Confidence Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 3418

Re: Camping near Confidence Hills

i've done it a number of times, will be out there again in a few weeks. there are some obvious pullouts to get off the road and it's nice and quiet camping out there.
by shane
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: December 2017– Voyage of Discovery
Replies: 10
Views: 5143

Re: December 2017– Voyage of Discovery

IIRC, the ranger on the Copper canyon hike said there are at least 2 other sites in the park with tracks. I've been meaning to visit one possible area to look around but haven't gotten to it yet. Maybe in March :lol:
Very cool find Gower!
by shane
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hidden Bridge Canyon - Winter Solstice Trip
Replies: 6
Views: 3445

Re: Hidden Bridge Canyon - Winter Solstice Trip

You gotta see the middle canyon! The great thing about that area is you can see lower Hidden Bridge & lower Big Fall + middle Hidden Bridge in an overnight trip. And the approach hikes are all interesting in their own right. My favorite part of the park :smile: