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by MojaveGeek
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: November Visit
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: November Visit

Hi- curious about the Mesquite sand dunes- do the foot tracks usually clear out overnight with winds In general, no. You need a pretty good blow to replace the tracks with the beautiful sand ripples. But if you avoid the highest dune and don't park at the lot where everyone else parks, it is relati...
by MojaveGeek
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Ok you chickens, time to strip down at the hot springs!
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Ok you chickens, time to strip down at the hot springs!

That's not the real Marble Bath. Though it is a real bathtub full of marbles :)
by MojaveGeek
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Ok you chickens, time to strip down at the hot springs!
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Ok you chickens, time to strip down at the hot springs!

Been through Steele Pass but decades ago. It's rough at the top, some pretty narrow spots, then just a long grind. If you make the trip, get in touch and I'll tell you how to find the real marble bath.
by MojaveGeek
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Across Owens Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 780

Re: Across Owens Lake

Nice one!
by MojaveGeek
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Hot drive from Lone Pine to Death Valley Labor Day
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Hot drive from Lone Pine to Death Valley Labor Day

I was having visions of the comic strip icon of the mercury shooting out of the top of the long glass thermometer :)
by MojaveGeek
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ashford & Desert Hound Peaks
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Ashford & Desert Hound Peaks

I've looked at that area a lot in the satellite images, and you can see many bits of miner trails but not clear how they all fit together, as some of them are pretty faint. But there are so many mine workings in there, they've all got to somehow connect to the main camp.
by MojaveGeek
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: November Visit
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: November Visit

If you're at SPW you're right near the dunes. If there's a high wind per chance overnight, get out early and you'll see the dunes scrubbed of footprints, very nice. Otherwise, if you park near the main, paved parking area, you'll have lots of tracks, but great morning light. But you can also just dr...
by MojaveGeek
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 25
Views: 4065

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

I'm happy not to have cell phone coverage in the park, though if I have it I will use it - check weather, good for emergency, etc. I certainly disagree about having coverage on the paved roads, at least for my carrier, T-mobile (which admittedly is generally weak in rural areas). For example from a ...
by MojaveGeek
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

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

Part of my training for these trips was to really amp up my biking - mostly speed. Makes me really work hard and pant which I figure is good prep for altitude where you tend to pant a lot no matter what you do :) I have a watch with a heart rate monitor and I'd get it up into the red a bunch. I thin...
by MojaveGeek
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

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

Of course you can cite it! I don't want people getting sick! Yes, I see, you got one lower night in there, that's not bad. As for how far to go down... once you are sick, I dunno about the magic of 8K. Part of my problem was that although I thought of myself as "down off the mountain", in fact sleep...
by MojaveGeek
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

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

Ah that's interesting, I was going to ask if you knew about the "slope angle shading" :) I was using it a lot this summer figuring out cross country routes in Colorado. I have wondered who took the time to build that rock wall out there. Thanks for the pix. When I was last on Bald, years ago, i came...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 2167

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

Wow I only just saw this because I was out doing my own hiking. Really excellent TR, very much appreciated. Never done Whitney, perhaps never will (a bit crowded for my taste, and long!) but the description is really good, much enjoyed it! So you finally went up Bald. Interesting that you found it h...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460
Replies: 11
Views: 1134

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460

Elbert is pretty busy; I think "high point" attracts lots of people who don't hike that much. But you've obviously gotta be in halfway decent shape to summit - it's 4700 ft up from the trailhead and the air is thin. I am a slow but steady plodder who rarely stops, and people kept passing me, but eve...