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by MojaveGeek
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: The Twice Delayed March Trip
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: The Twice Delayed March Trip

Well I guess you get to go when temps are cooler... but then, with Covid, who knows when any of us who need to fly out will be willing to get on a plane.
by MojaveGeek
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: DV Reopens - Update video July 2, 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: DV Reopens - Update video July 2, 2020

Interesting that they are staffing phone lines (assuming there is an answer) instead of the VC. Seems clever.
by MojaveGeek
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone in Death Valley?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Twilight Zone in Death Valley?

Fast answer! Thanks, Jack.

Yes I recalled some other ones.. the 4 thieves I think.. so not surprised at this one but I could not place it. You know, I've been all over the valley but never in Desolation :)
by MojaveGeek
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twilight Zone in Death Valley?
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Twilight Zone in Death Valley?

Here's a short Twilight Zone piece. Looks like DV to me but I can't quite place it. Not the best quality video? I was wondering if the building was a vault toilet some place with a little work to change its appearance? I might just be off the mark and it could be some place else in the Mojave. https...
by MojaveGeek
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pronghorn antelope sightings in/near DV
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: Pronghorn antelope sightings in/near DV

Whenever I've seen antelope, they have been in fairly open country, which makes sense as their main defense is probably to see the predators approaching, and run away. Many of the sheep I've seen have been in rocky places where I could not get to myself, though they obviously venture down from these...
by MojaveGeek
Tue May 19, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020

In terms of legal issues, check out the online maps of the national park boundaries. Legally I believe to be allowed only on CA 190, although perhaps a few other roads also carry County designations and might or might not be open. I assume the park closure means you're just not allowed in, period. M...
by MojaveGeek
Thu May 14, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The next best thing to Star Wars Canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: The next best thing to Star Wars Canyon

I was there on 17 March and a couple of guys were waiting for planes. We talked as I thought I'd tell them the planes weren't flying, but they said they had just started again a few days earlier, and it sounded like they knew what they were talking about. I did not see any but did not hang out as I ...
by MojaveGeek
Tue May 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Crystal Peak Sparkles At Sunrise And Sunset
Replies: 6
Views: 1076

Re: Crystal Peak Sparkles At Sunrise And Sunset

Nice! Do you know anything about the geology?
by MojaveGeek
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Homesick For DEVA - Here's your medicine
Replies: 3
Views: 349

Re: Homesick For DEVA - Here's your medicine

That's a funny story, Kauri :) And as DVD says, fun for you to have been going out to the Valley as a kid! I've raised two desert rats who were out there from pretty early ages - my first trip ever was with my daughter when she was 3, and my son got to go out for the first time when he was about 1. ...
by MojaveGeek
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: 3/21-3/29/20...not!
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Re: 3/21-3/29/20...not!

If you like Sidewinder and WIllow, you can do them as a loop, it is a very nice day done that way though you have to hustle just a bit to have time to get all the slots (well if you start in the morning at SPW like we did). It is all pretty obvious if you look at a topo. Probably easier navigation w...
by MojaveGeek
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon

Interesting. I had the same reaction about that downclimb. I have not been in there in at least a decade but I don't recall anything with that much drop per linear distance. You've been there and seen this Gowergulch? Of course you have the handle that makes you the expert! Could have been damage in...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon

Sad, but interesting. There is a nice walk (use trail) along the top of the Red Cathedral and I know people who have gone up Manly Beacon, and I've considered it myself, but it does look a tad loose and exposed. There's a clear use trail though so must not be too gnarly. But if you fell off that, yo...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

It is so interesting how things change over time! I was in Room Canyon in 2012. Here's what I found back then.. The initial part described above as "fairly easy climb over" was actually where I crawled under: http://web.media.mit.edu/~geek/webpix/crawl_under_small.jpg And the section just mentioned ...