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by MojaveGeek
Fri May 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Disappearing History

Just noticed this. Yes about the tracks in the Gower (is that what it is called up there?) entrance to 20 Mule Team. When I saw those (similar time frame to our own Gower) I reported them to the VC, but they told me that the dozer had been run by the claim owners with permission (perhaps under press...
by MojaveGeek
Fri May 24, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

You are more reckless than I to have clicked on that link, but thanks for letting me know what I missed :)
by MojaveGeek
Fri May 24, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes
Replies: 8
Views: 147

Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Thanks for the great, detailed report! Been waiting for it after all the planning you were doing. Some of the places on the big hike I've been (Porter to Sentinel) and some I would like to hike. So will be watching for pix when you get the chance! About bailing out. Well you had planned a major majo...
by MojaveGeek
Thu May 23, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Sounds like, enough said, Sparky :) I've never had anything to do with the guy. I had some friends, desert noobs, who thought they might do well to hire a guide. I convinced them that the places they would visit on a standard first time 2 day DV trip would not require a guide, and that I would happi...
by MojaveGeek
Wed May 22, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Always nice to get a trip report! I'm in the process of planning summer trips to Montana and Colorado. I would really like to go back to the eastern Sierra, after having gotten pretty badly smoked out by the fire in Yosemite this last August, but the heavy snowpack suggests doing that another year, ...
by MojaveGeek
Thu May 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rainbow Canyon in the LA Times
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Rainbow Canyon in the LA Times

Yes I can recall looking down into the canopy of a plane flying low in the Panamint Valley from the tallest dune out there.
by MojaveGeek
Mon May 06, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: March 2019 trip

Oh, and the pupfish males. They aren't all blue but have some blue markings on the body toward the back. You can see it in the photo I posted.
by MojaveGeek
Mon May 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

Ah thanks so much for clarifying that Kauri! Now it fits together. I'm pretty sure we poked into that "main side canyon" - it has a pretty narrow opening I think? - but then continued up the main "slot" left fork to that dryfall at the end. Somehow we didn't poke our noses back in on the way back ou...
by MojaveGeek
Mon May 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

This is an interesting discussion. The area up around the top of the video is really beautiful. The verticals caused by the faulting are impressive! I'd like to figure out exactly how the pieces fit together. Do you draw your route by overlaying a GPS track on a sat image (e.g. in Google Earth or a ...
by MojaveGeek
Sun May 05, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: March 2019 trip

Fantastic photos. Do you have a better description of the location of the old smashed wagon? I checked out the Lemoigne cabin in February and it was great. I would love to head back that way again next winter and find the wagon. Somebody I've known for a long time on this forum gave me the coords a...
by MojaveGeek
Thu May 02, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: March 2019 trip

Kauri , yes I saw other ripples along there. Funny I had missed them last time I was up. Maybe the light was better this time. Also last time there was still some survey debris at the actual BM, of which we took out only a bit. It's clean now. I did not see fossils. There was one vehicle that went ...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 9
Views: 366

March 2019 trip

Getting around to posting this a bit late as I've been having too much fun and too little time online. Anyway, here's a few pix from our week in March. Day 1, Little Corkscrew Peak. This is the cute little prow pointing due south from the summit of Corkscrew. The route goes up a wash and then ascend...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

LOL, I hadn't seen this till just now (I was busy hiking SW Utah for some weeks and then doing some work after I got back). That "Las Vegas group" is mine :) and I took them on that hike probably based on Steve Hall's description. Jim who produces birdandhike and Liz are from LV, and there's myself,...
by MojaveGeek
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?
Replies: 6
Views: 650

Re: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?

Porter to Sentinel is a breeze (likely literally) indeed, except for as you point out the final steep part. But that's not bad really. Well I don't recall it as "bad" but I climbed it 20 years ago and my memory erases bad stuff. But my daughter was 9 at the time and she had no trouble either (of cou...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirteen days in the Sahara
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Re: Thirteen days in the Sahara

My original plan had been to go across the Med coast and up the Nile to Kenya, but at that time - early 70s - Americans were not allowed in Lybia at all, and not allowed upriver from the Aswan Dam in Egypt, so did the Algerian Sahara crossing instead. Hopeful for Sudan... but don't expect too much f...