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by MojaveGeek
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Closed

There were large crowds out around Las Vegas on Saturday, but these were generally locals. Personally I think it is great to get out and away from the depressing news for a while, enjoy life in the little bits that you can. It is easy to practice social distance in the desert! But, having flown home...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Closed

Well, I saw a law enforcement ranger on the road today, that's more than I usually see :) In any case, it would seem to me I'd be as safe or safer out camping alone in the back country than staying in my own house and getting incoming mail, etc. But it wasn't an option for me as I did not have adequ...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Closed

FC lodging is closed too I found out, no surprise. No idea about PSR. Beatty is in NV and all "non essential" business has been closed. I think only restaurants that do takeout, not sure of that. No casinos. Some Strip hotels closed but there is no hotel/motel closure that I know of. Camping out on ...
by MojaveGeek
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Chloride road conditions

We managed to drive in about 4 miles and then walked to Chloride Cliff, got the great view, walked down the old cable haul road to Big Bell, and looped up the very nice constructed mine trail. Views for the whole loop, it is very scenic, and Big Bell has a lot going for it. The cable haul route is v...
by MojaveGeek
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Closed

The visitor center and NPS campgrounds closed yesterday. Folks moved to SPW campground (the non-NPS side) but they seem to have all been kicked out (it is empty right now) and the SPW lodging is closing effective tmw morning. I don't know about FC or PSR (which was open when we drove through yesterd...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Chloride road conditions

Thanks for the quick replies, awesome gang! I was thinking of maybe being able to drive within a few miles, walk the rest, and then do a loop down to the Big Bell mine and out on a connecting road. The loop part is a bit over 4 miles. But it sounds like unless I come in from the Beatty side this is ...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Chloride road conditions

I have a 2 WD rental Highlander SUV. 8 inch clearance but of course only 2 WD. Anyone have an opinion as to whether I can safely navigate there? I don't mind rough roads but I don't want to be stupid. Thanks!
by MojaveGeek
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 55
Views: 16651

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Thanks for posting.
by MojaveGeek
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Leave a Car Overnight at SW, Furnace Creek?
Replies: 4
Views: 1367

Re: Leave a Car Overnight at SW, Furnace Creek?

In truth, I think if you parked in one of the residential areas, no one would be the wiser. I.e., in FC around where the rooms are - there's lots of parking and spaces don't get tight or anything. At SPW, I'd guess you could park in the spaces behind the pool along 190 - across from the gas station....
by MojaveGeek
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: Blood thinners
Replies: 5
Views: 2615

Blood thinners

Anyone around on blood thinners who has any experience hiking out in the rough places? If so, share your experience, please. That's my fate for my next trip, after being hospitalized this week with pulmonary emboli (blood clots in lungs). I'm feeling fine now, after some very nasty time and pain, bu...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring

I think there's a couple of "old roads" being discussed here :) The one from the south end of the Salt Creek hills over to the Shovelton site is quite obscure. I've found pieces of it but I've also done routes that should have crossed it and did not find it. The parts that I have found are near the ...
by MojaveGeek
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring

That looks pretty nice. I've got traces of that SPW-FC road on my GPS but haven't been out there on a cool year when I wanted to be on the valley floor for a while. I was planning on going in that road, crossing over to McLean spring - there's some old wooden bridge work some place in there, and a f...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Retired Ranger Jay Snow Says It Best
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Retired Ranger Jay Snow Says It Best

[quote=Kauri post_id=76502 time=1580787569 user_id=20818 Only twice as many possibly hikes as you'll have time for?! :smile: I usually end up planning at least ten times as many hikes as we can do. But that's probably because the list consists of whatever is left over from the previous trip that did...
by MojaveGeek
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Retired Ranger Jay Snow Says It Best
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Retired Ranger Jay Snow Says It Best

Whoa, if Jay kept all the old teakettles... Now that is cool, no? No grand kids here although, not holding breath, my daughter (now 33) did start talking about having a baby when she visited yesterday, so, maybe... :) She when out with me for years but hasn't been out there in about 20. Well she's b...