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by MojaveGeek
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Indian Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Indian Pass

Thanks! I'll probably consider hiking in from the other side then.
by MojaveGeek
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: April 1 to 6
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: April 1 to 6

I'll be out in March and Moonlight is on my short list. I have wandered around the mouth looking at other things, but not gone up the canyon. I'll be torn between trying to hoof it up to the main narrows, or going into the side canyon to see the bridge. I don't think I can do both in a day hike, can...
by MojaveGeek
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Jets at Star Wars canyon
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: Jets at Star Wars canyon

I have. There are no signs indicating not to, though I think water for PSR comes from some place up in there.

I've been in the water at the SPW swimming pool :)

The pools in Saline Valley are in the park.

(I assume you're talking about a pool for at least partial immersion?)
by MojaveGeek
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Indian Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Indian Pass

Candace, how would you describe that road in from 95? Rough but sedan, HC, or 4WD? Thanks!
by MojaveGeek
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Racetrack Playa has water
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Nice, I've never seen the Racetrack wet.
by MojaveGeek
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Funeral Slot Scramble - Chimney Fall Stop
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Funeral Slot Scramble - Chimney Fall Stop

What does that big stone arrow near the beginning mark?
by MojaveGeek
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mixing Jealousy & Admiration For DV NPS Staff
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Mixing Jealousy & Admiration For DV NPS Staff

I'm very flattered to be on your list! But I think all of the others have done more in and around the park than I have. I often feel I'm walking in the footsteps of the others, and greatly appreciate the volumes of info they have passed on to me. I'm fortunate to have spent about 8 months of my life...
by MojaveGeek
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: King Midas Explore Alternative Return Route
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: King Midas Explore Alternative Return Route

OK, thanks for the perspective and the "miner" improvements :) It would be really great if volunteers would be officially allowed to maintain such trails. I can only imagine the red tape headache though! It is possible that the trail is considered "historic" and hence maintaining it would violate th...
by MojaveGeek
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: King Midas Explore Alternative Return Route
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: King Midas Explore Alternative Return Route

There was a post in response to your previous attempt to get to King Midas that mentioned a scary washout on the trail near the end. I had not had anything I considered challenging when I did it on the order of a decade ago. I wonder what you saw? A lot of the "pucker factor" depends on one's person...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: USGS 7.5 minute Topo Maps (Free )
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: USGS 7.5 minute Topo Maps (Free )

These look nice but I print my topos via caltopo. No map boundaries, can scale however I want, can get a high res pdf.
by MojaveGeek
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Winter weather

Yes, thanks a lot!
by MojaveGeek
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sonoran desert jaunts
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Sonoran desert jaunts

I got in a year end trip to the Sonoran desert, another of my desert haunts. Tucson and the Santa Rita mountains south of the city; they stretch down to Mexico. Tucson is a surprisingly nice place to go if you want to hike and don't mind staying in a city with grocery stores, motels, restaurants, et...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nub With No Name - Third Attempt Bagged Summit
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Nub With No Name - Third Attempt Bagged Summit

That one always looks intimidatingly steep but at least it is a close approach! Probably worth a shot, I'll add it to my short list.
by MojaveGeek
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Winter weather

If you stop in SPW, please report as to what's going on with their gas station, per that NPS info. In any event, have a great time out there and we'd all love to know what you end up doing!