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by MojaveGeek
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Summer solstice on Little Blue - Artist Palette
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Summer solstice on Little Blue - Artist Palette

Ah those Blues... quite a place!

Thought the music was going to be from the Blues Brothers movie! Ha, not. So what is it, I rather like it.
by MojaveGeek
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Dantes View renovation - I'm impressed, here's why
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Dantes View renovation - I'm impressed, here's why

Well I agree that it's nicely done, and I especially enjoy the 3D map, in metal. Thanks for posting this. Still, I liked how it was before, when you drove up and there everything was right in front of you, no railing and wall between you and the air out there. In fact I used to tell people, have eve...
by MojaveGeek
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help
Replies: 15
Views: 1037

Re: Help

Ha, I was wondering where one could see stuff like that in DV :)
by MojaveGeek
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pinto Peak
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Pinto Peak

First, thanks BlackTurtle for posting this, I like the shortcut idea. I've gone up there several times, but never reached the summit (from Emigrant, have done so from Towne) just because of the distance. The first time my excuse was that my son was only a few years old. The second time, we did a var...
by MojaveGeek
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 trip
Replies: 15
Views: 996

Re: May 2018 trip

Wow you got some great shots there. I really like the sky over the Racetrack, that's very cool. The Teakettle sign is as you say perfect. And I love the lighting in the second narrows of Marble shots - that's my favorite sort of canyon light and I can never take enough pix of stuff like that. Plenty...
by MojaveGeek
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Marble Bath

Post pix :)
by MojaveGeek
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Marble Bath

Yes, D.A., back then the road had no real markings of closure, and I don't know if it was closed or not. My friend and I did drive it. You can see it on the sat images as well. I presume the only reason that road exists is the water source. Sure wasn't much else up that canyon except for some tough ...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mojave Desert abandoned mining town
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Mojave Desert abandoned mining town

I don't think it really matters. Thanks for posting anyway!
by MojaveGeek
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Marble Bath

I believe I have been to the "real" Marble Bath, but it's a bit of a story. First, the bathtub full of blue marbles is a joke, albeit a very well executed one! Second, the "Marble Bath" marked on the old topos has been officially deprecated by the USGS. A few years ago one of our members did some re...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration

Yes I too went from the Salt Creek lot over to near the Shovelton site, but I didn't find the pools, pupfish, etc. It was a hot day, there's zero shade, and we got burned out. There is a very old road that curves around the north side of the low flat area. Traces come and go, and then it disappears ...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope Pk
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: Telescope Pk

The video is indeed quite nice. Note that the full moon is just above the earth's shadow to the west - you can see that well because from the top of Telescope you're looking down to the horizon. If this is June 2016, it would have been the 20th. Full moon was at 4:04 and sunrise about 5:30 so you re...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Jeep Rental in Death Valley in JULY
Replies: 5
Views: 420

Re: Jeep Rental in Death Valley in JULY

A friend used to rent nicely equipped 4WD vehicles from some small outfit in LV, but that was years ago and I never knew the name anyway. You might look around there. I would make sure you rent from some place that knows (and will charge you!) for going off road.
by MojaveGeek
Mon May 28, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope Pk
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: Telescope Pk

I've slept up in Arcane Meadows. It was perfectly still and rather warm when I went to sleep (late October) but really windy in the morning.
by MojaveGeek
Sat May 26, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Visiting Death Valley in a week
Replies: 12
Views: 1171

Re: Visiting Death Valley in a week

Yes you really have to roll with the punches in terms of heat/weather, especially getting later into the spring. The canyon is beautiful but it's not worth getting severe heat stroke! At least in a canyon you can almost always find some shade to sit down in. Also I've often noted that on the way up ...