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by MojaveGeek
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree, maybe?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Joshua Tree, maybe?

I went through this exercise last year, having not been to J-Tree since the 80s. Found LOTS of stuff online, though it takes a bit of work to sift through. If you're into peaks look at summitpost and Bob Burd's logs - but in reading Burd, mere mortals like me should double all his hiking times (he i...
by MojaveGeek
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Lower Gila Box, Dry Canyon
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Lower Gila Box, Dry Canyon

I've seen them around metro Tucson (both east side and west side in the foothills), and in various ranges to the south, like the Santa Ritas and west of there along the Mexican border. Oh yes and in Tucson metro along Old Spanish Trail near its western end, though that is not in the city limits prop...
by MojaveGeek
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Lower Gila Box, Dry Canyon
Replies: 5
Views: 377

Re: Lower Gila Box, Dry Canyon

You were probably wise not to push that mother peccary. Though as you rightly point out, they usually run, they can cause damage to humans. There was a case some years ago where someone got gored at the Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, and tried to sue the museum (she was near the peccary exhibit) bu...
by MojaveGeek
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport

Hummingbird nests are pretty awesome. And the eggs are about the size of my pinkie fingernail.
by MojaveGeek
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Late october
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Late october

It will get better, trust me. Next time you will feel like a different person. And DV is a great place to get lost in your thoughts. I hope you got a few good moments out there!
by MojaveGeek
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Gas price: FC higher than PSR?
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Gas price: FC higher than PSR?

Have a great trip!!
by MojaveGeek
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

Thanks, Kauri! More time? Indeed! I'm already semi-retired as my work winds down. Spent 2 weeks hiking in Montana this summer, 2 weeks in the Eastern Sierra (all around Tioga Pass as it was the least smoky area, and getting on the trail with the sun as it got real bad in the afternoons) and recently...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Manly Beacon Light Show
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Manly Beacon Light Show

Nice photos!

Any comparison between the ascent from Zabriskie vs. your your route?
by MojaveGeek
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird GPS Error
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Weird GPS Error

I would imagine the GPS unit should be able to deal with full memory just fine. After all, that's a condition you could encounter in normal use, if you just kept using it and never cleared out the stored track data.
by MojaveGeek
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird GPS Error
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Weird GPS Error

And yes, nice pix of the horses!
by MojaveGeek
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird GPS Error
Replies: 15
Views: 1563

Re: Weird GPS Error

Late to this discussion. I think it would take some powerful juju to corrupt the data in the unit once it had been logged. Causing a local or wider area disruption of the GPS signals such that position is erroneous, erratic, or just won't get a fix is what I would expect from GPS jamming. The annten...
by MojaveGeek
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

This looks like a pleasant canyon to hike, without any serious obstacles. Thanks for posting, Kauri. I'll have to check it out.
by MojaveGeek
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions

Age is the problem, isn't it? I retire at the end of the year. Too much arthritis, too little cartilage left in those joints.
by MojaveGeek
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Dunes Drenching Downpour
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Panamint Dunes Drenching Downpour

Nice shot!
by MojaveGeek
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Late october
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Late october

One of the first times I felt good after my ex and I split up was during a stroll along the top of the DV Buttes. And later up on Ubehebe Peak. At least I wasn't going to lose that.