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by MojaveGeek
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

Interesting routes in a very cool area that I like a lot. Thanks for posting them!
by MojaveGeek
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions

Interesting comparison! I was interested to hear that you found them pretty similar in effort, though I predicted that you'd find the GC hiking easier because of the prevalence of trails. I'm paying more attention to this because I find as I age my ability to move fast off trail (at least in rocky t...
by MojaveGeek
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: GC R2R2R August 23-26
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: GC R2R2R August 23-26

Looking forward to seeing that!
by MojaveGeek
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

Zero mosquitoes! No bug issues at all. I did have some hikes I wanted to do down near Mammoth, including some tips you have given me, Kauri, but the smoke was too unpredictable. Turned out if I had gone just 5 miles or so south of Mammoth I would have had good skies (friends were there a few days) b...
by MojaveGeek
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

Wow, you lived there :) I like the town. For a place to stay, it is much nicer than Lee Vining, which feels like a strip mall along 395 (although I like the Mono Market grocery store more than the sorry excuse for one in June Lake), and much lower key than Mammoth which becomes a big tourist draw ev...
by MojaveGeek
Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

I spent a few weeks dodging and often breathing heavy smoke in the High Sierra, day hiking in the Tioga Pass area out of June Lake, CA. Yosemite Valley was closed while I was there, and for a week CA 120 was closed on the west side, so traffic was not too bad. I wrote a narrative TR at nwhikers, as ...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: GC R2R2R August 23-26
Replies: 7
Views: 717

Re: GC R2R2R August 23-26

Hope it's a good hike. I would imagine you will find "no comparison". It's so much easier hiking on a maintained trail. This summer I spent 2 weeks day hiking in Montana (around Bozeman) mostly on trails (except for one epic day of the off trail bushwhack descent from Hell), and then I spent two wee...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV

In caltopo, you can use the "simulated view" option under the "measure" tab. I find this incredibly useful. Blow up the vertical scale a bit by narrowing the field of view.
by MojaveGeek
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area

I would use fairly heavy duty plastic water bottles, like soda bottles, and at least partially bury them. I always cache near some sort of distinctive landmark - rock, dead tree, whatever and of course I make a waypoint on the GPS. If I'm caching near a trail where I will follow the same route out (...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV

There certainly are some scenic views of the northern end of Panamint Valley if you follow the easy walk past the mine and then when things are getting tough exit up to the south to some nice easy ridge walking. But it looked pretty hairy going up that way, and I wasn't even thinking of it. The rout...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Summer solstice on Little Blue - Artist Palette
Replies: 4
Views: 329

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: 317

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: 1487

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: 953

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: 1403

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...