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by Candace_66
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing Mt. Whitney Hiker: Last Picture from Badwater
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Missing Mt. Whitney Hiker: Last Picture from Badwater

Given the location of the body, I'm guessing he was using the Mountaineers Route. I wonder if he had all the proper equipment to do that under the current conditions?! By any route, and under any conditions, that was a very ambitious plan.
by Candace_66
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghost Town for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Re: Ghost Town for sale

I just saw this and replied over on Panamintvalley.com . And here I'll ask the same question I asked there! :biggrin: "...Hike to the Saddle - one of the only places on earth that you can see both the nation's highest peak in Mt. Whitney and the deepest valley in Death Valley..." I'm not sure which ...
by Candace_66
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing Mt. Whitney Hiker: Last Picture from Badwater
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Missing Mt. Whitney Hiker: Last Picture from Badwater

Unfortunately, not a happy ending. :sad: His body was found yesterday, June 19th.

https://www.latimes.com/local/californi ... story.html
by Candace_66
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 13
Views: 1599

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

As for the dial-less phone, I encountered one with the number, IIRC, Lida Junction #2, in about 1990 when I was heading over to Dyer to meet someone and go into the White Mtns. Was it in Dyer? Or somewhere else? Maybe in "Oasis", which is the junction of Hwys 266 and 168, southeast of Dyer. Old pho...
by Candace_66
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress

I just logged on to post Abby's email response. Only to see that she has done it herself, LOL! :razz:
by Candace_66
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada

Yeah, I keep checking eBay. Other states are popping up. But haven't seen a Nevada set yet.
by Candace_66
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Re: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress

Within the last week, I talked to Randy Johnson of Hard Luck Castle. He told me that he had been down to the Construction office along the highway and talked to the people there. He says they told him their work was supposed to be done in June, but wouldn't be done until July. So does that mean at l...
by Candace_66
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?

Haven't been there. And not sure if I'll make it this season or not!
by Candace_66
Fri May 17, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 722

Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress

A couple days ago, I was in the vicinity of NV Highway 267. This is the road that connects US Highway 95 to Death Valley via Grapevine Canyon, passing by Scotty's Castle along the way. Or, it used to make that connection before it washed out in October 2015. In the morning I observed several vehicle...
by Candace_66
Fri May 10, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Wanted: Nat Geo TOPO CD map of Nevada

I'm trying to find a set of the discontinued National Geographic TOPO CD maps for the state of Nevada. In particular, I'm looking for version 4.x. This is the item I'm talking about, listed on Amazon but out of stock: https://www.amazon.com/TOPO-National-Geographic-Topographic-Nevada/dp/1597750433 T...
by Candace_66
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: In between hikes - lots to see and do
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: In between hikes - lots to see and do

The boulder field on the low hill west of the Artist Drive exit is known as Mars Hill. At -210' I believe it is the lowest summit on my list. ;-) https://listsofjohn.com/mobile/peak/183550 It has been hard to avoid having a dirty windshield, given the huge numbers of butterflies flitting around the ...
by Candace_66
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Re: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?

David replied on the other site, fairly recently it was in standard condition.

Hopefully it stays that way through May. I've decided the only way I'll get to Sentinel Peak is by climbing Porter again then traversing to Sentinel, LOL. :oops:
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?
Replies: 8
Views: 1270

Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?

I asked this question over at Panamint Valley dot net, but haven't got an answer. So I'll try asking here! What are the conditions on the Pleasant Canyon Road? I'm wondering if it's possible to follow these driving directions: from Clair Camp, drive 2.5 miles to a Corral. Then bear right, and drive ...
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 5047

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

Well, I'm "ticked off" that you got to summit Panamint Butte and I did not. I considered hiking past Lemoigne Mine to Panamint Butte but wisely chose not to due to fatigue. I would not have made it back to Emigrant until well past dark. :help: Candace, you better provide a trip report of your adven...
by Candace_66
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 5047

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

To update this, yesterday I climbed Panamint Butte from the Big 4 mine. Up closer to the summit, two or three times I found a tick walking up the front of my pants. :roll: