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by Candace_66
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

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:
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

Here's a link to the list, but I'm not sure if it's visible to non-members: Wow Candace, what a resource for hikers and scramblers and is user-friendly. I did not see Blue Mountain listed unless it's what the list refers to as Artist Palette Peak? I will most likely join up to the list and donate t...
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Low Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 527

Re: Low Snow

I don't have a picture to share right now. But yesterday, I was at about 7400 ft in the New York mountains in Mojave National Preserve. And I was amazed how much snow is still up on the Panamints.
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

On the topic of Death Valley National Park peaks lists, the site "Lists of John" has such a list. And their list has 465 ranked peaks and 559 total peaks. ;-)

Here's a link to the list, but I'm not sure if it's visible to non-members: https://listsofjohn.com/NP/arealist.php
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Yeah, I think the dense vegetation is only in Hall Canyon below Rowland cabin.

I day-hiked the cut-over trail (old road) from Jail Canyon over to Hall Canyon, poked around a little, then hiked back. That's my only experience around there.
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada
Replies: 12
Views: 1156

Re: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada

Bummer, one less restaurant in Beatty.

Smoking is a deal-breaker for me too, so the VFW and Denny's are out.
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Hard Luck Castle - anyone else been there?
Replies: 14
Views: 13527

Re: Hard Luck Castle - anyone else been there?

Someone started a "save Hard Luck Mine Castle" GoFundMe. I haven't reached out to this person yet, so I'm not sure what the exact point is. Randy has said he's selling due to health reasons, not financial reasons. :?:

https://www.gofundme.com/save-hard-luck-mine-castle
by Candace_66
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Park may be getting bigger
Replies: 12
Views: 1325

Re: The Park may be getting bigger

Wow, this stuff was proposed years ago! In fact, I had recently wondered what happened to it. Guess it's not dead yet.
by Candace_66
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard Luck Castle
Replies: 1
Views: 1123

Re: Hard Luck Castle

Randy has been trying to sell it for several years! It recently was relisted (again). Apparently this realtor has been very proactive about getting the word out. There was also an article on CNBC.com. Here's a thread dedicated to the Hard Luck: http://www.death-valley.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2...
by Candace_66
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Hard Luck Castle - anyone else been there?
Replies: 14
Views: 13527

Re: Hard Luck Castle - anyone else been there?

It's still up for sale! The price is now down to $900,000, here's the new listing: http://ghosttownforsale.com/ Also, yesterday CNBC.com published an article about the place: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/25/photos-inside-doomsday-prepper-castle-in-the-nevada-desert.html Maybe the price reduction and...
by Candace_66
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

Wow, the tick didn't react at all when it was sprayed? That's scary! :roll: Did the repellant you were using contain deet? Or was it another chemical that didn't seem to repel the ticks? It was probably "OFF" brand repellent, which does have deet. But they sell several varieties, so I don't know th...
by Candace_66
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Full Lunar Eclipse - Blood Moon in DV report - image
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Full Lunar Eclipse - Blood Moon in DV report - image

I got to see it from Las Vegas, but I didn't try to take any pics.

The red color really was impressive! And seemed much more noticeable with the naked eye, vs looking through my binoculars.
by Candace_66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

I know this is an older post, but you can buy tick repellent clothing. It has Permethrin in the material and will repel ticks, mosquitoes, etc. You can also buy Permethrin at REI and Amazon and spray your existing hiking clothes. I have pants and a shirt with it and I sprayed a second set of hiking...
by Candace_66
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?

Yes. Two challenges: 1) Mud 2) Devil's Golf Course As you get toward the west side, your feet often start sinking into the mud, but this varies. Sometimes it is just a little...in places, I have had it get close to ankle deep. I am sure at times it can be much worse. I've hiked out to the low point...
by Candace_66
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living in Beatty
Replies: 4
Views: 856

Re: Living in Beatty

AT&T wireless doesn't cover Beatty. I have an AT&T non-contract phone, so I'm out of luck there. :???: I know someone who lives in Beatty, IIRC she drives all the way to Las Vegas for groceries. But someone else who lives there told me that she gets groceries in Amargosa Valley. I think the store is...