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by Candace_66
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress
Replies: 19
Views: 2617

Re: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress

I just hope it reopens in my lifetime! :razz:
by Candace_66
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rogers Peak comm facility proposals (inc. AT&T wireless)
Replies: 7
Views: 1762

Re: Rogers Peak comm facility proposals (inc. AT&T wireless)

From May, ICYMI... The National Park Service (NPS) has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) of proposed additions and modifications to telecommunications infrastructure on Rogers Peak in Death Valley National Park. Major requested additions are a cell tower and a military radome... The Findin...
by Candace_66
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 25
Views: 4047

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

Except that cell phone coverage along the paved roads in the park is no longer unreliable. Its been good for years. People need to stop clinging to and spreading outdated information. No one used those pay phones because cell phones worked. I have a non-contract AT&T phone. Thus, no roaming. When I...
by Candace_66
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured
Replies: 50
Views: 4457

Re: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured

I drove past Father Crowley viewpoint a few days ago. And noticed the dirt road out to the end ("Padre Point") is closed off, with signs indicating this was done by order of the Superintendent. I'm not sure how long that closure will last. A quick check of the Park website didn't turn up any details...
by Candace_66
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Can't access new PM's
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Re: Can't access new PM's

Mine is also working now, thanks!
by Candace_66
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress
Replies: 19
Views: 2617

Re: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress

On the Park website they are now saying neither the road nor the castle will reopen until Fall 2021. :roll:

https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/nature/flood-2015.htm
by Candace_66
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Can't access new PM's
Replies: 7
Views: 1519

Can't access new PM's

I apparently have two new PM's. But I can't get them to show up in my Inbox. See attached screenshot. I've tried deleting some older messages, but that didn't help. Does this have something to do with the recent spammer fix? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48664229507_f50160a846_b.jpg Capture by...
by Candace_66
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured
Replies: 50
Views: 4457

Re: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured

Always worth remembering that these things may be flown by over motivated 25 year olds, but they are maintained largely by undermotivated 20 year olds. Having spent most of my AF career in aircraft maintenance, this caught my eye. Blue-blood commissioned officer prejudice against stupid, worthless ...
by Candace_66
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2756

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Here's a resource I"ve been looking at: The CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov/Traffic.aspx Choose "Bishop" from the Communications Centers dropdown. Then for each row in the listing, click Details to get more information. Watch the time stamps, as events may be listed in e...
by Candace_66
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2756

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

I felt two more aftershocks here, at 9:14 and 9:20.

Fortunately, I'm only feeling the biggest ones. I'd hate to be out there in that area, as they are getting aftershocks constantly, every minute or two according to the USGS site. That has to be seriously hard on the nerves.
by Candace_66
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2756

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

OK, maybe I'll just stick with the desk if we get another big one while I"m in here! It really is pretty solid.

The USGS shows a 5.5 aftershock at 8:47. I felt that too, as a mild shake (almost like a vibration) through the floor...
by Candace_66
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2756

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

I felt it over here in the Inland Empire! :shock: I am sitting in my Claremont, CA hotel room. I had literally just hung up after talking to a friend on the phone, when I felt the building start swaying or more like shaking. I was sitting at the desk and at first was going to get under the desk. The...
by Candace_66
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest

I was sitting on top of Cucamonga Peak in the San Gabriel mountains, and felt this! :shock:

Any word about the chemical plants out near Trona?
by Candace_66
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: October Trip Planning
Replies: 10
Views: 2537

Re: October Trip Planning

It never occurred to me to keep track of how many times I've visited the Park! :biggrin:
by Candace_66
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley
Replies: 11
Views: 2896

Re: Lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley

From the LA Times article posted earlier: "... lithium mining claims have been staked in portions of the Amargosa Basin near Beatty, Nev., which includes stretches of the Amargosa River..." A couple years ago, I was driving around Sarcobatus Flat, north of Beatty. There were brand new wooden stakes ...