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by Candace_66
Tue May 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah

Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:10 pm
Candace_66 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:34 am
I woke up and the vehicle was shaking quite noticeably.
So you were just like Elvis, "All Shook Up?" :biggrin:
Indeed! :biggrin: There were at least three aftershocks I felt, before I could get back to sleep.
by Candace_66
Tue May 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020

I hiked up Mt. Nunn a few years ago. I used the beta in Michel Digonnet's guidebook. But Bob Burd has also climbed it, and of course produced his usual trip report with map and GPX file you can download: https://www.snwburd.com/bob/trip_reports/nunn_1.html I've also been up on Sylvania Mountain. Bob...
by Candace_66
Mon May 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah

When that occurred, I was camping just off Highway 264 at the South End Of The Fish Lake Valley. Sleeping in the back of my SUV, on my way back to Las Vegas from a week-long hiking and camping trip.. According to Google Maps, I was about 60 miles south of the epicenter. So as you can imagine I did i...
by Candace_66
Thu May 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Author Carlos Castaneda - Death Valley death
Replies: 6
Views: 1842

Re: Author Carlos Castaneda - Death Valley death

It's been six years since there were any updates on this situation. There was some discussion about it in 2014 on this thread: http://www.death-valley.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22439 Did anyone ever get permission to search the mine shafts for possible human remains? I never did understand the burea...
by Candace_66
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020

For quite awhile, I had Easter Sunday penciled in for a DVNP adventure high in the Panamints. IF it was a fairly dry winter/spring and there was little or no snow up there. The Park closure ended any chance of doing it. :sad: But it would have been a non-starter anyway, because it is anything but dr...
by Candace_66
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Fatal accident at Manly Beacon

Saw this over at Panamintvalley.com, thought I would share it here: "On April 4, in the afternoon, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a possible deceased person found by a hiking party of three near the base of Manly Beacon out of the Zabriskie Point trailhead, Death Valley National Park...
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mysterious Steel Rebar North of Mesquite Dunes - Details
Replies: 44
Views: 21692

Re: Mysterious Steel Rebar North of Mesquite Dunes - Details

Bumping this extremely old thread! :blah: While searching for something else, I stumbled across some info that may relate to this. "Erosion pins" are used to measure, duh, erosion in sandy areas. They are rebar stakes pounded into the ground. I'm guessing that was the purpose of the now-removed reba...
by Candace_66
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: Closed

Holy moly, this is the first I've heard about the goings-on at Ballarat! :shock: No more Rocky?!
by Candace_66
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: Closed

Fortunately, there's still lots of desert open to visit, and devoid of other people. I've been to such places lately. :cool:
by Candace_66
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what

At some point during the day today (Saturday), the decision was taken to completely close Joshua Tree National Park. https://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/news/modifying-operations-to-implement-local-health-guidance.htm I was out on an extended hike. When I got back to my vehicle there was a yellow citatio...
by Candace_66
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Telescope Sneak Peak From I-15 Near Baker, CA
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Telescope Sneak Peak From I-15 Near Baker, CA

Ooh, I grew up in Highland, CA. I think you could also say that's in the shadow of Mount San Gorgonio! ;-)

However, I didn't manage to finally climb it until just a few years ago, LOL.
by Candace_66
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Badwater Sea Level Sign Scamper Up 282 Feet
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Re: Badwater Sea Level Sign Scamper Up 282 Feet

Wasn't that sign just put up there a few years ago? My recollection is that the whole parking area there was redone within the last 5 to 10 years. And that's when the sign was put up. Or maybe I'm just getting old and my memory is faulty, LOL. :dezdan: Anyway, the sign already looks rather aged. But...
by Candace_66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Water Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Re: Cottonwood Water Sign

Aedwards27 wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:07 pm
The sign went missing sometime in 2017. I hike that trail often, It was there in October of 16, by September of 17 it was gone. Idiots!
:bawling: :angry: SMH. Glad I got to see it while it was still there.
by Candace_66
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 56
Views: 17422

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Thanks for the link, the LA Times article is great.

The comments are pretty interesting too. :smile:
by Candace_66
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 56
Views: 17422

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Daw89446 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:16 pm
Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:01 pm
Thanks for the good news and update. Death Valley's colorful history continues to be written.
Yes, DV certainly has a rich history of colorful characters and con men ... ;-)
I wonder what ol' Scotty would think about DV Jim ?! :lol: