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by Candace_66
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 20
Views: 945

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: 20
Views: 945

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: 20
Views: 945

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: 20
Views: 945

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: 368

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: 997

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: 1131

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 ...
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: 601

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: 4691

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: 601

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: 2112

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: 939

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: 735

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: 939

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: 1775

Re: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?

Haven't been there. And not sure if I'll make it this season or not!