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by Candace_66
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Park may be getting bigger
Replies: 5
Views: 210

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: 449

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: 12
Views: 12547

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: 15
Views: 3227

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: 308

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: 15
Views: 3227

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: 521

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: 529

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...
by Candace_66
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 1796

Re: Park Closure

The dirt roads can be closed because they belong to the Park Service. The paved roads cannot be closed because they are state roads. They were not closed during any of the previous shutdowns. Does anybody really think that current government of California will close state roads? Aren't even some of...
by Candace_66
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 1796

Re: Park Closure

Three cheers for the groups who stepped up to maintain the toilets!! I was thinking that could become a real mess. :shock:

I wonder what DVNHA's donation was, to keep the visitor center open? Are their people staffing the desk and answering questions?
by Candace_66
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: People watching while Geo-watching
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: People watching while Geo-watching

I figure my zIllions of photos will be fun to look at later, when I'm a (really) old lady. I can flick through them and remember the good ol' days when I was wandering far and wide. :bounce:
by Candace_66
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Anyone planning January lunar eclipse in DV?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Anyone planning January lunar eclipse in DV?

I've been so busy I didn't know about this happening! :biggrin: So thanks for posting this.

I'll continue to be busy this month so I don't know where I'll be for this. But hopefully I'll watch it from somewhere!
by Candace_66
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Conversation with Jane Lakeman - DV Curator
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Conversation with Jane Lakeman - DV Curator

It's normal for law enforcement personnel to routinely practice. They're likely required to demonstrate proficiency at scheduled times, once a year or whatever. For an idea of some of the crime that occurs on NPS lands, you can scroll down the Park Service Investigative Services Facebook page: https...
by Candace_66
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rogers Peak comm facility proposals (inc. AT&T wireless)
Replies: 6
Views: 680

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

2. DEATH VALLEY NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION has a licensed FM station, K204BW at 88.7 frequency. I doubt that they broadcast anything but I'll try to tune in next time I'm there. That reminds me, at one time there was a radio station operating in DV. It was quite awhile ago, maybe in the 30's? I re...
by Candace_66
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rogers Peak comm facility proposals (inc. AT&T wireless)
Replies: 6
Views: 680

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

Now open for public input: https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/news/public-input-sought-on-rogers-peak-environmental-assessment.htm?fbclid=IwAR0wTwG4xogbGMZ2HJj0UO9z3bzA5ARexbg-FwvpVk4e-P1GU7tgEPpELoQ Holy moly...if all this goes in, Rogers will be on its way to looking like the Sandia crest above Albuq...