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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: 142

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: 1045

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: 1988

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: 2
Views: 2342

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: 55
Views: 16651

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: 55
Views: 16651

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:
by Candace_66
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring

IIRC, that old road out to Shoveltown is fairly obscure. I used the old TOPO software to set up a series of WP's along it. I also recall I found a decent shortcut through the hills which I used coming and going. I most likely marked some WP's during the outbound trip to facilitate finding that same ...
by Candace_66
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Re: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route

No, I'm pretty much resigned to approaching from the south, via Porter Peak (which I have already climbed)! Probably from the end of the road in Mormon Gulch on the south side of Porter. The end of the Porter Mine Road is an alternative starting point, but I don't even know if that road is open to t...
by Candace_66
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Goodbye to Borax Haystacks & Shovel Town
Replies: 10
Views: 5342

Re: Goodbye to Borax Haystacks & Shovel Town

There are some windrows out there, I promise! After I left desolation canyon, I stopped along the Badwater Road and walked out to visit them. :grin: My notes mention crossing that old road while walking to and from. Look around 36°23'31.4"N 116°51'17.0"W ...there is a larger group just west of that....
by Candace_66
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Re: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route

That is ambitious, to say the least! :shock: I'm just hoping I can get it together (and have suitable weather at the right time) to finally climb Sentinel Peak this season!
by Candace_66
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Wildflower potential
Replies: 10
Views: 2497

Re: Wildflower potential

The winter started with great promise! We had some rain early in the season, but then it pretty much fizzled out. I'm hoping we get a little out of this current system. But I'm in Vegas and we haven't had any yet, at least in my part of town. Edit: 15 minutes after I typed that, it started raining h...
by Candace_66
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Indian Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 3389

Re: Indian Pass

Candace, how would you describe that road in from 95? Rough but sedan, HC, or 4WD? Thanks! It has been a few years since I've been out there. But here's how I remember it. I wouldn't expect a sedan to make it. HC would be a must. Perhaps you could make it without 4WD or AWD, but your best bet would...
by Candace_66
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: PM’s stuck in outbox
Replies: 5
Views: 3693

Re: PM’s stuck in outbox

PM's will sit in your Outbox until the recipient logs in. So check the profile of the person you PM'd...have they logged in since you sent the PM? I have a PM that has been sitting in my Outbox since February 2018! Because unfortunately that member doesn't visit here anymore. :sad: Aha, that makes ...
by Candace_66
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: PM’s stuck in outbox
Replies: 5
Views: 3693

Re: PM’s stuck in outbox

PM's will sit in your Outbox until the recipient logs in. So check the profile of the person you PM'd...have they logged in since you sent the PM?

I have a PM that has been sitting in my Outbox since February 2018! Because unfortunately that member doesn't visit here anymore. :sad:
by Candace_66
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Indian Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 3389

Re: Indian Pass

Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:22 am
Wayne wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:15 am
Outstanding. Thanks.
Candace_66 provides the best advice from which I have personally benefitted from on multiple occasions leading me to many wonderful discoveries within Death Valley National Park.
:oops: You're flattering me! Glad I could be of assistance. :cool: