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by bbb
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: Winter weather

Thanks for the update
by bbb
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Winter weather
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: Winter weather

Any reports on how low the snow elevation has gotten? It's nice to have for a backup water supply.
by bbb
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stovepipe Wells to Racetrack Playa (via Marble Canyon) - Feb. 22-26
Replies: 16
Views: 5866

Re: Stovepipe Wells to Racetrack Playa (via Marble Canyon) - Feb. 22-26

I was sorry to leave Racetrack Valley and Ulida Flat. There was enough snow to have sustained my water needs for several days there. But hiking back up towards Goldbelt, I got a glimpse of Sand Flat. I had been eyeing Sand Flat from Google Earth for several months. One plan had been to hike to the ...
by bbb
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber flew directly over my head
Replies: 9
Views: 2130

Re: B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber flew directly over my head

That's a really neat capture with the moon in the background. I'll drop one of my pics here too if you don't mind. https://live.staticflickr.com/4109/4996806623_f2835d4674_z.jpg B-2 Stealth Bomber and NT-43A (see comment below), Death Valley This was about 10 years ago. I was shooting the sunrise at...
by bbb
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Namibia - part 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

Re: Namibia - part 2

Fantastic pics, as always.

How organized are your trips to some of these places? Do you go on a pre-planned route with a guide usually?
by bbb
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Ok you chickens, time to strip down at the hot springs!
Replies: 4
Views: 2929

Re: Ok you chickens, time to strip down at the hot springs!

Part of me wants to land at the Chicken Strip because it would be a beautiful flight, the other part fears a fiery death in view of a nudist camp. :biggrin:
by bbb
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

I took a look at the FCC licenses again and here are stations in the 89.9 range possibly within shot of where you picked up the signal... KLXD 89.5 FM |VICTORVILLE |EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION K208BS 89.5 FX |BISHOP |LAWRENCE LEE AMUNDSEN KLXP 89.7 FM |RANDSBURG |EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION K210E...
by bbb
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

I wasn't able to listen to the clip either and I was logged in to my Flickr account. I got a message that the clip is private. I just uploaded to YouTube and swapped in the link so hopefully you should be able to see it now. I'll add that I've tuned into this station a few times over the last coupl...
by bbb
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

I've been in a rental car flipping through FM stations several times while driving in the Death Valley area, trying to tune in any hint of music or news. For some reason, I've been able to tune in to 89.9 FM near Keeler or Swansea a few times. This is the area east of Owens Lake. The station comes a...
by bbb
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 7265

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)

Congrats on Whitney! That's a heck of a day hike. I don't think I'd get any sleep at all if I knew my alarm would go off at 12:30 am.
by bbb
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured
Replies: 53
Views: 10681

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

When I drove by the viewpoint last week, it was still closed, with a police officer standing guard at the entrance. It was around 100 degrees out and it looked unpleasant for the officer to be there by the road with a bulletproof vest on in that heat. However, when I drove by yesterday (8/20) the pa...
by bbb
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hiking Pole Reccomendations
Replies: 4
Views: 4162

Re: Hiking Pole Reccomendations

I only use one pole, but I got a pair at Wal Mart for $10-$15 a few years ago and they've been with me for a few hundred miles. I can't say how they stack up to higher end poles. The ones I have have been great for me, though.
by bbb
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured
Replies: 53
Views: 10681

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

I feel badly for the pilot's family and colleagues who likely have to say goodbye to someone who was still young. It's interesting that this viewpoint was rather recently upgraded and improved. It's truly a unique place in the national park system. Given the meager budget the Park Service has to ope...
by bbb
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 5016

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Sorry to see the chimney damage, but glad you are alright, blackturtle. Hoping for the best in the surrounding communities. One interesting report I saw on the Mt. Whitney Facebook page was that some hikers on the mountain didn't feel anything during the July 4 quake. I always thought that being rea...
by bbb
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes
Replies: 53
Views: 15117

Re: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes

Agree, that these are nice to see in installments.

Is that a relay station in the center of the picture...?