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by Grzldvt
Wed May 20, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Speaking of Star Wars
Replies: 0
Views: 172

Speaking of Star Wars

My grand daughters have gotten into the series. I have the original Trilogy - A New Hope, Return of the Jedi and the Empire Strikes Back in VHS. I converted the VHS tapes to DVD's to give to them. I could have bought them far cheaper than the amount of time it took me to convert them or, here is a c...
by Grzldvt
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Wildflower potential
Replies: 10
Views: 2846

Re: Wildflower potential

I believe things are looking very positive. Storms just keep rolling in and here in Silicon Valley the hills are greening up ahead of schedule. Checking the local spots I visit, they are all getting rain.
by Grzldvt
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 5050

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Wow, thanks for posting this information. The Lane Walker blogs are especially interesting as the aftershocks have moved in the direction going north. I am up in San Jose right now but have to get back to my place in Orange County and plan on a side trip to Trona to check it out. I have not research...
by Grzldvt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 10
Views: 2398

Re: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Saw the earth shifted and the news reported a 12" crack was created on 178 outside of Trona. But actual footage shows more like 4-5". I was in Orange County and we had a rolling type of experience but was pretty mild. I have been is some pretty nasty quakes and knew instantly we were experiencing on...
by Grzldvt
Wed May 08, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rainbow Canyon in the LA Times
Replies: 4
Views: 2046

Re: Rainbow Canyon in the LA Times

Been there when they were flying in the Panamint Valley and put on an incredible display. They buzzed my friend and myself. I was driving a Corvette and one of the fighters dropped so low and close I could see the rivets on the plane. It was pretty amazing as 3 fighters buzzed the Valley. We were on...
by Grzldvt
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28
Replies: 9
Views: 2571

Re: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28

Great pics, as always.
by Grzldvt
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: California Condor On The Colorado Close-up
Replies: 2
Views: 2543

Re: California Condor On The Colorado Close-up

Very cool, lots of Condors are in AZ. I run Big Sur marathon, a 26.2 mile run from Pfiefer Big Sur Park to Carmel, along Hwy 1 and it is not unusual to see condors along the course. Very ugly, but impressive birds.
by Grzldvt
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Lake Elsinore, Anzo Borrego and Joshua Tree Wildflower Trip
Replies: 0
Views: 2865

Lake Elsinore, Anzo Borrego and Joshua Tree Wildflower Trip

One of the advantages of being retired, you can do last second trips. Heard Lake Elsinore was exploding along with very select sections of Anzo Borrego and JoshuaTree. Did not head into DV, just did not hear of much happening besides inclement weather. This is just a few pics, I think I took over 14...
by Grzldvt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved
Replies: 11
Views: 4597

Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

The report needs to be on the web(Google Drive works) and you can then create a link, but I am interested - grzldvt@pacbell.net
by Grzldvt
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing
Replies: 5
Views: 3360

Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing

Being retired has its advantages. Saw a plethora of articles that Horsetail Falls in Yosemite has a very narrow window but is getting lit up. So, I drove from Orange County to my home in San Jose(A 10 hour trip due to heavy snow on I-5), then met a friend Friday AM where we drove into Yosemite. Comp...
by Grzldvt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Park may be getting bigger
Replies: 12
Views: 3725

Re: Great news on the expansion

So good to see reps and dems holding hands for a change. Let's hope the bill passes. Now for my bad news. The park is already too expansive which means I have a Telescope Peak Snowball's chance in Hades Canyon of exploring even half of the existing Death Valley before I croak like a Surprise Canyon...
by Grzldvt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved
Replies: 11
Views: 4597

Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Wow, what a story, I got hooked and was up until 3AM reading it n intimate detail.
Thanks
by Grzldvt
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 21
Views: 11143

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 Grzldvt
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Exploring Little Nub just north of Highway 190
Replies: 4
Views: 2091

Re: Exploring Little Nub just north of Highway 190

Very cool, I know exactly where that is, just never explored it. Looks like a great place to spend a night
by Grzldvt
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Yellow Fire Dusty Sunset
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

Re: Yellow Fire Dusty Sunset

Very cool.... great video