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by Kauri
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stovepipe Wells to Racetrack Playa (via Marble Canyon) - Feb. 22-26
Replies: 14
Views: 524

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

I'd like to mention that I'm very happy that folks are using my reports to help plan their trips, and let me know if there are any questions about what I've written. I haven't been able to visit DV for 18 months now (since I've been helping to take care of my father, who has a neurological disabilit...
by Kauri
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three trips worth of finds
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Three trips worth of finds

Very nice!! I initially thought I knew where the big circle of rocks might be, but given your hint that these photos are of a location reached after a 9 mile hike I think my guess is likely not correct. I've encountered a few of those (rock alignments?) when I haven't been looking for them, in vario...
by Kauri
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

Re: Some guidance maybe?

D.A. Wright wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Looks like the grill of a 1959 Edsel ... :dezdan:
:lol:
by Kauri
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

Re: Some guidance maybe?

I agree, some of these natural features are difficult to classify! If I recall correctly, to be an arch, it needs to be wind-carved, but to be a natural bridge it must be water carved. And then there are also natural tunnels, such as what Steve Hall calls Oriel Tunnel: http://www.panamintcity.com/fu...
by Kauri
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Stovepipe Wells to Racetrack Playa (via Marble Canyon) - Feb. 22-26
Replies: 14
Views: 524

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

Barely hit Cottonwood in this larger loop from Emigrant Campground/Bathrooms, avoiding the road: The dryfalls at the beginning in Canyon 7 are bypassable. http://www.nwhikers.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8022827 loop shows unconnected out of Lemoigne because a jeeper gave us a ride to avoid crossing ...
by Kauri
Sun May 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes
Replies: 29
Views: 1210

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

Kauri, it is approximately halfway between the Badwater parking lot and Mormon Point--between Coffin and Copper Canyons, if I am reading the satellite images correctly. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47937708522_c65c6b9eb8_o.jpg Thank you! From Digonnet's map of the Black Mountains, it looks l...
by Kauri
Sun May 26, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 2105

Re: Some guidance maybe?

Glad you figured out how to post your images. Is there a trip report posted as well? I hope I'm not stepping on anyone's toes by answering this... There's an excellent trip report posted by bluegreen kayak on the Western Places forum, http://www.death-valley.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=24628 http...
by Kauri
Thu May 23, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 10-20, 2019: Ballarat -> Butte Valley -> Panamint Pass loop, plus day hikes
Replies: 29
Views: 1210

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

Thank you for the detailed trip report, and I'm looking forward to seeing some photos! I'm also curious about the location of the little colorful slots you mentioned. The best colors I've seen seem to be between the Artist's Palette and Natural Bridge Canyon (e.g. in Brimstone and Hellfire Canyons),...
by Kauri
Tue May 21, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

Thank you for posting this! I had not previously heard of Palo Duro Canyon State Park. From a brief Google search for images, it looks like a very nice place to visit. I'll look forward to seeing your photos, whenever you're able to upload them :smile:
by Kauri
Mon May 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan

I just received this in the May DVNHA newsletter: The National Park Service has finalized the Saline Valley Warm Springs Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (plan/EIS). The document outlines the agency's plan for managing visitor use, natural resources, cultural resources, and facilit...
by Kauri
Mon May 06, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

Yes, the "main side canyon" opening is quite narrow, if I recall correctly. And that area is very colorful! There appear to be more colorful hills between the two main forks of Funeral Slot Canyon that can be seen from GE and which I'm sure are worth exploring. The upper reaches of the canyon just s...
by Kauri
Mon May 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Disappearing History

A piece of history I've wondered about is whatever happened to the mining equipment that was in some of the mining tunnels at 20 mule team canyon long ago. Does anyone know if the NPS remove it before they blocked (dynamited?) the entrances to the tunnels? Unfortunately I don't have any photos of th...
by Kauri
Mon May 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 12
Views: 1146

Re: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

In the pix from birdandhike, that big fall is definitely at the end of the "left fork" in the Furnace Slot canyon. There's a nice big smooth white rock at the junction, and our whole party went on the left side (which is also well photo documented at Steve's site), and we all encountered the fall. ...
by Kauri
Wed May 01, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: March 2019 trip

Very nice photos, as usual! If I recall correctly, there are more examples of the rocks with ripple marks in the "badlands" area some distance north of the Boxax BM area, but not as large as that example. There are also occasional fossils in that area. Someday I'll get to the miners trail by Lemoign...
by Kauri
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 34
Views: 3196

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Thanks! I LOVE 3rd gen 4Runners, though mine's a little jealous that yours has made so many more trips to DV! The front bumper is from Relentless Fabrication in Sparks, Nev. They're super close to me and did a great job on the fabrication & install. They run a few big sales a year, but they're stil...