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by Kauri
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

Very nice! I'm especially glad the colorful areas showed up well for your video and photos. When we visited that area, the colors were much more vivid in the evening and were more washed out in mid-day. I think estimating 60 feet for the height of that dry fall might be a bit much, though. If we're ...
by Kauri
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower King Midas & over north ridge into Keane Wonder
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Lower King Midas & over north ridge into Keane Wonder

Just watched your video---I especially enjoyed the zoomed-in images of the tramway stations far above, and the impressive views from the ridge between King Midas and Keane Wonder! You may find Tramway Canyon (at the southern end of the Black Mountains) a worthwhile destination for a future trip. It ...
by Kauri
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower King Midas & over north ridge into Keane Wonder
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Lower King Midas & over north ridge into Keane Wonder

I haven't had a chance to watch your video yet (looking forward to it!) but the zigzag trail bypassing the major dryfalls in King Midas Canyon is an old mule trail to the mine works. If I recall correctly, Digonnet has it marked on his map of the Keane Wonder Mine area. I started on this trail in Ja...
by Kauri
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Bighorn lamb close-ups at Keane Wonder
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Bighorn lamb close-ups at Keane Wonder

Wow, that is amazing!

I wonder if the bighorn herd had moved into the Keane area because it was closed to the public for so long.
by Kauri
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Anywho, we crossed the Amargosa on Sunday, March 10 around 2:30pm and there wasn't much of a water crossing to speak of. That said, we had left some storms in our rearview mirror and I swear later that night we both heard the water flow in the river pickup as if earlier rainfall had finally drained...
by Kauri
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: March 2019 trip

Yes, I visited Foundry Canyon, then told Steve Hall that the lower narrows are accessible to hikers. I'm sorry you didn't get to see the narrows above the boulder section. There may have been some erosion since I was there, from looking at your photo of the initial dry fall, which could have made th...
by Kauri
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: March 2019 trip

Great photos! I thoroughly enjoyed reading your report!
by Kauri
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

Thank you for the correction! I always thought those small sheets of transparent crystal were quartz---hopefully someday I'll have the opportunity to take a geology class and correct other such gaps in my knowledge. :) I'll be curious to hear what you find in a closer inspection of those reflective ...
by Kauri
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

It looks like a very reflective rock---I've been fooled by things like that on many occasions. Given the area, I'm thinking it maybe could be a form of quartz? If I recall correctly, in other locations (e.g. the Grapevines), I've spotted similarly reflective rocks, and they turned out to be coated w...
by Kauri
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

If I recall correctly, Charlie Callagan had a list of about 200 named peaks/benchmarks in the park, and he'd summited most of them. Steve Hall may have the list; I'm not sure. Admittedly, I prefer hiking in areas for which there currently aren't any trip reports, so I doubt I'll attempt the "200 pea...
by Kauri
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 1047

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

Great to hear more folks have summited the Blue Mountain!

Is the next challenge to summit one of the colorful peaks due east of the top of the Artist's Palette Second Dip Canyon? :)
by Kauri
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mining trail loop: first canyon south of Monarch canyon
Replies: 2
Views: 209

Re: Mining trail loop: first canyon south of Monarch canyon

Very nice!

I'm curious if you've visited the two drainages north of Cyty's Mill and/or King Midas Canyon, since you did a bit of exploring in the Monarch Canyon area?

I'm guessing that driving that road is not permitted, as Digonnet treats it as an old road usable as a hiking route in his book.
by Kauri
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 32
Views: 1913

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Wow, nice photos!
by Kauri
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Third canyon south of Monarch
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Third canyon south of Monarch

I almost missed this report---great job finding this canyon! I don't know of anyone else who has hiked it. There is certainly a lot of interesting geology in this part of the Funeral Mountains.
by Kauri
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Natural arch and caves, Cottonwood Mountains
Replies: 4
Views: 346

Re: Natural arch and caves, Cottonwood Mountains

Those are very nice fossils! It looks like I need to spend some more time searching for fossils in that area :)