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by Kauri
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 10
Views: 429

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: 10
Views: 429

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: 10
Views: 429

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: 10
Views: 429

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: 77

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: 28
Views: 873

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: 142

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: 149

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 :)
by Kauri
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Natural arch and caves, Cottonwood Mountains
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Natural arch and caves, Cottonwood Mountains

Yes, that's a very nice arch! I have some photos of the fossils on and near the arch on the last page of http://kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resources/CanyonOneHalfCottonwoodArchPart1.pdf and the first page of http://kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resources/CanyonOneHalfCottonwoodArchPart2...
by Kauri
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Low Snow
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Low Snow

Wow, that is indeed low snow!

The lowest snow I've seen is at the mouth of the canyon just south of Echo (I think Steve Hall calls it Rockfall Canyon), and also in Wildrose Canyon

And that is an impressive amount of snow on Tucki!
by Kauri
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 15
Views: 3813

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

Some recommend a concentrated DEET spray, like Jungle Juice from REI, https://www.rei.com/product/799528/sawyer-jungle-juice-100-pump-spray-insect-repellent-98-percent-deet-2-fl-oz , but if the ticks are really hungry, they may disregard it, like the deer outside our house that doesn't mind a crush...
by Kauri
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Threading The Needle at Telescope Peak
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Threading The Needle at Telescope Peak

Wow, I did not realize Wildrose Peak is visible through that notch from the actual summit of Telescope Peak!
by Kauri
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Red Amphitheater Rhapsody
Replies: 2
Views: 210

Re: Red Amphitheater Rhapsody

Very nice! There are some good narrows in the canyon above Navel Spring, and also in the canyon just north of it, near where the tunnels are, which you may be interested in seeing on a future trip. I should also mention that there is a mountain lion den and large piles of bones in the next major dra...
by Kauri
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Keane Wonder Mine
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Keane Wonder Mine

I think the SPW hotel also sells pool/shower passes, and is generally less crowded than Furnace Creek/the Oasis, but as I've never used either I could be mistaken.
by Kauri
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Full Lunar Eclipse - Blood Moon in DV report - image
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Full Lunar Eclipse - Blood Moon in DV report - image

Great photos of the eclipse!