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by Kauri
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Closed

I just read this very well written article about why it's a good idea to avoid traveling during the pandemic, and I thought I'd share it here:

https://americanadventurist.com/a-messa ... venturist/
by Kauri
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Closed

I received a mass email from Garmin two days ago confirming that SOS signal on satellite device will still work, followed by this: Note: Please recreate responsibly and consider the pressure currently on the emergency and medical community as well as local quarantine mandates that may impact rescue...
by Kauri
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Closed

Its no longer just county level closures. The entire state is now under a "shelter in place" order. That said, visiting the park is still permitted, but I'd be leery of people who are taking advantage of the current situation to engage in foolish, dangerous or illegal activities. Agreed, I'm concer...
by Kauri
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Proposed north DV loop coming in North Pass and exiting Eureka Valley Rd. March 20-22. Is this route passable?
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Proposed north DV loop coming in North Pass and exiting Eureka Valley Rd. March 20-22. Is this route passable?

Your mapped route from Saline Valley Warm Springs to Eureka Dunes goes through Dedeckera Canyon and Steel Pass. In any conditions, that would be a nearly impossible route to do in a Subaru Outback, due to ground clearance. There is a YouTube video of some folks who were able to get a Subaru (not sur...
by Kauri
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Chloride road conditions

Yeah, I think the the Monarch-Chloride Road would definitely be too much for a Highlander. I recall it was very off-camber (I think that's the right terminology---two track with one side quite a bit higher than the other) for much of the way from Monarch Canyon to Chloride, so ground clearance would...
by Kauri
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Chloride road conditions

I'd be most concerned about the tires---I recall that the rocks on that road are sharp, and I personally would not trust that the tires on a rental vehicle would be sufficiently good for that road. Also, I think there are some steep, loose stretches, where you'd need 4WD, but I could be remembering ...
by Kauri
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Literature & Research
Topic: Death Valley (unofficial and official) place names map
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Death Valley (unofficial and official) place names map

I’ve been putting together a map of (unofficial and official) named places in DV, based on place names I’ve found on hiker trip reports, NPS databases, etc. It’ll probably never be entirely finished, but I think I can finally say it’s mostly done. :) The brown pins are peaks on the NPS DEVA High Poi...
by Kauri
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Badwater Sea Level Sign Scamper Up 282 Feet
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Badwater Sea Level Sign Scamper Up 282 Feet

Thanks and this was my third attempt to reach the sign during the past three years. The first two attempts were too far south with reaching the same elevation as the sign but not able to scoot sideways the 50 to 100 yards necessary to access the sign. The best route IMHO (in my humble opinion) is s...
by Kauri
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Posting pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Re: Posting pictures

There are some threads about this in the "Test Forum" section of this board. See, for example,
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=24548

You need to upload the photos elsewhere, then use image tags along with the link to the photo to get them to appear in your post.
by Kauri
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Badwater Sea Level Sign Scamper Up 282 Feet
Replies: 5
Views: 1988

Re: Badwater Sea Level Sign Scamper Up 282 Feet

Nicely done! How slippery was the talus getting up to the sign? I've always wanted to get to it, but have been worried about unintentionally rolling back down on ball-bearing like rocks.
by Kauri
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Ryan Camp And The Billie Mine Loop
Replies: 11
Views: 4666

Re: Ryan Camp And The Billie Mine Loop

The photos are showing up on my computer now. Great images, thanks for sharing!
by Kauri
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Spoke with husband-wife who last worked King Midas Mine
Replies: 16
Views: 3007

Re: Spoke with husband-wife who last worked King Midas Mine

I just received an email from NPS staff who will be setting me up with curation to start the "government process" of seeing if the material is what they wish to permanently curate. I hope so, but if not, it will at least be posted online for digital archiving. I'll keep all of you posted on the pro...
by Kauri
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Spoke with husband-wife who last worked King Midas Mine
Replies: 16
Views: 3007

Re: Spoke with husband-wife who last worked King Midas Mine

Wow. Absolutely amazing! A big thank you to Jim and Anna for sharing their stories, and thank you to DV Dazed for organizing this!

It seems like there must be someone at the NPS who would be interested in helping to curate this info, so hopefully you'll hear something back soon.
by Kauri
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring
Replies: 7
Views: 1659

Re: Salt Creek Source - McLean Spring

Now I just need to find the trail that takes off from the SC parking lot and heads out along Cottonball Marsh. FYI, be careful on that hike, we've done it twice and coming back the second time after dark we almost got lost in the hills south of Salt Creek. It's longer than cutting across the hills,...
by Kauri
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Retired Ranger Jay Snow Says It Best
Replies: 6
Views: 2012

Re: Retired Ranger Jay Snow Says It Best

I'm currently working out hikes for our March trip. I am always the organizer. When I start thinking about where to go, I'm mostly thinking about revisiting old haunts we have not been to for 10+ years. But then I start poking around and looking at my old notes and notes from folks like Kauri and S...