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by Kauri
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

I've completed one more report from this trip, visiting a formation in the upper part of the canyon just north of Echo. As expected, it turned out to not be a natural bridge, but the upper part of the canyon is very nice and is worth exploring further (when the days are longer than they are in Janua...
by Kauri
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Blue Mountain awaits summiteers to register
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Blue Mountain awaits summiteers to register

Thank you for the clarification!
by Kauri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Blue Mountain awaits summiteers to register
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Blue Mountain awaits summiteers to register

Very nice! Am I correct in understanding that you not only found a second route to the top of big blue but that this new route is more accessible to hikers?
by Kauri
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Cohab Canyon, Capitol Reef
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Cohab Canyon, Capitol Reef

Very nice! I've been planning to eventually check out some of the canyons in Capitol Reef, and this adds another one to my list---thank you!
by Kauri
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

I'm finally getting to some of these reports, and (much-needed) updates on my website... Here are links to the two parts of my report on some small peaks just north of Borax Benchmark. http://kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resources/DVDec17/NorthOfBoraxAreaPart1.pdf http://kaurijacobphotography....
by Kauri
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Re: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

Wow, looks like you had a great trip, and great photos (as usual)! How were the mosquitoes, or did the smoke keep them away?
by Kauri
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Australia in 5500 miles
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Australia in 5500 miles

Wow. Stunning photos! Makes me wish I could visit Australia.
by Kauri
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress

D.A. Wright wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:13 pm

Don’t know if you’ve seen it, but their is a 360 rotating webcam on top of that building. It is found at:

http://timbisha.com/index.php/weather
That webcam is awesome! I check it very frequently :)
by Kauri
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Off the Wall at Hole in the Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Off the Wall at Hole in the Wall

Actually, I did that hike before I started writing trip reports, so unfortunately I don't have a report on it. A while back Talus Jack posted a report on the thread https://www.death-valley.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=21674 but the link to his report no longer works, and I understand he's dropped...
by Kauri
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Off the Wall at Hole in the Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 334

Re: Off the Wall at Hole in the Wall

The larger nub in your photo isn't particularly difficult to ascend, but the rock is sharp and loose so gloves are a necessity. I climbed it many years ago, and the best route seems to be the crack visible in the center of your photo. If you find another route to the top, I'd be interested to hear a...
by Kauri
Tue May 22, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Bagged Blue Mountain behind Benchmark - finally!
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Bagged Blue Mountain behind Benchmark - finally!

Congratulations on summiting the big blue mountain! You're probably aware that many hikers have been trying for quite some time to find a route to the top. From Google Earth and multiple failed attempts, I'd realized the key to summiting that peak was probably to come up from the Artists Palette, bu...
by Kauri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Second canyon north of Grapevine Springs
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Second canyon north of Grapevine Springs

Excellent report! It's great to see some documentation on one of the far northern Grapevines canyons. That is a much nicer and more major canyon than I would have expected for that area.
by Kauri
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Mountain Lions around?
Replies: 17
Views: 1556

Re: Mountain Lions around?

Fortunately, I have never seen a mountain lion in DV, but I have seen evidence of them on many occasions. There are two areas in particular I have seen a lot of evidence of mountain lions, and hence would advise hikers to be especially careful there. The area between Navel Springs and Mummy Canyon. ...
by Kauri
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fossils from canyon north of Spectrum Cyn
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Fossils from canyon north of Spectrum Cyn

I believe it's part of a plant stem, but I admittedly don't know much geology.
by Kauri
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fossils from canyon north of Spectrum Cyn
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

Re: Fossils from canyon north of Spectrum Cyn

Very nice! There are more fossils further up that canyon:

http://kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.c ... hPart2.pdf