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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: 8
Views: 147

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: 7
Views: 1463

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: 8
Views: 147

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: 2
Views: 131

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: 205

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: 9
Views: 663

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: 1005

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: 9
Views: 663

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: 366

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: 2550

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...
by Kauri
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 9
Views: 663

Re: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

Oops, sorry, I forgot to reply earlier! I'll look forward to seeing what you determine on a future trip! I still think the dry fall you encountered and the dry fall on the bird and hike site are two different ones. Based on your map at 3:58 on your YouTube video, I'm thinking you were stopped by the...
by Kauri
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 9
Views: 663

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: 174

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: 174

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: 316

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.