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by Kauri
Mon May 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The next best thing to Star Wars Canyon
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: The next best thing to Star Wars Canyon

Hike out to the Needles where the fire lookout was located and watch and wait. Nice!! I know that spot, but haven't been there for 8 years. If I recall correctly, before you go up the stairs to the lookout, you can scramble through the rocks and trees to the left and get to an overlook of the nearb...
by Kauri
Tue May 12, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Jets at Star Wars canyon
Replies: 16
Views: 4115

Re: Jets at Star Wars canyon

For anyone who has some great images of the jets over Star Wars Canyon, or anywhere in DV (from the DVNPS Instagram page) "Do you have an amazing hi-res picture of jets flying at Death Valley? We are looking for photo donations that could be used for an exhibit! We are specifically looking for image...
by Kauri
Sun May 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Crystal Peak Sparkles At Sunrise And Sunset
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Crystal Peak Sparkles At Sunrise And Sunset

Wonderful video, thank you for posting! I had been hoping to get back to the great basin area this summer (possibly visiting the west side of the national park), but I don't think it's going to happen at this point I'm curious, does the nice dog (maybe a golden retriever?) at 2:50 in the video belon...
by Kauri
Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First visit to Death Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: First visit to Death Valley

Very nice trip report, thank you for sharing! I especially appreciate seeing DV photos since I was planning a trip to DV this spring that had to be cancelled... I'm thinking the road you took towards Monarch Canyon that wasn't the correct road could have been a service road; I recall there's one in ...
by Kauri
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism

From DVFB: https://www.facebook.com/DeathValleyNPS/ "Thank you to everyone that reported tips regarding the "Steve & Lacy" graffiti! Steve is not on social media, but an acquaintance of his saw the story and told him about the public opinions. He called the tip line, confessed, and apologized to th...
by Kauri
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Homesick For DEVA - Here's your medicine
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Homesick For DEVA - Here's your medicine

Great video! I will probably watch it multiple times over the next few weeks :) Thank you for posting! I’m not sure how YouTube picks which image from the video to display as the “preview,” but I think that image from near Hole-in-the-Wall (at 1:30 in the movie) was taken at the exact spot where I l...
by Kauri
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism

Thanks! I’ve posted this on the Marlin Crawler forum and the Panamint Valley forum.
by Kauri
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism
Replies: 10
Views: 815

Re: NPS needs help solving backcountry vandalism

Thank you posting this. It's disgraceful what some people will do. Can I copy this, to post on some off-road/4WD forums, since you mentioned this person was reportedly en route to KOH and folks who went to the same event may have encountered him? Generally, I've observed that community does not appr...
by Kauri
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 797

Re: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020

For quite awhile, I had Easter Sunday penciled in for a DVNP adventure high in the Panamints. IF it was a fairly dry winter/spring and there was little or no snow up there. The Park closure ended any chance of doing it. :sad: But it would have been a non-starter anyway, because it is anything but d...
by Kauri
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Thanks for posting the additional photos! That formation looks like a chunk of the wall that fell, then because it's a soft conglomerate rock the rain/erosion sort of melted it into the wall, like Corkscrew (False) Bridge. Good find!
by Kauri
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Great photos!! You visited a lot of very nice places! I'm curious about the not-Black Point Canyon; were there more of those conglomerate formations like the one in the photo you posted? That's a good find! In regards to the boulders in Room Canyon: I don't think the park service would be at all hap...
by Kauri
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: Closed

I won't get sick hiking in wilderness, but I might get sick getting there. This is a very good point that I think a lot of travelers don't necessarily realize (though perhaps I'm somewhat biased from reading Outside Magazine, Adventure Journal, etc., who are all advocating for folks to "stay home, ...
by Kauri
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: Closed

Yes, please postpone your trip until the shelter-in-place order is lifted. It's safer for you and everyone else if folks stay home and don't travel, since one could easily become a carrier of the virus whether or not they show symptoms. I'm in the California Bay Area, and even though the coronavirus...
by Kauri
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 542
Views: 275596

Re: Answer: Mustard Canyon - Details

Bluegreen kayak got the location and substance correct but the time of day wrong. On one of my first trips ever to DEVA I exited my vehicle to take a closer look at the yellow mudwall formations in Mustard Canyon. While walking the short distance from the graded dirt road to the mudwalls I heard cr...
by Kauri
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

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/