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by Kauri
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 769

Re: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport

Randy O wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:30 pm
My wife and I saw one of those critters at the mouth of Scotty's Canyon near Ashford Mill a few years ago. It was sitting on a nest in a creosote bush. I don't think they are all that rare in Death Valley.
That's a very nice photo!
by Kauri
Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Spam
Replies: 39
Views: 27786

Re: Spam

I just received a spam private message from "Hannahrem." Did anyone else receive spam from this account?
by Kauri
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

I've uploaded one more trip report, on King Midas Canyon: http://kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resources/DVDec17/KingMidasCanyonPart1.pdf http://kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resources/DVDec17/KingMidasCanyonPart2.pdf There will be one more report from this trip, also from the Keane Wonder...
by Kauri
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

I think you would definitely enjoy hiking this canyon, especially since it is so photogenic!

Also, congrats on your upcoming retirement which I recall you posting about in another thread. Does that mean more time for vacations? :)
by Kauri
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

I've uploaded another trip report, on Hellfire Canyon, which is the major canyon just north of Natural Bridge Canyon. I think this is an unofficial name for the canyon, assigned by canyoneers, and it seems to accurately describe the red colors occasionally appearing on the canyon walls! The first so...
by Kauri
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

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: 4
Views: 462

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: 4
Views: 462

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: 4
Views: 747

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: 12
Views: 2029

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: 720

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: 809

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: 5
Views: 1544

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: 495

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: 495

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...