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by Randy O
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

Somebody printed the whole story and left a copy in the Geologist's cabin that my wife and I read one night while staying there. I don't know if it's still there or not but it was fascinating to read it and be in that same place where this happened.
by Randy O
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

It looked to me like they were driving quite fast on that road and the evidence is what it did to their shocks. I never air down our Jeep and it has AT tires but I do take my time on wash board roads and let others with less common sense go by when they catch up with me. I always see the Farabee Jee...
by Randy O
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 1558

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

A lesson is to be learned from this video for all who drive too fast on those washboard roads.
by Randy O
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Ranch at Death Valley - completed video update
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: The Ranch at Death Valley - completed video update

Yeah, we were there earlier that same day and the place was way too busy for my blood, looks like we should have come back in the evening. A couple of days later most of the crowds had gone and it was much better to wander around.
by Randy O
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport

Thank you Kauri, my wife took that picture trying not to disturb her much.
by Randy O
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport
Replies: 12
Views: 1815

Re: Vultures Buzz Death Valley Airport

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. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/shdAliE-PNFFE4KYMskvKyCZq7G0W4o6AyvaQzVnVFzuI9qW7fDLA0CUGdac...
by Randy O
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mosaic Canyon Road is closed through June 30, 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1553

Re: Mosaic Canyon Road is closed through June 30, 2019

That's going to be closed through the whole winter tourist season. I think that's going to suck for a lot of people who want to see Mosaic Canyon.
by Randy O
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Nov 8-12
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

Re: Nov 8-12

The Lemoigne Canyon road is really rough and slow so get an early start going in there. We were there in February so it may have gotten some storm damage this summer but it's always a fun slow ride, especially once you drop into the wash at the head of the fan.
by Randy O
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Panamint City backpack.
Replies: 16
Views: 8956

Re: Panamint City backpack.

We saw that graffiti when we hiked up there at the end of February this year. It's bad to see this get started in a place like this.
by Randy O
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Manly Beacon Light Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Manly Beacon Light Show

Very nice! Looks like the footing up on top was a little sketchy, was it as loose as it looked?
by Randy O
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Dunes Drenching Downpour
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Panamint Dunes Drenching Downpour

That's nice dude!
by Randy O
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: April 19-23: Badwater -> Telescope -> Badwater
Replies: 35
Views: 5723

Re: April 19-23: Badwater -> Telescope -> Badwater

Wow, what a story! Thanks for sharing that fantastic adventure.
by Randy O
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Widow Mine rails back over to Ryan Camp
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Widow Mine rails back over to Ryan Camp

Nice! My wife and I also hiked up there in February to the railroad and walked to that sign where we turned around. Pretty cool stuff. Did you find the switch up there? It still works, splitting the rail line smoothly. Next time we go back I will make it a point to walk the other way to the Widow Mi...
by Randy O
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Road To Surprise Canyon Trailhead
Replies: 3
Views: 1054

Re: Road To Surprise Canyon Trailhead

We did that hike a few weeks ago and the road is in pretty good shape, you shouldn't have any trouble.