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by Gowergulch42
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: -45 degrees F in October in Utah...wondering....
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: -45 degrees F in October in Utah...wondering....

I have experienced inversion layers in the park several times; most often in the winter after storms. It'll be in the 50s in the valley but also up at Wildrose. I've never seen or heard about a 40 degree difference though, however we do have those in Oregon (ice in Portland, 45 and sunny at Mount Ho...
by Gowergulch42
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Across Owens Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Across Owens Lake

Yes, everything is still open and Rob (Rich?) still lives on site.
by Gowergulch42
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress
Replies: 18
Views: 2466

Re: Scotty's Castle road repairs in progress

It seems like a lot of the delay has to do with restoring on-site utilities, going through the historical preservation boards to make needed changes to some structures, and rebuilding the road. I read a short report that revealed that the old road was built in essentially the worst possible place in...
by Gowergulch42
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: November Visit
Replies: 13
Views: 916

Re: November Visit

At Dante's, sometimes people are in the view and it makes it all the more interesting. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48840587513_86ff6fee38_b.jpg DSC_0204 by Andrew Dunning , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48841132107_2ba5735dba_b.jpg DSC_0195 by Andrew Dunning , on Flickr
by Gowergulch42
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2618

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

There will be near-constant aftershocks for a few days, and persistent aftershock for months, and sparse aftershocks for years. A seismologist with the Southern California Seismic Network tweeted that she and others are considering the 6.4 yesterday as a foreshock (with its own sequence of aftershoc...
by Gowergulch42
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2618

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Doorway isn't a great solution since they can move in an earthquake and are no less susceptible to collapse than the rest of the wall. Against an interior wall and a big table are your better bet.
by Gowergulch42
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 2618

M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

At 8:19 pm, a 7.1 magnitude (preliminary) earthquake struck the same fault system that the 6.4 did yesterday, and its thousands of aftershocks. USGS Earthquakes ( earthquake.usgs.gov is still offline as of this post, but this is the largest earthquake to occur in California since the 1992 Landers qu...
by Gowergulch42
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Ravens
Replies: 3
Views: 735

Re: Death Valley Ravens

At our camp on Lemoigne, we have had the same pair of ravens visit us the entire time we've stayed there (a week at a time) both with and without young ravens. They've even followed us to SPW and Emigrant!
by Gowergulch42
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Three trips worth of finds
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Three trips worth of finds

An amazing selection of finds!

I've been looking for that particular set of pictos for a while!
by Gowergulch42
Wed May 08, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Disappearing History
Replies: 5
Views: 2358

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 t...
by Gowergulch42
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?
Replies: 9
Views: 2682

Re: Pleasant Canyon Road conditions?

Is Surprise/PC too much of a commitment for you then?
by Gowergulch42
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

I must have confused Hall with Jail or Happy Canyons! Good to know Hall is clear above the cabin.
by Gowergulch42
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

I haven't personally, but it would like to attempt it some day. I recall a report from many years ago, probably on another forum, reporting impenetrable or difficult undergrowth and dense brush along much of the route.
by Gowergulch42
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 3005

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

Kinda looks like aircraft wreckage. If it's not that, then probably desert varnish.
by Gowergulch42
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Springs on west side of Grapevine Mountains
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Springs on west side of Grapevine Mountains

I'm glad to see exploration in this area! It's been on my radar for a very long time. Looks like an interesting place to clamber around!