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by Gowergulch42
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Nov 8-12
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Re: Nov 8-12

Unless you have a really sturdy, built, high clearance, 4WD car, you should not drop down into the canyon at the end of the road. There's a wide parking area when you reach the mouth of the canyon, and unless you are experienced with rocky sandy roads, you should stop there. The last mile or so is r...
by Gowergulch42
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copper Canyon Closure
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: Copper Canyon Closure

As far as my understanding from probing this very question goes, the Copper Canyon drainage is off limits. Unless you can prove that you were not in the protected area (which is impossible, and you will be searched and your pictures will be gone through) then it's not an option. Any vehicle parked a...
by Gowergulch42
Mon May 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope Pk
Replies: 22
Views: 2299

Re: Telescope Pk

Permits are not required, but if I'm leaving my car in a conspicuous place I always leave a note saying what I'm doing and when I mean to be back. For longer backcountry adventures, I get a backcountry permit you pick up for free at the ranger stations just so they know who's going where and for how...
by Gowergulch42
Mon May 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Maple Tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Maple Tree?

Well strike me down as incorrect! Sure is a far cry from the maples I'm used to seeing here in the wet northwest, but that mountain maple looks like a good match, and the Panamints are listed as within the occurring range of the plant.
by Gowergulch42
Mon May 07, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Saline Valley Management Plan proposal
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Saline Valley Management Plan proposal

They are required to essentially do 3 proposals: do nothing, improve, completely dismantle. If history is anything to go by, "Do Nothing" will be used. There are very few major differences from the plan released a few years ago, 2013 I think?
by Gowergulch42
Sun May 06, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Saline Valley Management Plan proposal
Replies: 3
Views: 657

Re: Saline Valley Management Plan proposal

Seems like they kinda re-release the same plan every year. The last plan in 2013 has not yielded change to how Saline Springs is run.
by Gowergulch42
Sun May 06, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Maple Tree?
Replies: 15
Views: 1827

Re: Maple Tree?

I do not know what it is, but I can assure you it does not look like a maple tree :grin:
by Gowergulch42
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: April 19-23: Badwater -> Telescope -> Badwater
Replies: 30
Views: 3351

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

Very awesome! What altitude was that at?
by Gowergulch42
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: April 19-23: Badwater -> Telescope -> Badwater
Replies: 30
Views: 3351

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

I have no words other than Well Done.

You did one-up us all :smile:
by Gowergulch42
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 523
Views: 195943

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

Candace_66 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:58 pm
As for mine, those pictures were taken at Lost Spring. That is in a side canyon off Anvil Spring Canyon. It's also part of the route to Sugarloaf Peak.
Ah! I had a feeling it was down in that quadrant! I've never explored down there.
by Gowergulch42
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 523
Views: 195943

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

Sat for nearly a week without a peep…

This is Cave Rock Spring, on the east slope of the Amargosa Range (Grapevine Mtns.) about 5 miles north of Titus Canyon! A deathly quiet canyon with lots of history scattered on the ground.
by Gowergulch42
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Two-Holer Outhouses - Census
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Two-Holer Outhouses - Census

Christmas Gift Mine has a two-holer.
by Gowergulch42
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 523
Views: 195943

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

Nope! It’s somewhere in the Amargosa Range.
by Gowergulch42
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 523
Views: 195943

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

Nope, not Titus, and not exceptionally high altitude, either. This did happen to be the greenest weekend I've seen in DV over six spring trips there!
by Gowergulch42
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 523
Views: 195943

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

I would like to share my own teaser…

ImageTake a guess! by Andrew Dunning, on Flickr

Any ideas where I found this delightful cave?