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by Gowergulch42
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thirteen days in the Sahara
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: Thirteen days in the Sahara

Amazing. Truly amazing.
by Gowergulch42
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lee Flat Overlook Road, Nearby Mine
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Lee Flat Overlook Road, Nearby Mine

It depends what you're looking for. The workings aren't impressive, but the minerals and the views are exceptional. The cabins are pretty nice, too. The few mines I've been in up there were rather treacherous, but worth poking one's head in to. Check this one out: http://dvexplore.blogspot.com/2016/...
by Gowergulch42
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Gnarly Notch Anomaly Near Keane Wonder
Replies: 5
Views: 455

Re: Gnarly Notch Anomaly Near Keane Wonder

At some point when the level of the alluvial fans were at that level (I think about 10k years ago, but I'd have to check my books for that) the flow pattern changed to cut through that bar there, and as the level of the alluvium has dropped from erosion and the uplift of the mountains, it has contin...
by Gowergulch42
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

As far as Rogers goes, I have some (possibly outdated) intel on that. As of 2016, their use permit was in the pipeline to maintain their lease atop the mountain. From what I was told, the permit was simply to hold the spot and the tower up there, and would require another permitting process to re-in...
by Gowergulch42
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Nov 8-12
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

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: 943

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: 3446

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: 2952

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: 938

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: 938

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: 2952

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: 4910

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: 4910

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: 534
Views: 211815

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: 534
Views: 211815

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.