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by Gowergulch42
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 20
Views: 974

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: 20
Views: 974

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: 20
Views: 974

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: 321

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: 527

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: 1735

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: 8
Views: 1786

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: 1191

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: 1191

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: 2018

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: 681

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!
by Gowergulch42
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 34
Views: 3798

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Generally in these images, light blue is snow or surfaces of similar reflectivity, such as salts. I got my info from the Panamint Springs facebook page.
by Gowergulch42
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 34
Views: 3798

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Today the playa at Panamint lake is flooded, and is providing excellent reflections of the Panamints from Highway 190. Nobody seems to have investigated the depth of the lake, but checking the rainfall total map for DV, the odds are good there's at least some water in Badwater, and with the catchmen...
by Gowergulch42
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Low Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 1071

Re: Low Snow

It's been a long time since I've seen that!
by Gowergulch42
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: trip in March
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: trip in March

It's probable I took the wrong trail, but what I did was absolutely as dangerous as described.