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by wbdeford
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs

With the road closures, looks like these will have to wait for another trip, but definitely want to visit them.
by wbdeford
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Emigrant, Wildrose, South Park, and Warm Springs Roads
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Emigrant, Wildrose, South Park, and Warm Springs Roads

Just did Goler + Mengel –> Butte Valley –> Warm Springs Canyon Road –> West Side Road on April 3rd & 4th. No reason you couldn't drive a stock SUV from West Side Road to Geologist's Cabin if you took your time. No clearance or technical issues whatsoever, just go at a comfortable speed and pick goo...
by wbdeford
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Emigrant, Wildrose, South Park, and Warm Springs Roads
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Emigrant, Wildrose, South Park, and Warm Springs Roads

Yeah, I've been to the pool....was hoping I could reasonably go farther.

Real rough in what sense? Just not pleasant, or would such a vehicle likely not have enough clearance etc?
by wbdeford
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Emigrant, Wildrose, South Park, and Warm Springs Roads
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Emigrant, Wildrose, South Park, and Warm Springs Roads

Perhaps in part because I pestered them for updates ( :) ) the park service updated the road status to reflect that Emigrant Canyon and Wildrose roads are closed for quite a while, which means I am unlikely to be able to drive anywhere near Mahogany Flat on my May trip. So, I am considering entering...
by wbdeford
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs

Wow, lots of cool flowers. Thanks! My trip is mid-May, so I might be a little early, but definitely looks worth visiting.

I noticed you didn't have any shots up to the false summit from Eagle itself...Could you see it from there, or does the ridge block it?
by wbdeford
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

I'm crazy with the camera too :) The shot up to Telescope makes the area look a little less intimidating...thanks!
by wbdeford
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs

Anyone ever visited any or all of these? I'm considering making them part of a trip in May....looks like a pretty steep-but-doable descent from Eagle to Birch and Jail and would be a nice alternate view of the north face of Telescope.
by wbdeford
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Low Snow
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: Low Snow

Candace_66 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:08 pm
I don't have a picture to share right now. But yesterday, I was at about 7400 ft in the New York mountains in Mojave National Preserve. And I was amazed how much snow is still up on the Panamints.
That's a long way away! Would love to see pics if you can post some later.
by wbdeford
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

I have some old pics from 2006 at the bottom of the page here: http://www.dvplants.com/SITES/JAIL/ On that hike I was able drive to the Rowland Cabin and hike up the old road that goes straight up the main canyon a few miles to a mine that was at the end of the road. Not sure of the exact elevation...
by wbdeford
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Yeah, I think the dense vegetation is only in Hall Canyon below Rowland cabin. I day-hiked the cut-over trail (old road) from Jail Canyon over to Hall Canyon, poked around a little, then hiked back. That's my only experience around there. That's pretty much all I did, except I started in the aftern...
by wbdeford
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Even above Rowland's Canyon? Satellite shows an old road going up to about 7800 ft up the North Fork, and eventually up the ridge to the Hall/Jail divide at 8200 ft. I know Steve Hall has hiked from Rowland's cabin into the South Fork and up to the Hall/Surprise ridge. Here is the road at about 5600...
by wbdeford
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th

Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:42 am
wbdeford wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Nice job! if it isn't in the video (haven't watched it yet), can you post a map of your route?
Thanks and the route map is in the video.
Thanks....now I definitely have to do this :)
by wbdeford
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th

Nice job! if it isn't in the video (haven't watched it yet), can you post a map of your route? I've wanted to do this also--though not necessarily both directions in one day.
by wbdeford
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Anyone ever followed Digonnet's route up to Telescope from Hall Canyon, via its north fork, and up to the Jail/Hall divide around 8200 ft, and on up that ridge to the top?
by wbdeford
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: March 2019 trip
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: March 2019 trip

Great stuff! Loved the Panamints reflected in the water....I got that in November 2015, but without the snow--the upper Panamints look so much nicer with snow.