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by wbdeford
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Oasis Construction update Nov 10
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Oasis Construction update Nov 10

Did you get a discount on your stay for things not yet being operational?
by wbdeford
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Devil's Hole crime update
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Devil's Hole crime update

The park posted this link to the FB page:

https://www.nps.gov/deva/learn/news/pup ... 1tBCRyYOmw
by wbdeford
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Gas price: FC higher than PSR?
Replies: 6
Views: 772

Gas price: FC higher than PSR?

I have never seen FC be higher than PSR, but a friend is in the park today and said PSR 4.99, FC 5.15

anyone else seen this occur?
by wbdeford
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rogers Peak Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Rogers Peak Meditation

Thanks! yes, blackturtle has lots of good stuff out there.

I'm targeting my next trip for May, so based on what you said, I am might do it later in the month than I otherwise would have.
by wbdeford
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Rogers Peak Meditation
Replies: 4
Views: 614

Re: Rogers Peak Meditation

Nice! You've been to the park so many times, maybe you know this:

What's the best time to see flowers in the upper Panamints? I've usually been there in April--much too early
by wbdeford
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: GC R2R2R August 23-26
Replies: 10
Views: 1838

Re: GC R2R2R August 23-26

Hi Candace, I just mean the Death Valley Talk board on this site (since it isn't really an "Upcoming Trip :) ). It is at: http://www.death-valley.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=24192 Gonna post it on the Death Valley Talk board Hopefully you will also share it here! Nothing against DV Talk, but a lon...
by wbdeford
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Panamint City backpack.
Replies: 16
Views: 7531

Re: Panamint City backpack.

That stinks.....glad I got there 1 1/2 years ago before this was done.
by wbdeford
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions

I made a minor addition to the hike comparison: breaking down each day into 3 segments. It is now the last picture in the album:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 7795aa5d89
by wbdeford
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions

I now have an official name for my knee issue: Illiotibial Band Syndrome . It seems to be primarily a nuisance issue, which I was glad to hear because I feared I was doing actual knee damage. I posted a question about it to the Grand Canyon Hikers group on Facebook and got lots of ideas about how to...
by wbdeford
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Panamint Canyon Hop and Traverse (spring 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Panamint Canyon Hop and Traverse (spring 2019)

I finally took the time to figure out how to save maps in caltopo and started mapping out a route to hit the western Panamint canyons from Tuber to South Park and then traverse the crest back north. It looks to be about 75 miles total, and I am planning to allocate 7-10 days to do it next spring. I ...
by wbdeford
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Late october
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Late october

Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to a nice refuge from the personal difficulties. If it works out the divorce will be final in time for our trip to Divorce Valley N.P. I like the Panamint Campgrounds, too, as campgrounds go. I'm looking at some moderate hikes like Perdido Canyon. Maybe Titanothere ...
by wbdeford
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Late october
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Late october

Hey, for all of us divorcees, maybe we could upgrade Death Valley to Divorce Valley National Park - a refuge from pain and suffering amidst the wonders of nature. LOL :) In my case, it was needing a project to avoid depression that the idea of Badwater -> Telescope went from "that's crazy!" to "I'm...
by wbdeford
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Late october
Replies: 12
Views: 1280

Re: Late october

Camping away from the crowds is the way to go IMO, though I do enjoy a night at Emigrant, Wildrose, Thorndike, Mahogany Flat, Homestake, the Eureka Dunes, and Saline Valley Springs.

Very sorry to hear about the divorce......been there and done that. No fun at all.
by wbdeford
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Pot Bust in DV
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: Pot Bust in DV

A Facebook discussion precipitated an inquiry into the Hanaupah Canyon bust. The Ranger in charge of the investigation emailed me about it yesterday. (He asked me not to share his name.) He said their biggest concern now is about the safety of the water because the growers were using Carbofuran as a...
by wbdeford
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions
Replies: 11
Views: 1330

Re: B2T2B, R2R2R, and Surprise Canyon comparsions

Interesting comparison! I was interested to hear that you found them pretty similar in effort, though I predicted that you'd find the GC hiking easier because of the prevalence of trails. I've been thinking more about this question. Generally, while hiking uphill, I tend to go whatever speed is dra...