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by Desslok
Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Scotty's Castle Fire
Replies: 7
Views: 4331

I'm glad that I took a number of 'Before' pictures of the palms back in April of 2012. Looks like it will be a while before we see green again. Actually I was shocked on how fast life bounces back in Death Valley. This picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonyjcase/9218267021/ was snapped like 3 o...
by Desslok
Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: I escape from the Valley of Death to bring you this report!
Replies: 1
Views: 2405

I escape from the Valley of Death to bring you this report!

Well, I'm updating you guys because I finally got all my photos sorted and uploaded! A weeks worth of Death Valley (and slightly beyond, too) all for your browsing pleasures. The trip down was mostly uneventful - I went from Seattle to Yakima, down I-84 to Ontario and then down US95 the rest of the ...
by Desslok
Fri May 24, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Should I visit in June?
Replies: 20
Views: 10163

If you wave or constantly point a camera at them they might even give you a nice hot pass right over the top. Well, that's a cool tip. I'll keep it in mind if the opportunity presents itself! As for getting lost, I read somewhere that having a CD handy and using it as a mirror is a good idea (and o...
by Desslok
Thu May 23, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Your top 10 Ghost Towns?
Replies: 5
Views: 8506

Besides, it's a bit further away than I wanted to go. A little bit beyond the park boundaries I don't mine, but that too far to go for my schedule.
by Desslok
Thu May 23, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Your top 10 Ghost Towns?
Replies: 5
Views: 8506

Your top 10 Ghost Towns?

Okay, just a couple of days before I head out (and subsequently stop bugging you guys with dumb questions) - and I'm seriously pumped. This is gonna be awesome. So, the dumb question of the day is: what are your Must See ghost towns? You know, really photogenic ruins with loads of rusty equipment th...
by Desslok
Thu May 23, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: First trip down to Death Valley at the end of May
Replies: 11
Views: 8086

The speed limit is 70 mph -- 80 mph costs a cool $105, as I found out a couple of years ago. EVen more so for me, since I'd be renting a car. I got a traffic cam ticket for doing 26 in a 20 zone and it cost me an extra hundred bones for "administration fees" from the rental company. Anyway, it soun...
by Desslok
Mon May 20, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: How accessable is Leadfield?
Replies: 8
Views: 10601

Cool beans! Yeah, I kind of figured that the government would err on the side of caution, but I didn't want to get caught with my pants down with a rental.

So, take it slow. Got it!
by Desslok
Fri May 17, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: How accessable is Leadfield?
Replies: 8
Views: 10601

How accessable is Leadfield?

So I'm doing research on cool Ghost Towns to visit while I'm in the park and I've found some great looking pictures of Leadfield. Thing is, I'm finding two differing reports on if a non-4x4 car can get there. The park says high clearance 4×4, but a couple of other sources say a 2 wheel drive car wou...
by Desslok
Fri May 17, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: First trip down to Death Valley at the end of May
Replies: 11
Views: 8086

Oh - one other question? What's the best way to get into the park (well, into Beatty) from Seattle? So far, Mapquest, Google Maps and my GPS all say three different routes. Option one: Down I5 to Eugene, over to Reno, and then down US 95 to Beatty Option two: East on I90 and down to Oregon, south on...
by Desslok
Fri May 17, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: First trip down to Death Valley at the end of May
Replies: 11
Views: 8086

Those days are awfully full. Everything in DVNP is a long way from everywhere else. Fair enough - and I fully admit that no battle plan ever survives contact with the enemy. I usually overplan the hell out my road trips and wind up junking half of what I want to see anyway. Really, if I get away wi...
by Desslok
Thu May 16, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: First trip down to Death Valley at the end of May
Replies: 11
Views: 8086

First trip down to Death Valley at the end of May

After many years of wanting to go (plus an aborted trip over christmas when the west coast was plowed under by a snowstorm), I'm heading down over Memorial Day weekend. My intent is to drive down through Idaho and Nevada, staying in Beatty for the trip. I've got four actual full days scheduled in th...