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by donutnational
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Jerry Feeman and UFO conspiracy
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: Jerry Feeman and UFO conspiracy

the video claims Freeman went into area 51 to expose unseemly goings-on by the government
. The video is hokey, but it does not say that, it says he was attempting to follow the path of some 49ers who got lost.
by donutnational
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Wildland Trekking
Replies: 2
Views: 739

Re: Wildland Trekking

I am not familiar with the outfit, but have done the hike several times. Use the $1000 you'd save to buy an personal locator beacon (some allow you text daily) and whatever other awesome gear you want or need. Then leave the day before their trip. You'll get to walk alone in the desert (the best par...
by donutnational
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: The Badlands and Cattle Drives......
Replies: 4
Views: 3972

Every place we camped was accessible by motor vehicle and with all of the oil in the area there are roads all over. Don't know much more than that but I can't imagine that you couldn't experience alot of solitude and see alot of wildlife driving around the area. Get that bike from the rafters throw ...
by donutnational
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: The Badlands and Cattle Drives......
Replies: 4
Views: 3972

I rode a Mt. bike on 100+ miles of the Maah-Daah-Hey trail in ND at the end of July. We took 4 days and used Dakota Cyclery to haul our gear in a trailer each day. We literally saw nobody on the trail until crossing the highway on the last day. July is not the best time to do it as it was warm but b...
by donutnational
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Cottonwood Springs
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

If you mean the spring in Cottonwood Canyon I can't say if it will be running but I can say last December it was drinkable.
by donutnational
Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Visitor Center lite
Replies: 10
Views: 6149

Re: Visitor Center lite

The new building is great but what goes on inside... It is unfortunate that the park service is not adequately staffed. There is a crew of volunteers who staff the info desk, I guess in trade for a spot in the campground, but they can be so clueless. And the inept reliance on social media ("Death V...
by donutnational
Wed Dec 10, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Kaleidoscope Canyon - November 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 7377

It is easy to find the location of this canyon on the internet. Posting a trip report without directions is kind of smug. If you feel the location is so secret that only you and a few "cool" others should be allowed to enjoy it then keep it to yourself, don't brag about it on the internet. But hey m...
by donutnational
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Bighorn Gorge December 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 43490

Don't go to Palmer from the road, go from Titus Canyon mouth there's a nice mini slot canyon to visit in that direction and it is more interesting . Not to be smart ass but yes, go up on a ridge out of the canyon and you can see the Panamints, Cottonwoods (the Inyo's and even Sierra if you go high e...
by donutnational
Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Bighorn Gorge December 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 43490

Yeah nothing to see around Palmer Canyon, at least nothing you can find on the internet. As for bear spray in DV, how many documented Mt. Lion attacks have there been in DV? (none between 1986 and 2013) You guys go ahead and carry bear spray (and maybe a helmet to protect from meteors) I'll use the ...
by donutnational
Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Bighorn Gorge December 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 43490

I'd rather sleep in Palmer Canyon (or any other place in the DV back country) and wake up there the next morning than hustle back to my car and drive to some where else to sleep and then get up the next morning and drive somewhere else to hike. Save money, save time, spend the night somewhere awesom...
by donutnational
Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Bighorn Gorge December 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 43490

Kauri, My memory isn't great but I think the second picture is maybe a 1/2 mile from our high point. We walked in from Palmer Canyon and spent the night and then went all the way back down that canyon the next morning. We ended up doing one long bypass and a fair bit of and scrambling. I'm very inte...
by donutnational
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Bighorn Gorge December 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 43490

It sounds ok to me but unless you want to go to the crest of the Grapevine Mtns. you probably won't need to walk dawn til dusk. I'd consider leaving your camping gear at a nice spot in Palmer canyon and the explore the area with day packs. The next canyon north of Palmer is awesome, lonely and easy ...
by donutnational
Sat Sep 06, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Bighorn Gorge December 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 43490

I've hiked big horn gorge from below twice. Unless your kid loves hiking and the desert I'd suggest picking a canyon closer to the road. While the hike has beautiful views it is ten or so miles up a fan. On the way back it seems like you can see your car forever and it never seems to get closer. If ...
by donutnational
Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Thanks for divulging site info. Kwalsh Much Appreciated
Replies: 12
Views: 7247

Joshua Tree Dude, I hope you freely share your knowledge of awesome sites with your friends (I'm guessing you would not be friends with people who would deface or loot such sights). Hopefully we'll meet in the desert someday and you'll trust me enough to show me something cool.
by donutnational
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:11 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Thanks for divulging site info. Kwalsh Much Appreciated
Replies: 12
Views: 7247

I totally agree with not publishing locations of some areas, but I don't think the tragedy of the commons really applies to national parks. I like publicly owned wilderness as much as I hate vandals and thieves. The goal of publicly owned wilderness should be to preserve and protect natural areas wh...