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by donutnational
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Have you lost your mind
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

Re: Have you lost your mind

Thanks Kauri, It sounds as though it may be my shutterfly settings. I will attempt to correct the problem and write a trip report about a place you know well, the Grapevine Mountains.
by donutnational
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Have you lost your mind
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

Re: Have you lost your mind

Can someone help me get the actual picture to post. If I can figure it out I will post a low quality trip report. thanks
by donutnational
Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backpacking Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Backpacking Ideas

Not hard finding the mouth of the canyon and it looks like an actual trail much of the way. I've been twice but not in this century. Water was available but tasted bad, ymmv. Ask the rangers and bring water.
by donutnational
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backpacking Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 564

Re: Backpacking Ideas

I have backpacked into Bighorn Gorge from the bottom. While it was a memorable trip the 10 miles of valley bottom and alluvial fan on each end was too much for me. I try to go backpacking a few times a year and now that I don't have a nice 4x I have gone to areas near titus canyon (fall, redwall, pa...
by donutnational
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Jerry Feeman and UFO conspiracy
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

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: 1017

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: 4568

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: 4568

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: 1536

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: 6621

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: 7872

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: 45092

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: 45092

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: 45092

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...