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by blackturtle.us
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Sacatar Trail Wilderness
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

Re: Sacatar Trail Wilderness

From BLM trailhead at the bottom to the BLM trailhead at the top it's probably between nine and ten miles, one way distance. The elevation gain is a little over 3500 feet. The bottom couple miles of the trail is not all that interesting. It's the top of the trail which I would recommend. To get to t...
by blackturtle.us
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Sacatar Trail Wilderness
Replies: 2
Views: 2753

Sacatar Trail Wilderness

Sacatar Trail Wilderness I finally completed the Sacatar Trail. For those who don't know, the Sacatar Trail starts a couple miles west of 395 and goes up over the crest (about 7300') into the Kennedy Meadows area. I believe it was an old route to facilitate travel from the Owens Valley area to Bake...
by blackturtle.us
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Wildflower potential
Replies: 10
Views: 2501

Re: Wildflower potential

Today I did a short hike in Searles Valley (west of Death Valley by a few miles) between 1600 and 2400 feet in elevation and saw the following: 1) Lots of Desert Gold Poppy seedlings: http://www.dvplants.com/PLANTS/POPPY2/index.html 2) Popcorn Flower starting to bloom: http://www.dvplants.com/PLANTS...
by blackturtle.us
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mixing Jealousy & Admiration For DV NPS Staff
Replies: 8
Views: 2220

Re: Mixing Jealousy & Admiration For DV NPS Staff

Death Valley Dazed - Thanks for the mention. I admit that I have done far more hikes in the Argus Range than in DVNP in the last couple years, but one way or another I do a hike every week. I live in Trona and so it's easy for me to get to anything in Searles Valley and Panamint Valley pretty quickl...
by blackturtle.us
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 4691

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Glad to hear. My primary concerns for Trona residents was adaquate water and electricity for swamp cooling and refrigerators. Good to hear of aid efforts. I still haven’t found any real info on the status of the plant, other than a chimney with a lopsided cap. We got a notice that the plant will be...
by blackturtle.us
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460
Replies: 11
Views: 3373

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460

I've done Whitney three times and once up each for White, Langley, and Elbert. That's the extent of the 14er's I've done. Of the four peaks, Elbert was the easiest. There are at least a couple different standard trailheads up that one from what I can tell. I don't recall the name of the one I starte...
by blackturtle.us
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured
Replies: 50
Views: 8790

Re: A jet crashes in the DV area, several onlookers injured

Interesting -- I wonder how it's all going to play out. I'm surprised at how little nationwide coverage the crash is getting. You'd think a bunch of people scorched and cut up by an unnecessary military screw up would get more attention. I am leaning towards the idea that a majority of the public d...
by blackturtle.us
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Jerry Feeman and UFO conspiracy
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Re: Jerry Feeman and UFO conspiracy

Currently trending on YouTube with 6.3 million views.... This "Can't Stop All Of Us" campaign sounds more like a 4chan joke than something that's for real, but then again lots of 4chan jokes have become more or less real things.... LOL
by blackturtle.us
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 4691

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Our water is back on now and while it was out the National Guard was handing out free water in just about every imaginable form. There was non-potable water for flushing toilets, bottled water of every brand, and jugs of water, etc. Food has also been fairly abundant. Porta-potties were brought in a...
by blackturtle.us
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 4691

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

This video has some visuals of a damaged smokestack at the plant: [media]https://youtu.be/iElIY4t1HcU[/media] What I've heard is that the lights at the plant are back on, but no sound of machinery. The biggest concern for residents is water. Water lines were snapped in several places between here an...
by blackturtle.us
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 4691

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

I was sleeping in the Ashram above Tuttle Creek (very close to Lone Pine) when the Landers quake hit in June of 1992. A whole bunch of people were there and most people woke up as a result of the quake. So, it seems hard to believe that this newest quake was not felt by hikers on Mt. Whitney.
by blackturtle.us
Sat Jul 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 4691

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Oh... and BTW... here's a pic of my chimney! Thank you very much 7.1 quake!!! Hopefully the earthquake insurance I signed up for will come through for me!
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by blackturtle.us
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 22
Views: 4691

Re: M 7.1 earthquake in Ridgecrest

I had just started a running workout seconds before the quake hit here in Trona. I can tell you that the sensation of running during a strong quake is unlike anything I've ever experienced. The power went out, but miraculously it's back on as of about fifteen minutes ago. There have been dozens of a...
by blackturtle.us
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Anybody in Death Valley for the quake? One news report said the epicenter was "on the border of Death Valley National Park". Sounds like the big damage is in the Trona and Rdgecrest area, though, so that epicenter seems suspect... The epicenter was between Trona and Ridgecrest just north of the pla...
by blackturtle.us
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 10
Views: 2215

Re: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest

It was the longest earthquake I've ever experiences and I've lived in southern CA for over fifty years. It just kept going and going! And then there were lots of aftershocks. Some were pretty intense. Power is out in Trona and not expected to come back on until tomorrow sometime... hopefully. All st...