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by blackturtle.us
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Jerry Feeman and UFO conspiracy
Replies: 5
Views: 236

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: 20
Views: 975

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: 20
Views: 975

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: 20
Views: 975

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: 20
Views: 975

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: 20
Views: 975

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: 403

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: 403

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...
by blackturtle.us
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Re: Eagle, Birch, and Jail Springs

Yes, I've been to Eagle Spring. Just hiked up the trail from Mahogany Flat and took the old spur trail shown on at least some maps. From Eagle Spring down it was steep, but not too bad.
Go down to June 2013 in this set of pics: http://www.dvplants.com/SITES/TELESCOPE/
by blackturtle.us
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

Here's a topo map which approximates the route as I recall it. The X is the furthest point I ever drove up the canyon. The ? is the approximate location of the mine that I reached. BTW, I added three additional pics. I was disappointed that I didn't have lots more pics from that hike. Nowadays I'm c...
by blackturtle.us
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope from Hall Canyon?
Replies: 9
Views: 1191

Re: Telescope from Hall Canyon?

I have some old pics from 2006 at the bottom of the page here: http://www.dvplants.com/SITES/JAIL/ On that hike I was able drive to the Rowland Cabin and hike up the old road that goes straight up the main canyon a few miles to a mine that was at the end of the road. Not sure of the exact elevation,...
by blackturtle.us
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: trip in March
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: trip in March

Not sure that I'd use 8 year olds as the standard for rational behavior. They're fearless, and only learn from their mistakes. I didn't think I was making a point regarding "rational behavior." I was thinking in terms of physical ability and relative danger. I don't think the route is too dangerous...
by blackturtle.us
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: trip in March
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: trip in March

China Garden probably requires 4x4 or at least high clearance. It's longer to get there via the town of Darwin than coming up from the Darwin Falls parking lot, but the trip up from the parking lot and down into China Garden has a few moderately rough spots that at least require high clearance. As f...
by blackturtle.us
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: trip in March
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: trip in March

Darwin Falls' upper reaches are extremely treacherous. Unless you are an expert talus/scree/exposure champion with no fear, it's a no-go. I made it about half-way once before chickening out. Be very careful if you do go. I completely disagree. Not that I wish to be disagreeable, but I don't like ex...
by blackturtle.us
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 4829

Re: Park Closure

I have a friend who works for the park service at the Grand Canyon. His job is fully funded through the shut down since his job is considered essential. However, interestingly, he told me that the state of AZ keeps the park open through the duration of shut downs because it makes a big difference to...