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by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Spoke with husband-wife who last worked King Midas Mine
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Spoke with husband-wife who last worked King Midas Mine

This evening I was thrilled to make phone contact with James Edgar Harris and his wife Anna who were the last ones to work The King Midas Mine, established by Jim's father, Michael Joseph Harris and his wife Patricia. Jim and Anna are both 89 years of age and are anxious to share their memories of D...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Though, technically, wouldn't it be 1952-54, not 1952-55? :grin: Kauri, excellent catch. You're correct the three of us were co-alive during 1952, 1953, 1954, and not 1955 because by 1955 Scotty had departed the Valley of Death to The Heaven's Above. Another technicality is that I still feel "ancie...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Daw89446 wrote:
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:20 pm
So was I wrong? I was your first responder ... :???:
You were spot on right off the bat but I wanted to see if anyone else wanted to join the Albert, Scotty, Dazed club. LOL
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Literature & Research
Topic: King Midas Treasure More Valuable Than Gold Within
Replies: 1
Views: 104

King Midas Treasure More Valuable Than Gold Within

In December 2019 I spent a lovely clear day around The King Midas environment. Among the fascinating mining structures and artifacts was a marker created by James Edgar Harris, the son of the last claim owner to honor his father, mother, and the work performed at the mine. This memorial was placed i...
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

You were all three alive when, umm, And the winner is bluegreen kayak for stating the funny/sad fact that I was still alive prior to Death Valley Scotty kicking the salt-encrusted bucket and Albert Einstein turning himself from mass back into energy. It just seems weird to know that I was a little ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

Re: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

bluegreen kayak wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:44 pm
... is it something visible in the pictures that you all have in common? Or is it something intangible?
Hint: My year of birth is 1952 and Scotty's year of death is 1954 and Albert's is 1955. I'm feeling very old just thinking that ... I was alive when ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Death Valley Degrees of Difficulty - Bullion Parts Per Billion
Replies: 0
Views: 146

Death Valley Degrees of Difficulty - Bullion Parts Per Billion

The next time I'm walking on and wandering over the mineral-infused surface of Death Valley National Park I'll keep the temperature of my "gold fever" down by keeping this image in my mind's eye. No wonder things did not "pan out" for most of those vintage prospectors. Another perspective is that fo...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?
Replies: 16
Views: 439

I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?

Here's your main clue, and please, no jokes about The Three Stooges! :) http://salamandersociety.com/deathvalley/DVD-Scotty-Albert.jpg It appears that the closest Einstein ever came to Death Valley was with his visits to the Petrified Forrest in Arizona, Balboa Park in San Diego, CA, and The San Fra...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Have you lost your mind
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

Re: Have you lost your mind

I guess that's stoned out of your head. I'm a sucker for puns so like your comeback. Another caption for the stone-brain image: The remains of Death Valley Scotty's long lost mining partner, Al Zheimer have been exhumed and are now on display at the Furnace Creek Visitors Center. I know this corny ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Racetrack Playa has water
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Randy O, okay your route makes much more sense than the one I was guessing at. What a great way to spend a week!

BTW - what camera are you using. Your images are coming through to my computer with splendid popping colors.
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Racetrack Playa has water
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Randy O's route

Those images are so colorful and crisp. So it appears to me that you drove from Ubehebe Crater cutoff out to the Racetrack, then west toward Lippencott, snapped the image of the playa water, backtracked past the Racetrack to Ubehebe, then north past Crankshaft Junction to Eureka Dunes east side, to ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Indian Pass
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Indian Pass

Wayne wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:15 am
Outstanding. Thanks.
Candace_66 provides the best advice from which I have personally benefitted from on multiple occasions leading me to many wonderful discoveries within Death Valley National Park.
by Death Valley Dazed
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Racetrack Playa has water
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Racetrack Playa has water

Great shot, which I believe is looking east over the playa to Tin Mountain? Did you take the shot? If can you post more images of your trip? This may be where the water came from on 12/26/2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs4Qnp6g_fw or getting turned around by three feet deep snow drifts https:/...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Funeral Slot Scramble - Chimney Fall Stop
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: Funeral Slot Scramble - Chimney Fall Stop

What does that big stone arrow near the beginning mark? Yup, that stone arrow is a weird one. It actually points directly west up that earthwork which one can follow for a quarter mile or so rather than trudge the streambed before dropping back into it on the way back to Texas Springs. I would have...