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by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

Blue Mountain is there, but they simply have it listed as 2750' If you join, be sure to check out the Forum. I created a thread in there about Blue Mountain, and included links to your reports here. Candace, thanks for clarifying that "2750" is in fact, Blue Mountain. I was wondering why it was not...
by Death Valley Dazed
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Above Chimney Fall In The Funeral Slot

A rare peek into the half-mile section of Upper Funeral Slot Canyon above the 60-foot Chimney Fall. Access by dropping down into the head of the canyon where a multicolored and massive fault opens up the way. Exit just upstream a hundred yards from the impassable Chimney Fall by scrambling through a...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lower King Midas & over north ridge into Keane Wonder
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Lower King Midas & over north ridge into Keane Wonder

Kudos to our very own Mojave Geek for reminding me that King Midas could be a great hike. I foolishly thought I might be able to find a bypass to the 22 foot dry fall laying hundreds of feet below the King Midas Mine Works. I did manage to scramble above the dry fall on the south ridge but got stopp...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Lemoigne Buckhorn Humbolt Cabins & Outhouse
Replies: 0
Views: 64

Lemoigne Buckhorn Humbolt Cabins & Outhouse

March 2018 visit up Lemoigne Canyon to visit the two cabins and of course, the famous outhouse. :flush:

by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Jean Lemoigne Songbird Serenade Centennial
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Jean Lemoigne Songbird Serenade Centennial

The famously friendly French miner, Jean Lemoigne died one hundred years ago in 1919 at the age of 62. As a memorial to this respected gentleman, I honored Jean with a memorial hike the end of March 2019 from Emigrant to his miner's cabin up the canyon now named for him. A pristine spring day with f...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28

I assume you did Ashford and Desert Hound in the same day? DId you drive over from PSR and climb both those peaks in the same day? If so, awesome! We went out the side canyon behind the mine camp. As I said, we were not moving very fast that day. Coincidentally, I just posted my video trip report o...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ashford & Desert Hound Peaks
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Ashford & Desert Hound Peaks

The last week of March I circled up to Ashford and Desert Hound Peaks and back around via Scotty's Canyon into a lovely sundog sunset over Wingate Wash and Warm Springs Canyon. Enjoy a rare cloud framed close-up of Panamint Pass from the Black Mountains. Music by Longzijun. On a lark, I scrambled st...
by Death Valley Dazed
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Windy Dante's View & Zabriskie Point
Replies: 0
Views: 68

Windy Dante's View & Zabriskie Point

Winds gusting to 45 MPH shake the cameras of photographers on the ridges of Dante's View and Zabriskie Point during a March 2019 sunset.

by Death Valley Dazed
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express
Replies: 15
Views: 976

Re: All aboard The Blue Mountain Express

Here's a link to the list, but I'm not sure if it's visible to non-members: Wow Candace, what a resource for hikers and scramblers and is user-friendly. I did not see Blue Mountain listed unless it's what the list refers to as Artist Palette Peak? I will most likely join up to the list and donate t...
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Lake Manly Salt Snakes & Dragons
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Lake Manly Salt Snakes & Dragons

March 2019 Lake Manly is reduced to a three-acre pond of crystal clear salt water six inches deep. Explore the surface and underwater along with the perimeter's salt snakes, salt dragons, mud cracks, and mudflows near the mouth of Hades Canyon and Artist's Drive in Death Valley National Park. Luckil...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Finally visiting Goler / Mengel / Geologist's ... advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: Finally visiting Goler / Mengel / Geologist's ... advice?

TacoLand wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:51 am
... but managed to tear my MCL the next day in Slit Canyon ...Trip report?
Ouch, this is NOT my idea of a fun "trip" report!
by Death Valley Dazed
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: California Condor On The Colorado Close-up
Replies: 2
Views: 150

California Condor On The Colorado Close-up

What luck to come across a California Condor perched high above the Colorado River in Northern Arizona as it soared into the canyon below. April 2019 on a lovely spring afternoon. The condors are making a successful comeback!

by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th

I must correct the assumption that late sixties or early seventies is "elderly". That gave this husband and wife team quite the belly laugh. Agreed and for clarity, it was not me who replied "I'm surprised about the elderly couple coming up behind you..." but another of our dear forum members. LOL ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: Badwater to Dantes Peak and back March 26th

wbdeford wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Nice job! if it isn't in the video (haven't watched it yet), can you post a map of your route?
Thanks and the route map is in the video.
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Hello from Death Valley - Thursday Night 3-28

Rockhopper wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:37 pm
20 Mule Team road was also closed
Thanks!

20 Mule Team opened the last week of March after road grading repairs. Westside 'Road opened last week of March as well. As of March 29th when I drove by, Emigrant Canyon Road was still closed.