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by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 trip
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Thanks for your eye candy trip report

So glad you had a great time and your quality images are proof of that. That Tea Kettle Junction shot is the best one I recall ever seeing. The other of the cattle on Hunter Mountain with one scratching its head on a tree is funny. That image of the ominous looking clouds over the Racetrack Playa is...
by Death Valley Dazed
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration

I'll look through my previous images of the area and add them here. Sorry to report that I only have one image of a salt spring to share, but it's a beauty. I'm kicking myself for not photographing several sinkholes on the way outskirts around Furnace Creek towards Tucki Wash and The Cottonball Mar...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 552

Re: Marble Bath

That was about 20 years ago. Well darn, it will probably be another twenty years until I start exploring this portion of the park. In the meantime, I sure do enjoy reading detailed posts like this about the quirky distant and fairly recent history of Death Valley. I mean you have to hand it to the ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Visiting Death Valley in a week
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: Visiting Death Valley in a week

MidwestDesertRat wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:47 pm
I will be there 2 days.
OK, so how long do we have to wait for your trip report? Not long I hope!
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration

from Furnace Creek to the Cottonball Marsh--specifically, in terms of soft mud and DGC? I left Furnace Creek via north of the Golf Course, cut around the airport strip, across the flat to the power line, followed the powerline to avoid the mud, bogs, clogs, and slogs as much as possible. However, h...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Bye Bye Burros in Death Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Bye Bye Burros in Death Valley

Congratulations for all parties involved in this creative solution to the burro problem in Death Valley. They just had to do something about this. However, I did get a kick out of large male burro trying to nibble my ear off while I was soaking in the Saline Hot Springs two years ago. Sneaky cheeky ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Please - can someone go to Dante's reopen tomorrow?
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Please - can someone go to Dante's reopen tomorrow?

I love the Death Valley Natural History Association, am a member and donate but the late notice on this is irritating. Please, can anyone nearby (Candace_66 - I'm leaning hard on you now! :) please go and take as many videos and photos as possible. There's just no way I can make it - damn! http://ca...
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Steve Hall's updated Devils Golf course exploration

I've walked miles out to and back from The Cottonball Marsh from all points of the compass and wish now that I'd spent more time noticing and focusing on the salt anomalies there. A hike across the Mid Valley from Furnace Creek over the Corduroy Bridge and back had some anomalies as well. Now with S...
by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope Pk
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Telescope Pk

from the top of Telescope you're looking down to the horizon. Thanks for the compliment and the technical details MG. Yes, the full moon solstice was Monday, June 20, 2016. I did not set my alarm and almost slept through it which would have been dumb since that was the point of the whole effort. LO...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu May 31, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mojave Desert abandoned mining town
Replies: 3
Views: 323

Re: Mojave Desert abandoned mining town

Myron, I could be wrong but I believe your trip report is better posted over in the "General Discussion" category because it lies outside of Death Valley National Park? Maybe the moderators could clarify?
by Death Valley Dazed
Wed May 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Jeep Rental in Death Valley in JULY
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Jeep Rental in Death Valley in JULY

You might try Enterprise in Pahrump but if you go off pavement then you're on your own for towing, damage or repair. Vegas might have a "rugged rental" option that allows for off road? I've used Farrabees 3x and loved it but now they've priced themselves out of my budget. I never had any mechanical,...
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon May 28, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Exit Big Blue - forgotten images
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Exit Big Blue - forgotten images

If you are going out alone, spend the 300 bucks on a PLB. It can save your life. Thanks for the compliment and the advice. Believe it or not, I was able to speak with my wife from my iPhone 6 from the summit of Big Blue via AT&T and I texted her an image as well. Funny how spotty the cell service i...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sat May 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope Pk
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Telescope Pk

Have spent the night on top three other times and think it is time for another . Wow, three times. I've only spent one overnight on Telescope, June 2016 for the summer full moon solstice. The light up there as the sun and moon course overhead is fantastic. Here's a video of this experience. https:/...
by Death Valley Dazed
Fri May 25, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Visiting Death Valley in a week
Replies: 12
Views: 829

Re: Visiting Death Valley in a week

I remember being stunned myself to find cattle in Death Valley the first time I went up and over Hunter Mountain! About five or six years ago after discovering Death Valley for the first time I drove up and over Hunter Mountain and was equally surprised to see a cattle operation, water troughs, pip...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu May 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Bagged Blue Mountain behind Benchmark - finally!
Replies: 6
Views: 282

Re: Bagged Blue Mountain behind Benchmark - finally!

So when we went in to the base of Big Blue, we were surprised at how much less intense the blue was (from pieces that had fallen) that it appeared from, say, Borax BM (which I got to only because Kauri and reported on it some time earlier, so thanks to her). I don't know if it's a question of sun v...