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by bluegreen kayak
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Death Valley Geology
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: Death Valley Geology

Thank you Sparky for posting this, and to Andrew for giving this talk. I can't say I understood everything, but if I keep listening to this type of information, I do start picking it up. It delighted me that after watching some Great Courses talks I knew what a pluton is and what subduction looks li...
by bluegreen kayak
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First visit to Death Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 789

First visit to Death Valley

Not much going on since DV is closed, so I took a trip down memory lane, to my first visit to the park. Since I had no idea back then what I was getting into, I submit this for your entertainment, hoping to give you a chuckle over my tutorial experience. I knew next to nothing about the park, as wil...
by bluegreen kayak
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: Titus Canyon Lightning Vortex
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Re: Titus Canyon Lightning Vortex

Wow. Just wow. Some of those scenes are "Eye of Sauron" scary. Thank you very much for posting this.
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Thanks for the clarifications, and the extra pictures!
by bluegreen kayak
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

MojaveGeek - the maybe-Tin Mountain picture was taken looking west from Mesquite Springs campground. It was someone at the campground who told me the name; it would be nice to know for sure. Did not see old phone lines in Black Point, but the family stories of me not seeing things that were right th...
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1014

Re: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020

If the valley floor is scorching hot when you visit, I would heartily recommend the trails up in the Panamints. I've done Wildrose, so almost anyone can do that, and there's always Telescope Peak. Good luck!
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Trailhound - wow, my husband and I were amazed at what you did with Photoshop to my picture! Up to now, I've only seen it used for silly stuff like putting in wrong people's faces. The tour information was interesting too. Room Canyon was recommended to me by friendly next-door campers at Texas Spri...
by bluegreen kayak
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Yes, still there.

Image

P.S. I like the lighting on your photo better. Good job!
by bluegreen kayak
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 868

Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

One of the best things about Death Valley is that there’s usually some value even when matters don’t go as you planned. Every outing has something to give you, if you can keep a good attitude. This report is by a short, 65 year old woman without a gym membership, so there’ll be no death-defying expl...
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 542
Views: 277777

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

Thank you so much - I have always wanted to hear the sounds in Mustard Canyon, but mistakenly thought I needed to be there during the heat of the day instead of when it is cooling down. Now it makes sense. Of course, with your video I can hear it without making the two-day trip. Can't wait to see wh...
by bluegreen kayak
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 542
Views: 277777

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

Mud warming up in Mustard Canyon?
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: Blood thinners
Replies: 5
Views: 4060

Re: Blood thinners

No experience hiking, but a memory of my mother-in-law, who was on Coumadin (sp?) for something with her heart valves. She scratched her leg on a church pew, breaking her skin, and it took forever to get it to stop bleeding. Good luck and be careful.
by bluegreen kayak
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?
Replies: 16
Views: 3025

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

You were all three alive when, umm, when Sports Illustrated published their first issue? Queen Elizabeth II was crowned? Marilyn Monroe married Joe Dimaggio? The Korean War ended, sort of? The average house cost $10, 250? Mount Everest was first ascended? Am I getting close? I looked up Death Valley...
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Death Valley Scotty and Albert Einstein, do you?
Replies: 16
Views: 3025

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

This is not easy, definitely need some help. You say the three pictures are our main clues; is it something visible in the pictures that you all have in common? Or is it something intangible?
by bluegreen kayak
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 25th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 1767

25th Anniversary

The Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA) newsletter mentioned that October 31st this year is Death Valley's 25th anniversary as a National Park, if I understood them correctly. The newsletter mentioned the possibility of events to recognize this milestone, so I reserved a campsite at Fur...