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by bluegreen kayak
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 25th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 284

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...
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cyty's, Sidewinder and the Crack
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Cyty's, Sidewinder and the Crack

This trip report is from January of 2019; it’s taken me awhile to figure out how to post it, and find enough quiet time to do so. My hiking and climbing abilities are limited due to my age, so no exciting adventures here (my apologies), but maybe an appealing picture or comment. By the way, I really...
by bluegreen kayak
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest
Replies: 10
Views: 1262

Re: 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest

Last year I talked my son in Ridgecrest into keeping large bottles of water in his freezer, so I could use them when I camp in Death Valley. One of my arguments was that if he ever had a power outage, he could use the frozen water to save his refrigerated food. Yesterday he texted me "Thank you."
by bluegreen kayak
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Have you lost your mind
Replies: 1
Views: 1536

Have you lost your mind

in Death Valley? If so, I think I found it.

Image

(just seeing if I can do this without my son looking over my shoulder)
by bluegreen kayak
Mon May 27, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

The "cave"

It's natural, but it's not deep, which is why I put cave in quotes. I'm not sure what to call it - it's something between and arch and a cave, maybe? Thank you for the encouragement on trip reports.
by bluegreen kayak
Mon May 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

A few pictures

Still learning how to post these, so I hope they come through. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47932556686_3c5d327419_z.jpg Palo Duro's iconic Lighthouse formation. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47932548617_617d404356_z.jpg Caprock that has fallen over. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...
by bluegreen kayak
Sat May 25, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Re: Some guidance maybe?

Image

Okay, my son walked me through this process using Flickr. This one previewed so we will try posting it. Thanks for all the help!
by bluegreen kayak
Mon May 20, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Texas

I had a free week in April for travel, which wasn't enough to go to Death Valley unfortunately. South Dakota looked too cold, so I visited Palo Duro, which was on my list of places to return to someday (I had been there for an afternoon once). It's about a 12 hour drive for me, so I went there on Su...
by bluegreen kayak
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Third canyon south of Monarch
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: Third canyon south of Monarch

Thank you very much - I enjoy your pictures, identifications, and narratives. Great trip reports and a wonderful antidote to cold rainy day in the midwest (I'm just glad it's rain and not snow yet again).
by bluegreen kayak
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing
Replies: 5
Views: 1456

Re: Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing

Wow. Just wow. Thank you very much for posting these pictures.
by bluegreen kayak
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Re: Some guidance maybe?

Thank you both very much for the light at the end of the tunnel! I shall give this a try.
by bluegreen kayak
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: Some guidance maybe?
Replies: 11
Views: 3547

Some guidance maybe?

I've been trying to get a picture to show here in order to post a trip report, but without any luck. I am not very computer-savvy and don't have a lot of the equipment others have; for example, no smart phone to take pictures. I'm using a digital Lumix camera that stores pictures on an SD/HC card. I...
by bluegreen kayak
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Tandem Jets Skywriting Panamint Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Re: Tandem Jets Skywriting Panamint Valley

Wow, you got some great footage - thanks for sharing it. By the way, why is it "the Jedi Transition"?
by bluegreen kayak
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A grand piano?
Replies: 1
Views: 831

A grand piano?

On our way to Sidewinder this morning, about ten miles south of 190 on Badwater road, there was a gentleman on the west side sitting at a grand piano. Yes, on the shoulder of the road! When we returned seven hours later, he was still there. He said he was playing music from sunrise to sunset, but it...
by bluegreen kayak
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Keane Wonder Mine
Replies: 15
Views: 3757

Re: Keane Wonder Mine

Arrived and checked in at the ranch (whatever you call it). The parking lot looks emptier than usual; maybe that's why the desk clerk offered to extend my stay at $99 a night. I'm considering it. Another person at the pool said they took the offer, but that it's only if you already have a reserved s...