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by kayaker77
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backcountry Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Backcountry Navigation

Wow - thank you everyone so much for the great info! I love this forum because people are not only friendly but so helpful as well. And I really appreciate learning from everyone's knowledge and experiences. Lol. I wish I could get wifi in the Saline Valley. MojaveGeek, yes, my pic is from Kal Canyo...
by kayaker77
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backcountry Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Backcountry Navigation

I didn't know that about smartphones and wifi and not having to pay for cell service - thank you, that's a great idea!
by kayaker77
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backcountry Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Re: Backcountry Navigation

Thank you, that is great info! But I only have an old flip phone and won't be able to get a smartphone. The flip phone surprisingly has good reception in parts of Death Valley and other remote places I've been to.
by kayaker77
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backcountry Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

Backcountry Navigation

Hi Everyone, I'm going backpacking east of the Saline Valley in a month, and am hoping to make it to the racetrack starting from Grapevine Canyon. I don't know a lot about GPS devices, but would like a device that can track my distance, show a map of where I am, and can direct me back to my route if...
by kayaker77
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

Wow, the tick didn't react at all when it was sprayed? That's scary! :roll: Did the repellant you were using contain deet? Or was it another chemical that didn't seem to repel the ticks?
by kayaker77
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

Excellent info - thank you for sharing that!
by kayaker77
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area
Replies: 9
Views: 2432

Re: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area

Those are some good points, about burying it near a distinctive landmark, and maybe having a marker nearby but not right next to the stash. It would most likely be in very remote parts of the park if I would ever do it, so hopefully little to no traffic near the cache. I think canned food is a good ...
by kayaker77
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area
Replies: 9
Views: 2432

Re: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area

Thank you everyone for the info, it's greatly appreciated! Yeah, it was definitely the water that was so heavy. I have a 65 liter pack and am quite thin & petite, and I need to train more with it full of water before the next time I try. I spoke with a ranger in February about springs, and she said ...
by kayaker77
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area
Replies: 9
Views: 2432

Caching supplies east of Saline Valley Area

Hi Everybody, I'm still very new to backpacking/backcountry camping and was wondering - has anyone ever "cached" or buried supplies out east of the Saline Valley area for an extended hike of several days or more? Or in any other part of the park? If so, how did it work? I was there in February and m...
by kayaker77
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope Pk
Replies: 22
Views: 4629

Re: Telescope Pk

I didn't know those web sites existed - what a wonderful resource!! Thank you so much for sharing, I'm very excited to use these!
by kayaker77
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

Good to know, thank you for sharing that. The ticks I had on me in Quail Canyon, east of the Saline Valley, were the first ones I've ever seen in my life. I agree, they were annoying.
by kayaker77
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Rattlesnake season?
Replies: 14
Views: 2783

Re: Rattlesnake season?

When I got too close to a mojave green one time, I just stopped, took a very slow couple of steps backwards, and then it went on its way.
by kayaker77
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Mountain Lions around?
Replies: 17
Views: 4333

Re: Mountain Lions around?

Thank you, I'm glad to hear that they're probably afraid of us as well - that makes me feel better. Never been afraid of snakes, I find them fascinating. I'm always hoping to see more (from a distance) and take some pictures. I guess I just feel intimidated by something that weighs more than me. And...
by kayaker77
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Mountain Lions around?
Replies: 17
Views: 4333

Re: Mountain Lions around?

Wow, that's interesting. Okay, that does make sense if there's a motion sensor there.

Sparky, what did you do when you saw the mountain lions, how did you and them react?
by kayaker77
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Rattlesnake season?
Replies: 14
Views: 2783

Re: Rattlesnake season?

Saw one 8 years ago on Emigrant Canyon Road at dusk on my way back from the charcoal kilns. I think it was a mojave green, very ornery!! Went from slithering across the road to ready to strike in a fraction of a second. Haven't seen any more in DV since then. It was late April/early May.