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by TonyG
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Threading The Needle at Telescope Peak
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Threading The Needle at Telescope Peak

Ah, the base of the gap explains my confusion... Thanks. :oops:
by TonyG
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Ticks in Death Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 4593

Re: Ticks in Death Valley

Some recommend a concentrated DEET spray, like Jungle Juice from REI, https://www.rei.com/product/799528/sawyer-jungle-juice-100-pump-spray-insect-repellent-98-percent-deet-2-fl-oz , but if the ticks are really hungry, they may disregard it, like the deer outside our house that doesn't mind a crushe...
by TonyG
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved
Replies: 11
Views: 1422

Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

The searcher's story about his hunt for the predecessor of the Blackbird (SR-71) spy plane is incredibly fascinating as well; another 'wasted' evening guaranteed! ;-) He really has a gift of gab. http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/area-51-and-other-strange-places/bluefire-main/bluefire/the-hunt-for-...
by TonyG
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Threading The Needle at Telescope Peak
Replies: 5
Views: 614

Re: Threading The Needle at Telescope Peak

Hi, I'm a bit confused by the location of your red triangle--at which locations exactly are the vertices supposed to be located? :???:
by TonyG
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Down a fantastic Salt Funnel to Death Valley underworld
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Down a fantastic Salt Funnel to Death Valley underworld

The same phenomenon that causes coffee stains to be darker around the circumference of the spot, either in a porous substrate or on a glass plate, causes the salt funnel (and other shape) formation. It is a combination of wicking and liquid evaporation followed by solute transport (salt diffusion) t...
by TonyG
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Gnarly Notch Anomaly Near Keane Wonder
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Gnarly Notch Anomaly Near Keane Wonder

Well, I tried to watch it without laughing too much... The guy reminds me of the infamous Archimedes Plutonium from the early days of Usenet... :roll:
by TonyG
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Gnarly Notch Anomaly Near Keane Wonder
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Gnarly Notch Anomaly Near Keane Wonder

Dazed, I love your discerning eye and thought-provoking questions! :idea: I often wonder how various geological features came to be and I dream of seeing a movie that would compress thousands or millions of years of geological changes into a short movie... That certainly should be an easier task tha...
by TonyG
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Stargazing with a telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: Stargazing with a telescope

Any pictures of the sky to share from your expedition?
by TonyG
Wed May 23, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Bagged Blue Mountain behind Benchmark - finally!
Replies: 8
Views: 1855

Re: Bagged Blue Mountain behind Benchmark - finally!

Hats off to you, DVD! (only in the shade ;-) ) A super-interesting report!

I admire your courage to scramble there on your own, but please be careful.
by TonyG
Sat May 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Beautiful Blue Borax Benchmark
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Beautiful Blue Borax Benchmark

DV Dazed, your video posted on May 6 is fascinating, it's as if one were there in person! Have you ever thought of using a GPS tracker app to record your exploits--and maybe posting the tracks? Something like the free Geo Tracker app on Android? If one is concerned with the battery going dead too so...
by TonyG
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: A Diverse Day in Death Valley
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: A Diverse Day in Death Valley

Nice and comfortable impressions, by the video below almost made me feel sick after watching it really up close to the screen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMBfNsjpmt4
by TonyG
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Amargosa River in the New York Times
Replies: 5
Views: 2361

Re: The Amargosa River in the New York Times

If you carefully follow the Amargosa River NE of Beatty, it appears that it may be fed by a seasonal runoff from the western slopes of Black Mountain, just SW from quite a few former underground nuclear test sites.
by TonyG
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Zabriskie Pt. hills vs. Landmannalaugar
Replies: 2
Views: 1841

Yeah, some must have been a bit 'improved', like these pictures http://www.boredpanda.com/iceland-natur ... age_numb=2
by TonyG
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Holes at the Devil's Golf Course
Replies: 17
Views: 14749

This is a living landscape, like the salt 'floes' slowly emerging after a period of wet weather. The water tries to find a path to a lower locations, dissolves the salt in the process--and the local 'drain' looks like a hole (before it vanishes)--or like a trap! :twisted:
by TonyG
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Salt Pool Road / Devils' Golf Course Road fomer route?
Replies: 16
Views: 7363

If you look really closely at that area in Google Maps (Satellite), it seems the square area at the S end of the road has been raked some time ago, perhaps to evaluate if they can get any borax etc... Just a WAG. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Devils+Golf+Course/@36.2769471,-116.8214071,244m/data...