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by TrailHound
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Snow on Telescope Peak
Replies: 24
Views: 1859

Re: Snow on Telescope Peak

We hiked Telescope on the Fourth of July one year. It was 120 at Stovepipe and upper 70's on the trail.
by TrailHound
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 2409

Re: Park Closure

This morning's L.A. Times has a story. Joshua Tree had a large influx of New Year's partiers who left piles of trash. Volunteers are overwhelmed trying to haul it out. No one is pumping out the vault toilets. So, the campgrounds are closed. JT is now open for day use only. Xanterra is cleaning and s...
by TrailHound
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 2409

Re: Park Closure

The news claims piles of trash and illegal off-roading at Joshua Tree. Also, tourists are supposedly pooping beside the road in Yosemite. However, I have not seen pictures or other actual evidence. No one is saying if it is confined to a particular area or widespread. It's all vague right now.
by TrailHound
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 2409

Re: Park Closure

The Oasis at Death Valley is a private inholding. It cannot be closed by shutdown. The paved roads through the park belong to the State of California not the National Park Service. They also cannot be closed. Interesting that they say "recreate at your own risk." I recall during the last shutdown th...
by TrailHound
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley - Destination Nowhere
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Death Valley - Destination Nowhere

The raw starkness of the desert has an effect different from mountains, forests, rivers, and oceans.
by TrailHound
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Conversation with Jane Lakeman - DV Curator
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: Conversation with Jane Lakeman - DV Curator

I didn't know that the park employed curators, but it makes sense. Thank you for the information. I am curious about gaining entrance to Cow Creek. the Cow Creek NPS facilities which are generally not open to the public on a walk-in basis but by appointment only. If you wanted to climb Nevares Peak,...
by TrailHound
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 1966

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

Very, very informative. Thank you for posting.
by TrailHound
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: RIP Death Valley pay phones
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: RIP Death Valley pay phones

Wow! I used those phones - end of an era.
by TrailHound
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree, maybe?
Replies: 2
Views: 780

Re: Joshua Tree, maybe?

On Foot in Joshua Tree National Park by Patty Furbush. It may be out of print, but copies are out there.
by TrailHound
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Spam
Replies: 39
Views: 32092

Re: Spam

I got one as well.
by TrailHound
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird GPS Error
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: Weird GPS Error

Do a Google search for "GPS jammer". A bunch of listings will come up. Do the same search on Ebay. You can buy a jammer for ten bucks. They are highly illegal, but when has that ever stopped anybody?
by TrailHound
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird GPS Error
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: Weird GPS Error

If your GPS is working OK now, then it was something in the field. If your GPS is still on the blink, then there is a problem in the unit. Unusual readings can happen in valleys and canyons where there is a limited view of the sky. There is also a possibility of the satellite signal being reflected ...
by TrailHound
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports
Replies: 14
Views: 3884

Re: Death Valley December 2017 Trip Reports

Thanks for posting these reports. They are a great read and a guide for future trips.
by TrailHound
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Stargazing with a telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 1416

Re: Stargazing with a telescope

Try Dante's View. You can drive a paved road to 5475 feet above sea level. There are good sky views in all directions.