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by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada
Replies: 14
Views: 2478

Re: KC's Outpost, Beatty, Nevada

A Coleman on the tailgate, a bottle of wine, and something good from a can atop one of the high points with a view is a wonderful thing.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Park may be getting bigger
Replies: 12
Views: 2478

Re: The Park may be getting bigger

Yes, it is a nice, peaceful walk. Try convincing that to owners of property and patented mines up there. Since the creation and expansion of the Park to include Panamint City, I assume they lost their properties and rights; and have to continue paying their property taxes for “their” holdings.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Flooding and Lake Manly today?
Replies: 34
Views: 5313

Re: Flooding and Lake Manly today?

Get your kayaks ready. It might be 2004 all over again :grin:
by D.A. Wright
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing
Replies: 5
Views: 1284

Re: Yosemite - Horsetail Falls/Firefall Waterfall - Amazing

Sunlight and water spray. That is why the narrow window. The sun has to be in a particular angle and time of day.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Backcountry Navigation
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Re: Backcountry Navigation

Back to your original question. Any map based, hand held GPS will do what you asked for. Tell you where you are, where you’ve been, help you backtrack, how far you have gone and plenty of other useful data. Just do some comparison shopping to find one that fits your budget. Also comparison shopping ...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: FYI - there are two Reddit communities for DV
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: FYI - there are two Reddit communities for DV

I’m internet challenged ... isn’t “reddit” the sound a frog makes? :dezdan:
by D.A. Wright
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

Re: The Mystery of the Death Valley Germans - solved

How about a first person account from someone involved in the search and recovery.

http://www.otherhand.org/home-page/sear ... y-germans/
by D.A. Wright
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?

The owner of the website and author is a retired Carson City Sheriffs Department detective, whom I met after he sought me out for consultation in this case. We still communicate almost daily. It was a sad but fascinating story.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?
Replies: 8
Views: 1576

Re: Has anyone hiked across DV at Badwater?

Here is a link to an interesting account of an elderly man in poor health who hiked successfully across to the west side in the middle of August with temps in the high one-teens. He didn’t return. Nor did he wan’t to ...

https://desertfog.org/projects/finding-norman-2/
by D.A. Wright
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living in Beatty
Replies: 4
Views: 1525

Re: Living in Beatty

Intersting question. You might get a whole slew of intersting answers. There is at least one board member here who has lived in Beatty, thus can give a better point of view than I. However, I have lived in small towns all my life in the Mojave Desert and the Great Basin, thus I can give my observati...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Water Source info?
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Water Source info?

Of the springs on your list, I have only experience with Pleasant, Anvil and Coulter. But it has been about 21-22 years with Coulter and Pleasant, and 18 years with Anvil since passing by. I imagine drought years since have impacted them so that my description may not be accurate. Anvil: Yards below...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley Natl Pk; Racetrack Valley, Ubehebe and Lost Burro Peaks Nov 21-22, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

Re: Death Valley Natl Pk; Racetrack Valley, Ubehebe and Lost Burro Peaks Nov 21-22, 2018

Beautiful views from points of view that I’ve never been to. Thank you!
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 6172

Re: Park Closure

It was mentioned on the morning and evening network news. Didn’t mention DVNP in particular, but if it is happening elsewhere, then it might be just a matter of time before it happens here.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Park Closure
Replies: 32
Views: 6172

Re: Park Closure

I’ve heard people are taking advantage of the lack of law enforcement and are running around off road and tearing up stuff.