Search found 2232 matches

by D.A. Wright
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Cerro Gord0 SOLD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2806

Re: Cerro Gord0 SOLD!!!

Might be indicative of the buyers ... :roll:
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress
Replies: 7
Views: 4453

Re: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress

So how was the taco?

Don’t know if you’ve seen it, but their is a 360 rotating webcam on top of that building. It is found at:

http://timbisha.com/index.php/weather
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Cerro Gord0 SOLD!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2806

Re: Cerro Gord0 SOLD!!!

Or worse.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghost Town for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 4658

Re: Ghost Town for sale

A close look at the bios of each individual of the group of buyers, I am skeptical of the future of Cerro Gordo.
by D.A. Wright
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Dantes View renovation - I'm impressed, here's why
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Dantes View renovation - I'm impressed, here's why

MojaveGeek wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:41 pm
In fact I used to tell people, have everyone in the car close their eyes (on their first trip up) at the final big curve, and then get out of the car and face wet and open them.
Did that include the driver? :twisted:
by D.A. Wright
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghost Town for sale
Replies: 15
Views: 4658

Re: Ghost Town for sale

Cerro Gordo now in escrow. Keeler lines are mineral mining on the dry lake surface, which has been going on since the late 1800s.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help
Replies: 15
Views: 4348

Re: Help

I generally do it manually, by typing image tags:

[img]image web address[ /img]

Note: I left a space in the last image tag so that this site doesn’t interpret and display an empty image box.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 trip
Replies: 17
Views: 5778

Re: May 2018 trip

Superb photography. The land and atmosphere cooperated with you well. I believe the Hunter cabin is shown on topo maps, but don’t have one to check presently. Looking at Google Maps in satellite view, find Hunter Spring and the cabin shows plainly a stone’s throw northwest. Thanks! But now I am rea...
by D.A. Wright
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 trip
Replies: 17
Views: 5778

Re: May 2018 trip

One day I should learn more about Beatty history. I doubt it's only function has been as a DV portal for its entire existence. Beatty as a community got its start early in the first decade of the 20th century during the fantastic Bullfrog rush. Beatty likely survived, unlike nearby Rhyolite, due to...
by D.A. Wright
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 trip
Replies: 17
Views: 5778

Re: May 2018 trip

My favorite shot with a rock and a track in it I cant even use because the bottom of the rock gets cropped out when I straighten the photo out. Does anyone know how I might copy or fill in some of the playa so that I can keep the whole rock when I rotate the photo? In Photoshop, my first thought wo...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: May 2018 trip
Replies: 17
Views: 5778

Re: May 2018 trip

Superb photography. The land and atmosphere cooperated with you well.

I believe the Hunter cabin is shown on topo maps, but don’t have one to check presently. Looking at Google Maps in satellite view, find Hunter Spring and the cabin shows plainly a stone’s throw northwest.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 5353

Re: Marble Bath

MojaveGeek wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:57 pm
First, the bathtub full of blue marbles is a joke, albeit a very well executed one!
My dim memory tells me that the late Wendel Moyer hauled in the tub around 1964, but my memory is dimming.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 5353

Re: Marble Bath

Up in the higher reaches of the Steel Pass area there is a now closed track that runs toward the Last Chance range from the Steel Pass road. I went in there once, on a fool's quest for a route up Dry Mtn. That road ends at the mouth of a canyon. A few hundred yards in is a highly water polished lim...
by D.A. Wright
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Marble Bath
Replies: 14
Views: 5353

Re: Marble Bath

There seems to be confusion as to Marble Bath. A natural feature named such was featured in journals of the first Caucasian government explorers in the mid-1800s, but to my knowledge it has never been found. The current Marble Bath was placed a hundred yards from the road just south of Steel Pass in...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Lippincott Rd
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Lippincott Rd

Tight in one spot where the road is sloughing away in the bottom half. Possible two point turns in the switchbacks. A spotter helps.