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by D.A. Wright
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: People watching while Geo-watching
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: People watching while Geo-watching

I have no desire to shoot professionally. I tried that road once. I quickly learned that wasn’t for me, as the techicalities drained the fun out of taking photos. The composition is what pleases me. And, as Candace mentioned, is all the photos to look at later. I’ve got tens of thousands of my image...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: People watching while Geo-watching
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: People watching while Geo-watching

Yes I understand the point you allude to. Due to force of a near lifelong ingrained habit, I’ve viewed my world through the viewfinder, then later the low res LCD display of early digital cameras, and whatever acronym smart phone displays are now these days, flitting around from place to place in my...
by D.A. Wright
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 4562

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

:lol: That’s probably because you were trying to get that rental Hummer H3 off those roads before it self destructed ... ;-) Yeah, we had radios. All of us had CBs but you, all of us including you had FRS, so that is what we used except for occasional talk on the CBs. I was having transmission probl...
by D.A. Wright
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 4562

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

I generally stay slow on the washboards. Takes strict discipline when you’re going less than 25mph and just getting to the rock cairn marking the road up Lippincott and you are headed to the springs. Once, trying to keep up with a group of board members after dark in ‘08 heading to PSR after running...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV
Replies: 22
Views: 4562

Re: Edmunds tests Honda Ridgeliner in DV

The tracks are of the Trona Railway. In the scene just previous you can see the Trona Pinnacles and Pilot Knob. The Trona Railway runs along the pinnacles to interchange withe the Union Pacific at Searles.
by D.A. Wright
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images

Actually, I spent more than an hour creating my reply, rereading and editing countless times, adding details and making corrections ... :lol: My interpretation of #10 was south from Gold Point, over Slate Ridge (Stateline ghost town) and accessing BP-DV road via Crankshaft or near Little Sand Spring...
by D.A. Wright
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Re: Motorway to Hell - Scotty's Castle Road images

I’ll chime in on this for some northern entrances. I didn’t see the ones I am highlighting on your list. If already mentioned, my apologies. You mentioned one from NV266 via Gold Point via Oriental Wash, there are others via NV266 and CA168. (By the way, you can enter Oriental Wash from US95 or NV26...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Death-Valley.net Information
Topic: Spam
Replies: 47
Views: 37516

Re: Spam

So did I. Never have seen this tactic before.
by D.A. Wright
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Manly Beacon Light Show
Replies: 7
Views: 2027

Re: Manly Beacon Light Show

Wow! Gorgeous colors! And that ridge scared the s**t outta me! Thank you for your efforts and risk.
by D.A. Wright
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird GPS Error
Replies: 15
Views: 5501

Re: Weird GPS Error

This thought came to me early on, but I stayed quiet until I heard more. Are your computer ports or USB ports that you plug your GPS into fuctioning normally? If the software controlling data exchange is malfunctioning, it might have caused an issue. My 12 year old Toshiba laptop is experiencing som...
by D.A. Wright
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

Yes, it seems big fires are becoming the norm. Up here in north-central Nevada we haven’t seen the mountains 2 miles away since the Carr Fire (Redding, CA) broke out, skies have been dishwater gray and you can’t see clouds. The sun completely dissappears when it drops toward the horizon in the last ...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass
Replies: 5
Views: 2168

Re: Two weeks of day hikes around Tioga Pass

Lived in June Lake in the 1970s and 1980s. Loved to hike the backcountry. Less fires in those days, so didn’t have to dodge smoke bombs.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV
Replies: 13
Views: 4009

Re: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV

Whitney is in shadow and hard to see well to the left of CG, where the Inyos seem to disappear. I think that’s Mt. Williamson poking out from behind CG.
by D.A. Wright
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV
Replies: 13
Views: 4009

Re: Panamint Butte Fatality in DV

I believe it is Cerro Gordo Peak, the smaller, conical looking mountain.
by D.A. Wright
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Stargazing with a telescope
Replies: 8
Views: 2270

Re: What about Lee Flat

Lee Flat a few miles north of Highway 190 might be good unless there is some light pollution from Lone Pine or Bishop? Lone Pine and Bishop, no. But there might be some glow on the southern skyline in long exposure shots; this due to Ridgecrest, the southern Mojave cities (the Victor Valley, Palmda...