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by alluvialfan
Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Shutdown of National Parks
Replies: 43
Views: 20322

With DVNP closed, would an Emergency Towing service answer a call, from a stranded vehicle, on a Death Valley backcountry road? Seems like Tower would have to contact NPS first, for permission to assist. For a backcountry breakdown, it could be the double whammy, a big towing bill and a probable tre...
by alluvialfan
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Very Aggresive Coyote Badwater/Ashford Mill
Replies: 34
Views: 21227

Stan, I want to apologize for my previous post. It was inappropriate, and it was totally wrong. You were just as mad, upset, as I would have been seeing people feed the coyotes. I realize now there is very little to do. The Park Service has many more important things to do. They are aware to the Coy...
by alluvialfan
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Very Aggresive Coyote Badwater/Ashford Mill
Replies: 34
Views: 21227

Stan's post has me wondering, did he report this to Park Rangers? With the camera, shouldn't you take pictures of the people feeding the coyotes, and also drive around and make sure you got the license tag number, then go to the Furnace Creek Visitor's Center to report this incident? Would the Park ...
by alluvialfan
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange coyote behavior?
Replies: 26
Views: 37454

Thanks for correction - Pets are allowed to walk on any unpaved backcountry road. When I saw that rule, I just assumed road was 'paved road', but that was wrong on my part. They mean paved or unpaved road there.
Thanks again for the correction.
by alluvialfan
Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Very Aggresive Coyote Badwater/Ashford Mill
Replies: 34
Views: 21227

In my previous reply, when I said "hurt the coyote", I meant scare it, hurt it's pride, with good rock hits. I wouldn't want to kill it. Those two highwaymen that Mojave mentioned, I personally think those two coyotes should be put down, or moved to some other location far away. That type of bad beh...
by alluvialfan
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Very Aggresive Coyote Badwater/Ashford Mill
Replies: 34
Views: 21227

Thanks for all the info. Definitely a scary situation. I definitely would have reported this to the FCVC. I probably would do the same thing in that situation. But now that I've read about this experience, that I know there are aggressive coyotes, I'm thinking the best thing is to hit the coyote wit...
by alluvialfan
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: GPS Astray: Lost in Death Valley
Replies: 13
Views: 17521

When I was reading the PVT articles, I noticed a blogger mentioned that those 'lost women' suffered from the Dunning-Kruger effect, a psychological condition (a bias involving overestimating & underestimating your ability). First I'd heard of the term; been reading on the Internet about it (still re...
by alluvialfan
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Almost Tucki, Crescent Bridge, Cairn, Rock Nettle, Haystacks
Replies: 17
Views: 14222

Gowergulch, gosh, that's sounds like a bad one. My calf says 'hello' to me sometimes after a real long hike with any climbing. I worry sometimes that mine will do like you Mom's. I was a hit-and-run victim while riding my bike 35 years ago - the car basically hit my left calf, the one in question. I...
by alluvialfan
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Almost Tucki, Crescent Bridge, Cairn, Rock Nettle, Haystacks
Replies: 17
Views: 14222

Mojave, thanks for the report and Photos! Good insight and information on the trips. Glad you got to see the sheep. Words and photos can't describe the feelings of seeing wildlife, for sure. Wow, looks like some really great views on Tucki. And Crescent Bridge looks like a beautiful place. You wont ...
by alluvialfan
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Feb 2013- Tucki Bridge Cyn, Rockfall Cyn, more
Replies: 103
Views: 49605

Thanks Steve, that sounds really good. Hikers will be making an ethical agreement. That has to mean something.

Thanks for your post Mojave, and hope you're OK now. And look forward to your trip report in the near future.
by alluvialfan
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Feb 2013- Tucki Bridge Cyn, Rockfall Cyn, more
Replies: 103
Views: 49605

Steve, an interesting crossroads for yourself and many others that post reports. I've appreciated comments from you, and others too. At least for me, from now on, I don't want to have any trepidation when posting any reports. That appears to be your quandary as well. There's probably many that think...
by alluvialfan
Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Feb 2013- Tucki Bridge Cyn, Rockfall Cyn, more
Replies: 103
Views: 49605

Excellent work on Tour Stop 6 this is Steve.
by alluvialfan
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jan/Feb 2013 trip - Day 5, Palmer Canyon, hike report.
Replies: 4
Views: 3416

Thanks Steve.
On my next visit to Palmer, I hope to visit the Badlands area and then make it to the 80-ft fall in Palmer.
by alluvialfan
Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Jan/Feb 2013 trip - Day 3, hike report
Replies: 3
Views: 2769

Thanks Steve.
I hope to visit the Owlsheads again on my next visit.
I'd like to do Talc Canyon again.
And I'd like to hike Contact Canyon next time too.
by alluvialfan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Something happened to me in that desert...
Replies: 2
Views: 2517

Good Report. I think most of the folks that love Death Valley NP, or any other wonder of nature for that matter, have their epiphany, or revelation, or manifestation, or life-changing experience, at different times, ranges and scales, and forever contemplate the impact to their present and future. M...