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by sheepranch
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: bicycling UP Lippincott March 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4411

Yes Mojave my bike and I seem to trade of punishments on eachother. It was actually a fairly straightforward ride. Of course I had to walk the nasty section as there was to much loose scree to afford much traction. @ Randy , this road, in comparison to many I train on back in the Pasadena are, was a...
by sheepranch
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: bicycling UP Lippincott March 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 4411

bicycling UP Lippincott March 2012

So you might know me by my hiking exploits here in the forum. Well i'm an avid mountain biker as well. I don't ride your average many geared, full suspension, 26" wheeled typical bike , but rather a 'single speed' , rigid frame and fork, big wheeled 29er. I run a 34 tooth front sprocket and a 20 in ...
by sheepranch
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 534
Views: 231377

cool story Mojave , we hiked Dolomite the day after we hiked the Albatross . I remember reading the 'register' at Towne Peak and saw an entry that someone had summitted the peak from Dolomite in like 2 hours. So being the 'neophyte' DV hikers my wife and I were , thought it would be a nice cruise. I...
by sheepranch
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 534
Views: 231377

The 'not a beached whale' is located in Dolomite Canyon ?
by sheepranch
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Borax BM, Mormon Point Cyn, Badwater at dusk
Replies: 7
Views: 6895

It's cool to see you were able to make the trip . You had eluded to your medical issues before and I got a little concerned. Now I'm definitely glad to see that despite some setbacks you made it out. Last time I was in DV we drove that Artists Palette , seems like even a full day there wouldnt be en...
by sheepranch
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Daisy / Craig Canyons April 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5760

Hey Robbie , yeah that polished dryfall with the anchors has an excellent fracture perfect for gear. It does vary , but I would recommend a few pieces in the 1.5 inch range , maybe a #8 hex throw, and a single 2.5 camalot placement. It's kinda a funky offwidth / and part chimney in sections. Like I ...
by sheepranch
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Current South Pass conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 2340

Right on Candace , at last an HONEST report of conditions on the South Pass. I'm hoping that your DV experience is going well since it's been awhile...
by sheepranch
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Daisy / Craig Canyons April 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 5760

So i'm always saying how much I liked Craig Canyon , so here are a few photos now that i'm more savvy. This nice dryfall is encountered early on in the hike. Nice feature with 2 chockstones. About 70' in height it has a climibing anchors on top , so it can be topropped. Nicely polished rock gives wa...
by sheepranch
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Salton Sea / Ocotillo Wells exploring 2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2815

Salton Sea / Ocotillo Wells exploring 2012

So it seems that my current working location in San Diego area is going to allow me some exploration in the desert areas of The Salton Sea. To the those of you not familiar with it , it is Califonia's largest lake. It is also relatively close to Palm Springs . So i'm gonna try to keep this as an ong...
by sheepranch
Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shortened first trip to DV of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 8742

Cool Robbie , yes i've experienced alot of 'heinous' situations in my climbing tenure. Hooking of all types off into nowhere land was as horrifying as it was gratifying. And while I always had a respect for life , it seemed natural to challenge it. I appreciate Death Valley as it has a limited amoun...
by sheepranch
Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: How dry is Dry Mountain right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 7563

when I did Dry about 18 months ago, I camped on the road near the start of the hike. (really close to where you describe). I waited for my companions who didn't arrive till bout 7:30 and we were out ALL day and didn't make it back to the car till 11:00pm. So get that early start , and have fun it's ...
by sheepranch
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: 5 nights in Death Valley - Thoughts on Agenda
Replies: 7
Views: 5063

Lee Flats is a cool place , kinda near to hwy 190 by about 10 miles. You would have a view of Telescope Pk. , and the afternoon light will be helping but I think the distance is a little too far. A better view of Telescope might be in the morning from Dante's.
by sheepranch
Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Easiest route to Striped Butte in a 4WD?
Replies: 10
Views: 6224

in keeping with your #1 priority , take the route from the east. albeit a bit longer i think. You will suredly have a much easier go of it. Remember to bring a spare , water, food and emergency gear in case of misfortune. And ENJOY the view when you get there cause it's one of the best in the valley.
by sheepranch
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Shortened first trip to DV of the season
Replies: 15
Views: 8742

geez Robbie I really gotta hand it to ya on your efforts again..I'm impressed at how much you do solo.!! Looking at that entry into the middle looks cool but i'm thinking a little challenging for someone with no rock experience. Narrows are awesome , gotta say. As for the rapping off of hooks, you g...
by sheepranch
Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Christmas Break DV Trip #1
Replies: 12
Views: 5822

nice looking areas..Rock Nettles north of Red Wall looks interesting haven't ever heard of it .