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by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Human fossils discovered a top Telescope Peak
Replies: 1
Views: 1375

Human fossils discovered a top Telescope Peak

Surprise, the beautiful bristlecone pines aren't the only ancient life forms on top of ol' Telescope Peak. Check these ancient human bones out here: https://youtu.be/PwcbeoooGC8 Included in this 3.23 minute video is a passionate tribute to Telescope Peak taken from usual and unusual locations, high ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Anyone in Death Valley past few weeks during So Cal rains?
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

Thanks for the tips on past and current weather.

I'll use both of these links in the future.
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Anyone in Death Valley past few weeks during So Cal rains?
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

Anyone in Death Valley past few weeks during So Cal rains?

I was wondering if the park received some rain or had any flooding lately. I looked in the news feeds online and did not find any reports of note. While clicking around the LA Times had short but cool video about a rainbow, rain at Mesquite Dune and Furnace Creek in 2014. http://www.latimes.com/trav...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: The Sun's energy in Death Valley - 134 degrees temperature
Replies: 3
Views: 1989

The Sun's energy in Death Valley - 134 degrees temperature

Hottest I've ever experienced in Death Valley was about 119 at the visitors center the end of August a few years back. I'd like to brave (or stupid) enough to be at the visitors center if the temperature ever reaches 135, a new record. That type of heat is actually frightening. One of my favorite vi...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorial to Lusty Month of May In Death Valley
Replies: 0
Views: 3021

Memorial to Lusty Month of May In Death Valley

Depending on one's perspective there are several angles or slants to the natural geological and man made art forms in and around the park Here is my salute to Death Valley set to a Broadway musical sound track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HINrdhygo3o I bet the next time you visit the park, this ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Addiction - Is this a terminal disease?
Replies: 20
Views: 9368

Wow MojaveGeek thanks for those great panos

You have sparked me into adding some new locations to my bucket list. Thanks again.
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Martian landscape above 20 Mule Team Canyon
Replies: 1
Views: 2926

Martian landscape above 20 Mule Team Canyon

The inadvertent discovery of the strange geology above 20 Mule Team Canyon and in between Artist's Palette was so cool I've made a total of three treks to the curious place. I hope the park officials never create an official trail to the location because it may get over run. Footprints were few and ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: I am the first to visit The Pinks near Towne Pass? Hope not!
Replies: 5
Views: 4612

Inyo, Thanks for sharing your breath of history

and expertise with the park. I'm very glad that the powers that were expanding the park to what it is today. I enjoyed your work on the fossils as well.
by Death Valley Dazed
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: I am the first to visit The Pinks near Towne Pass? Hope not!
Replies: 5
Views: 4612

Thanks for those two trip reports

The images and narrations are top notch and right in the slot (puns intended). Thanks for taking the time to not only explore but share with the online community.
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Don't forget rubber boots when visiting Cottonball Marsh
Replies: 0
Views: 4248

Don't forget rubber boots when visiting Cottonball Marsh

One of the funnest but most arduous explorations I've done was hiking way out the Cottonball Marsh to visit the tiny pup fish. I've done this on three separate occasions from three different trail heads. 1. Salt Creek 2. Furnace Creek south end to telephone/electric pole line heading towards Stovepi...
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: I am the first to visit The Pinks near Towne Pass? Hope not!
Replies: 5
Views: 4612

I am the first to visit The Pinks near Towne Pass? Hope not!

Recently I was driving westerly over Towne Pass and glanced off to the south/left and noticed some odd pink rock formations about a mile away in a canyon. This was about a half mile east of the actual Towne Pass signage. Screetch, hit the breaks, grabbed camera and hiked fast and furiuos as the sun ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Addiction - Is this a terminal disease?
Replies: 20
Views: 9368

Love dark humor.

Cannabis doesn't enhance one's spelling LOL
by Death Valley Dazed
Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Addiction - Is this a terminal disease?
Replies: 20
Views: 9368

Oh, the sound of water in Death Valley

Your mention of water in the canyon brought back memories: Trickling brook of Salt Creek in the springtime. Seeping drips over tiny waterfall in Monarch Canyon. Quiet gurgle of Cottonball Marsh springs. Darwins Fall sprinkles. The spring at the end of Johnson Canyon on the way to Hungry Bills. Warm ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Addiction - Is this a terminal disease?
Replies: 20
Views: 9368

ETAV8R - nice to know "It does not end."

You mentioned the sensation of isolation and that is one of the main attractions the park provides me. So much so that I've trekked out to the pupfish at Cottonball Marsh three times from three different points of origin. 1. Salt Creek 2. Furnace Creek Resorted out of the airstrip and followed the p...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:05 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Addiction - Is this a terminal disease?
Replies: 20
Views: 9368

Thanks David for your reply

Part of me hopes that my love for Death Valley will subside but a bigger part hopes it will even intensify. By PSR, I assume you mean Pananmint Springs Resort? In the future, what do you hope to accomplish/conquer/enjoy in the park that you have not already? I spend most of my time in the park seeki...