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by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Pink Canyon Explored Morning of Flood - Oct 4th
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Thanks, glad you enjoyed the images.

The music is: "Navajo Stars" by Craig Chaquico (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3)

FYI - YouTube notes the name of the music, musician and other details on the bottom of the video descriptions. That's why I don't bother crediting the composers within the the video itself.
by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Pink Canyon Explored Morning of Flood - Oct 4th
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Thanks for the feedback on zooming in and out.

Yes, the video was shot during the main hike and some of the stills another day or two. I had no idea the badlands above Golden Canyon and around Twenty Mule Team Canyon had so many chutes, grooves, gullies, slots and bizarre geology not to mention many old mining sites tuck away. I hope to explore ...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Pink Canyon Explored Morning of Flood - Oct 4th
Replies: 5
Views: 2803

Pink Canyon Explored Morning of Flood - Oct 4th

The morning of Sunday Oct 4th after photographing the photographers at Zabriskie Point for the sunrise I walked across Gower Gulch to a pink and blue canyon I've had my eyes on for a couple of years. The clouds and sporadic light rain drops kept me cool while scaling the steep slots and chutes of th...
by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Ubehebe Trip To Maars - An Unusual Ascent
Replies: 0
Views: 1334

Ubehebe Trip To Maars - An Unusual Ascent

Climbing out of the crater via a non-traditional direction. https://youtu.be/5LipSq2gDEM While studying these images it dawned on me that hiking from the Ubehebe Crater to Tin Mountain along the ridge line between the two points could be fun. That is if you call a round trip of approximately 20 mile...
by Death Valley Dazed
Wed Oct 21, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Looking for a guy in DV on an all-terrain recumbent tricycle
Replies: 10
Views: 3848

Thanks for the good news, a relief to find people safe

Please post a link to any blog, report, review, photos or YouTube of the rider's experience in DV.
by Death Valley Dazed
Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:17 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Manly Beacon Prospectors Cabin Discovered For First Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Manly Beacon Prospectors Cabin Discovered For First Time

Death Valley lovers were surprised to discover an unknown rustic prospectors cabin in the badlands of Golden Canyon. Rumors are that Ronald Reagan slept there while filming Death Valley Days and that Fred and Betty Flintstone honeymooned there.

https://youtu.be/PcYXkchteg4
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Shooting of photographers at Zabriskie Point
Replies: 1
Views: 1322

Shooting of photographers at Zabriskie Point

I confess to shooting many photographers at sunrise and sunset with my camera at Zabriskie Point. I've discovered that not only is the scenery in Death Valley gorgeous but the visitors are often fun to look at as well. When in the park I usually catch several sunrises or sunsets. Not being a profess...
by Death Valley Dazed
Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:45 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Cattle Ranch in DV north of Stovepipe Wells
Replies: 9
Views: 3553

Thanks for adding fascinating details about DV history

which adds spice and flavor to the images, videos and discussions here. The combined knowledge, wisdom and experience of long time subscribers to this discussion group is impressive.
by Death Valley Dazed
Sat Oct 17, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Tucki Flat Buttes Rainy Day
Replies: 0
Views: 1288

Tucki Flat Buttes Rainy Day

Explore all six of the buttes located between the Devil's Cornfield, Mesquite Sand Dunes and Tucki Mountain on a rainy day after a morning thundershower and flash flood. I actually drank a few cups of pure rain water stored in one of the stone depressions - Sure beats Desani! Sorry about the splotch...
by Death Valley Dazed
Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mysterious Steel Rebar North of Mesquite Dunes - Details
Replies: 41
Views: 18387

The wire appears to be without insulation unless it was

so corroded by the weather and blowing sand. This wire was in much worse condition than the wire I crossed on the way back to my car after visiting the square mine shaft at Death Valley Buttes two weeks ago.
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mysterious Steel Rebar North of Mesquite Dunes - Details
Replies: 41
Views: 18387

Mysterious Steel Rebar North of Mesquite Dunes - Details

In another thread a few weeks ago I mentioned stumbling across rebar stakes north of the Mesquite Sand Dunes and our very own Gowergulch42 commented on them and I regretted not photographing them at that time. So out of curiosity during my last visit to the park first week October 2015 I trekked out...
by Death Valley Dazed
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mine Shaft 100 Feet Down - Death Valley Buttes
Replies: 18
Views: 6821

Old case of dynamite solves square shaft mystery

Thanks to N0 02's suggestion, I searched the archives and discovered the solution:

Image (alt+p)
by Death Valley Dazed
Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mine Shaft 100 Feet Down - Death Valley Buttes
Replies: 18
Views: 6821

What mineral or metal were they seeking?

Thanks for the report and detailed analysis Gowergulch42. Not being a geologist, the sides of the shaft and the tailings just seem like conglomerate to me. The location of the shaft seems odd, being out on the flat but maybe they detected some fault line or crack or vein they were following. Another...
by Death Valley Dazed
Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mine Shaft 100 Feet Down - Death Valley Buttes
Replies: 18
Views: 6821

Square dynamite - so that's the explosive that started being

packaged in squares like soda crackers rather than the circular tubes. This really blows my mind! I am lucky to be alive to tell this story: When a kid my brothers and I discovered a half used case of dynamite in my fathers work shed. Blasting caps and fuses where there as well. We nearly killed our...