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by DavidW
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Blow'n in Beatty, NV - more than just a gas stop?
Replies: 13
Views: 4968

Re: Blow'n in Beatty, NV - more than just a gas stop?

We typically stay at motel 6 in Beatty. Has always been clean and don't really have any complaints. The only downside is if you have a noisy neighbor......the sound carries through the walls very easily.
by DavidW
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: KEANE WONDER MINE IS REOPENING
Replies: 19
Views: 7145

Re: KEANE WONDER MINE IS REOPENING

Was just there on November 12th. This was my first time there, so I don't know how it looked before. They have stabilized some of the wood structures near the parking area, and also the tramway. Up at the mine, more wooden structures are stabilized as well. All the mine tunnels have bars or steel ne...
by DavidW
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Blow'n in Beatty, NV - more than just a gas stop?
Replies: 13
Views: 4968

Re: Blow'n in Beatty, NV - more than just a gas stop?

We stay in Beatty every death valley trip. Cheap blackjack and poker in the casino. Some decent spots to eat there too.
by DavidW
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Defense Mine Conditions
Replies: 3
Views: 3685

Re: Defense Mine Conditions

Planning on heading to Defense Mine this March. I was wondering if anyone has payed a visit recently? Curious to know how the roads are. I'll have a stocked 4x4 Tacoma with Rear locks, I'm not looking to go crazy with pushing my PU limit....but I do want to get up there. How difficult is the road? ...
by DavidW
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Keane Wonder Mine area closed
Replies: 21
Views: 20663

Re: Keane Wonder Mine area closed

I have been going to death valley a long time, and would love to see it open again since I have never been there. I'm all for safety, but I feel they close too many places down, or fix them up to make them safer. When I go out there, I want to see how things were. If I want to go into a mine, I shou...
by DavidW
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: former site of Georges cabin / Last Chance range
Replies: 7
Views: 4300

We might be heading up there on our next trip on the weekend of November 10th 2017. If we do, I'll post a report here.
by DavidW
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: anyone been up Echo Canyon lately?
Replies: 15
Views: 10407

Did the road past into mine and up the dry falls couple years ago. I had a Tacoma 4x4 and used the locking rear differential to get up with no problem. My friend in his '99 Cherokee didn't have locking rear differential and took awhile to get up it after stacking rocks in the right places. Fun littl...