First, here are some very awesome photos of the lonely microwave tower down in the Owlshead Mountains. I found the link on Panamintvalley.com. On the thread there, it was stated that the tower will be removed. I'm still checking on that, but in the meanwhile, here are the pics:
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread. ... ath-Valley
On the same thread was a link to this Youtube video. Which describes construction of the microwave relay link to bring radio telephone service to DV. It shows construction of the site and tower that connects SW to Cow Creek. That's the site you can just barely see from the highway as you're driving south out of SW. They call that little hill "Hill 254."
They also describe construction of the power line that runs to that site. Who knew that, for the power line poles, they had to dig all the holes by hand?
I had hoped to see something about the site on Mormon Peak. I believe that is the link between Cow Creek and the system outside DV. Come to think of it, I'd like to see a list of all the links in that service.