Blackturtle Plant Porn and '52 Plane Crash

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Sparky of SoCal
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Blackturtle Plant Porn and '52 Plane Crash

Post by Sparky of SoCal » Tue May 12, 2020 6:59 pm

https://www.airlive.net/a-botanist-disc ... th-valley/
DesertDaze here is a spot you can go find and do a report on.

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Re: Blackturtle Plant Porn and '52 Plane Crash

Post by TrailHound » Wed May 13, 2020 6:04 am

Steve Hall documents the hike to the plane. It's not easy.

http://www.panamintcity.com/cottonwood/albatross.html

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Re: Blackturtle Plant Porn and '52 Plane Crash

Post by blackturtle.us » Sat May 16, 2020 4:30 pm

Interesting article! I have not visited the Albatross. I'm sure most people intentionally try to find the plane wreck, but to accidentally stumble across the wreckage while looking for plants would be quite a surprise. The only plane wreckage I've ever come across is north of the Kennedy Meadows Campground, departing the PCT and hiking up a mile or two beyond the bridge. There's a plane wreck high up on the ridge there. I found it in the 1990s quite by accident while looking for a shortcut to the Wildrose Trail so I could get to Dutch Johns. As for plant porn, this guy on YouTube does an excellent job of teaching people about plants. His channel includes sites all around the world, but there are some videos which cover Death Valley in particular:
https://www.youtube.com/user/westoaklandturdunit
The name of the channel is Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't.
And here's an exciting little image from my site: Chocolate Drops (aka, Hairy Wild Cabbage, Caulanthus pilosus)
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