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by D.A. Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Man Rescued From Mine
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Man Rescued From Mine

That photo credited to San Bernardino County. The article stated that Inyo and Pahrump participated. Nothing about DVNP. I speculate southermost park or east of Tecopa and Shoshone.
by D.A. Wright
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Wildflowers
Replies: 18
Views: 11053

Re: Wildflowers

Hello D.A. Wright. I came across this old post of yours that mentions the road between Gilbert Summit and Eureka Valley in the Piper Mountain Wilderness. Can you share any info about that road? We're planning on going to the Piper Mountain Wilderness next week and I can find just about zero info ab...
by D.A. Wright
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nub With No Name - Third Attempt Bagged Summit
Replies: 11
Views: 2470

Re: Nub With No Name - Third Attempt Bagged Summit

For music it would have been fun to change America's "Horse With No Name" to sing "I've been to the desert and climbed a nub with no name ..." :dezdan:
by D.A. Wright
Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Road coditions - late winter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1843

Re: Road coditions - late winter?

Read through these threads on the Saline Valley forum, they all go back several years with then current updates: North Pass: http://forum.salinepreservation.org/post/north-pass-6700266?&trail=45 South Pass: http://forum.salinepreservation.org/post/south-pass-6700265?&trail=60 As for Hunter Mountain,...
by D.A. Wright
Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

I’ve come across a few of them here in northern Nevada. If I remember correctly, they have something to do with wind.
by D.A. Wright
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Death Valley 9 Days Trip Report

I really like the black & white for effect. Has the feel of 1950s and early 1960s Desert Magazines.
by D.A. Wright
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Saline Valley Road Observation
Replies: 15
Views: 4175

Re: Saline Valley Road Observation

Maybe doing their own grading to smooth the way back because they are going in to bring something big out? The recently had to bring out a motorhome that lost a set of dual wheels and tires (worked loose and spun off), but that was on North Pass.
by D.A. Wright
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Darwin to China Lake backroad
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

Re: The Darwin to China Lake backroad

All on NWC land. Twice I’ve driven from China Lake into Etcherren Valley, then over to Wildhorse Mesa to tour the petroglyphs on small, private tours. Back in the days before 9/11. There are historic, pre-military places back there. Along the road I took was a standing stage station. Small mining ca...
by D.A. Wright
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Across Owens Lake
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: Across Owens Lake

:thumb:
by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)
Replies: 26
Views: 7571

Re: August 17-24: White-Whitney-10460 (and, oh yeah, Bald)

Hunter Mountain is partially hidden by the Inyos, but I think that is the top of the mountain near left behind the Inyos. Past the Panamints would be the Funerals. Looking at Google Maps, I think the range immediately in front of the Spring Mountains (Charleston) is the northern end of the Nopah Ran...
by D.A. Wright
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 2492

Re: Strange music on 89.9 FM Driving east from Lone Pine to Death Valley

In years past there used to be a low powered station in Independence around that frequency. Sometimes there would be something playing, sometimes dead air. Didn’t have much reach, couldn’t pick it up below Lone Pine or above Aberdeen. Also might be something of a spurrious signal eminating from Chin...
by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: A few beginner's question
Replies: 11
Views: 4534

Re: A few beginner's question

I assume a rental. And hopefully he stays to the well traveled paved roads.
by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: A few beginner's question
Replies: 11
Views: 4534

Re: A few beginner's question

jacknv7 wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:26 am
Probably too late to suggest that the first trip be postponed to the cooler months. I hope he checks back in as I'd like to know if he survives.
Wonder if his first name is Norman ... ;-)
by D.A. Wright
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Memories of a good person
Replies: 1
Views: 2635

Re: Memories of a good person

I have a few photos, video and notes from interviews with her as well. Her and Mike passed on too soon.