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by netllama
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Ten states in ten days
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Ten states in ten days

gambrinus wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:47 pm
The Owyhee Desert is very beautiful place and remote too.

The only place I have seen the notation "numerous potholes" on a map.
Actually, the road wasn't half bad there.
by netllama
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Ten states in ten days
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Ten states in ten days

Its been a year, and we're barely half way done with 2020. Months of quarantine & isolation (with many more to come) have wrecked all the travel plans that I had in place 6+ months ago. We needed a change of scenery, and decided to make the best of an awful situation with a socially distanced COVID1...
by netllama
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: DV Science Conference
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: DV Science Conference

Seems that they'll be releasing videos of the event: https://dvnha.org/program-events/science-conference/ I can't imagine why anyone would feel comfortable attending a conference anywhere in person this year under the current circumstances. I'm also puzzled how they intend to pull this off, when jus...
by netllama
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: DV Reopens - Update video July 2, 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: DV Reopens - Update video July 2, 2020

Decent gas price! Please tell the Mike Reynolds to please have Texas Springs open when I arrive mid to late October! Much nicer to have my R Pod up there than at FC. I get tired of being the generator monitor at FC! Interesting about take out only. I believe some CA counties still allow it. We have...
by netllama
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: Interesting earthquake in Owens Valley
Replies: 8
Views: 687

Re: Interesting earthquake in Owens Valley

ETAV8R wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:23 am
It is all related. Plates move and tension is either released or built up along fault lines.
fake news
by netllama
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1225

Re: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020

Depending on what kind of car you're driving, Hunter Mountain and the high country around it are wonderful places to be. There's a surprising amount of stuff to see up there, but you have to do your research. I have a 09 Outback with AT tires. I think Hunter Mountain is passable in summer. I wouldn...
by netllama
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Late Feb/early March 2020 visit

Thanks for sharing! That's a great trip report, and honestly, far more adventurous than likely 95% of those who visit the park ever accomplish.
by netllama
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1859

Re: Closed

I have a flight scheduled to come out to DV (my "me place" for many years now) on Easter Weekend. Was going to go see if that little party still happens in Ballarat and set up tent either there or somewhere more off-grid (or Panamint Springs if I needed something quick/easy) + see if Rock wants thi...
by netllama
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what
Replies: 4
Views: 628

Re: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what

jacknv7 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:06 pm
The residents in the small desert communities around JTNP are not happy with the migration of city dwellers to their area...

https://twitter.com/bohemophiliac/statu ... 49/photo/1
Unfortunately, too many fools are treating the current situation as an opportunity for a vacation.
by netllama
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1859

Re: Closed

FC lodging is closed too I found out, no surprise. No idea about PSR. Beatty is in NV and all "non essential" business has been closed. I think only restaurants that do takeout, not sure of that. No casinos. Some Strip hotels closed but there is no hotel/motel closure that I know of. Camping out on...
by netllama
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: Blood thinners
Replies: 6
Views: 4709

Re: Blood thinners

No personal experience, but I wanted to speak up to wish you the best. Getting old sucks.
by netllama
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Sacatar Trail Wilderness
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

Re: Sacatar Trail Wilderness

Nice, thanks for sharing. What kind of mileage is that trail?
by netllama
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route
Replies: 11
Views: 2846

Re: April 23-27: Roadrunner Route

That is kinda insane. Good luck pulling it off.
by netllama
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Christmas 2019: Sand, Sun, and Snow (Pic Heavy)
Replies: 9
Views: 2267

Re: Christmas 2019: Sand, Sun, and Snow (Pic Heavy)

Nice! Thanks for the lovely, detailed report.

Did you remain camped in the same location for all your nights in the park? How cold was it at night?

Thanks
by netllama
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Sonoran desert jaunts
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

Re: Sonoran desert jaunts

Thanks for the lovely trip report. You're definitely right about Tuscon, its a great place for hiking day trips. I've been up to Saguaro NP a few times (as far back as the late 80s when I was a kid), and camped in the municipal desert park on the edge of town too. You got to see some great wildlife ...