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by dbd
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: South Telescope Peak?
Replies: 9
Views: 3608

Re: South Telescope Peak?

"South Telescope Peak" is on the Mapbuilder layer on Caltopo which is derived from an open source project called OpenStreetMap. So anyone satisfying OpenStreetMap's requirements can see it or make it up and make it part of OpenStreetMap. Good luck with that.

Dale B. Dalrymple
by dbd
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: A long time in Darwin
Replies: 0
Views: 2588

A long time in Darwin

This is not my picture but it is an interesting one. See page 12 of: for an image: TITLE: Fluorescent Treasures Scheelite (blue/white), calcite (red), uranyl ions (green), fluorite (pink), and “desert varnish” (yellow/orange) fluor...
by dbd
Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Moving Stones on Bonnie Claire Playa
Replies: 10
Views: 11357


For locations see:

Table of locations, from Sharpe and Carey 1976 on p98 in ... apter4.pdf

Dale B. Dalrymple
by dbd
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Fixed ropes in the back country.
Replies: 34
Views: 17086

Are you?

Probably. For rotting ropes and webbing, their removal is merely litter collection. If they are in useable condition, how long do you look around to see if someone has left the rope in place as an emergency exit or is coming back to retrieve it? As for "trail ducts", how can you tell whether they ar...
by dbd
Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: GeoPro - rugged satellite text messaging device with GPS
Replies: 5
Views: 12432

The Geopro looks like one of a number of units intended for sale to employers to provide logging, tracking and safety functions for employees at remote locations via the sat-phone satellite systems. In addition to the Spot II, there are other systems aimed at individual use like a recent one from De...
by dbd
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Salt flats west of Badwater -- muddy?
Replies: 17
Views: 10133

... I can't tell you when was the last rain before that hike. I wonder if it ever completely dries out under the salt layer? The permanent brine pools at the Devil's Golf Course show that the saturated brines can persist throughout the year. The water from brines doesn't evaporate as easily as fres...
by dbd
Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Salt flats west of Badwater -- muddy?
Replies: 17
Views: 10133

Yes, they're muddy underneath that crust! Even when they "look" dry... Not a good idea to hike out there without snowshoes! ... A friend and I walked across the salt flats and over to the 9000' level of the Telescope Peak trail in 1976. That year had been wet and flooded a large area of the flats. ...
by dbd
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: missing or replaced stones at racetrack playa
Replies: 26
Views: 24225

... Now this is also supposedly how they move without leaving tracks? these damn rocks dont make any sense. ... even if a small layer of ice did form around the rocks it is just that, AROUND the rocks. how do the rocks get up onto the ice to slide across it? ... One suggestion is that the rocks are...
by dbd
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Upcoming Trips
Topic: Badwater -> Telescope Peak -> Badwater
Replies: 25
Views: 131612

I'm researching routes and I see what you mean. My original plan is to just do the scenic route and short hikes, but I really want to go up Telescope Peak. Not bad enough to be a complete fool though. I don't think I can make it up to Mahogany Flat in a 2WD car. At least from what others are saying...
by dbd
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
Topic: Bighorn mine located between Beveride and Hunter Canyons
Replies: 2
Views: 5241


Some web resources: LONESOME MINER TRAIL INYO MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS INFORMATION and BACKGROUND Inyo Mountains Wilderness see photos ...
by dbd
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Telescope Peak
Replies: 6
Views: 5373

Re: Telescope Peak

What is the consensus for the best time to climb Telescope Peak via the trail from Mahogony Flats? Thanks . . . Kurt Grants Pass, OR My favorite time, if the weather allows, is early enough to see the sunrise from the top. I like to see the shadow of the peak point over toward the Sierra. Dale B. D...
by dbd
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Tent Question
Replies: 32
Views: 19196

Re: Tent Question

Interesting. According to the Morning Report, the low for the year at Furnace Creek was 30F on Jan 6. Official weather stations report the temperature in a ventilated enclosure above the ground and shaded from heating by direct sun and cooling to a clear night sky. The range reported on the Morning...
by dbd
Fri May 22, 2009 2:55 am
Forum: Photography Forum
Topic: April Showers
Replies: 4
Views: 4728

April Showers

I've seen so many blue skies there.


Dale B. Dalrymple