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by MojaveGeek
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 27
Views: 854

Re: Closed

What Sparky said is true. It took me a few years to figure out that there was a lot of good stuff beyond Death Valley proper (thinking back to the days of the national monument). I usually stay at SPW and the first time I went over Towne Pass, it was like, "wow, there's another whole version of the ...
by MojaveGeek
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 27
Views: 854

Re: Closed

Well I speak as someone who was out there as covid picked up, and someone who loves the place and is very sad that this may not be a great hiking year. Really bummed. But death is worse. I think there are a couple of factors. You're probably quite unlikely to pick up covid while out in the desert. I...
by MojaveGeek
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cottonwood Water Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 2449

Re: Cottonwood Water Sign

I was out there last year at this time. There was no vandalism. That sucks. There were two signposts up, but the actual signs (typically blue enamel with white lettering) were on neither. Funny story. It was my first time out there and I was looking for Rood Rock. Candace, I think, had given me a wa...
by MojaveGeek
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 542
Views: 273222

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

Well not DV but thinking of the walls crashing down... Martha's Vineyard, and island off Mass, is just a bunch of glacial crap deposited in the last ice age at the end of the terminal moraine. No bedrock really, just boulders, clay, and sand. Some places, a lot of clay. There is a place coast where ...
by MojaveGeek
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it, and/or where is it?
Replies: 542
Views: 273222

Re: What is it, and/or where is it?

We mud falling off the mud cliffs? No idea where though.
by MojaveGeek
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 27
Views: 854

Re: Closed

There were large crowds out around Las Vegas on Saturday, but these were generally locals. Personally I think it is great to get out and away from the depressing news for a while, enjoy life in the little bits that you can. It is easy to practice social distance in the desert! But, having flown home...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 27
Views: 854

Re: Closed

Well, I saw a law enforcement ranger on the road today, that's more than I usually see :) In any case, it would seem to me I'd be as safe or safer out camping alone in the back country than staying in my own house and getting incoming mail, etc. But it wasn't an option for me as I did not have adequ...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 27
Views: 854

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 MojaveGeek
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Chloride road conditions

We managed to drive in about 4 miles and then walked to Chloride Cliff, got the great view, walked down the old cable haul road to Big Bell, and looped up the very nice constructed mine trail. Views for the whole loop, it is very scenic, and Big Bell has a lot going for it. The cable haul route is v...
by MojaveGeek
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 27
Views: 854

Closed

The visitor center and NPS campgrounds closed yesterday. Folks moved to SPW campground (the non-NPS side) but they seem to have all been kicked out (it is empty right now) and the SPW lodging is closing effective tmw morning. I don't know about FC or PSR (which was open when we drove through yesterd...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Chloride road conditions

Thanks for the quick replies, awesome gang! I was thinking of maybe being able to drive within a few miles, walk the rest, and then do a loop down to the Big Bell mine and out on a connecting road. The loop part is a bit over 4 miles. But it sounds like unless I come in from the Beatty side this is ...
by MojaveGeek
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Chloride road conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Chloride road conditions

I have a 2 WD rental Highlander SUV. 8 inch clearance but of course only 2 WD. Anyone have an opinion as to whether I can safely navigate there? I don't mind rough roads but I don't want to be stupid. Thanks!
by MojaveGeek
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley Jim - current status?
Replies: 55
Views: 16676

Re: Death Valley Jim - current status?

Thanks for posting.
by MojaveGeek
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Leave a Car Overnight at SW, Furnace Creek?
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

Re: Leave a Car Overnight at SW, Furnace Creek?

In truth, I think if you parked in one of the residential areas, no one would be the wiser. I.e., in FC around where the rooms are - there's lots of parking and spaces don't get tight or anything. At SPW, I'd guess you could park in the spaces behind the pool along 190 - across from the gas station....
by MojaveGeek
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Desert Survival
Topic: Blood thinners
Replies: 5
Views: 2715

Blood thinners

Anyone around on blood thinners who has any experience hiking out in the rough places? If so, share your experience, please. That's my fate for my next trip, after being hospitalized this week with pulmonary emboli (blood clots in lungs). I'm feeling fine now, after some very nasty time and pain, bu...