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by Candace_66
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Some desert wildlife videos
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Some desert wildlife videos

Unrelated comment: Candace, I get a big charge out of reading your entries in the logs atop the prominent mountains in Death Valley. The latest was finding your note atop Wayguyhe Peak last week. You will always remain one step ahead of me! Thanks for the update! The one major DVNP peak I still nee...
by Candace_66
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Some desert wildlife videos
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Some desert wildlife videos

This afternoon, I was checking out the Providence Mountains State Recreation Area website. Their website has some great "trail camera" videos. I'll embed two of my faves. Visit the link then scroll down to find a few more. :cool: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=615 [media]https://youtu.be/Ibm4Hu73v...
by Candace_66
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pronghorn antelope sightings in/near DV
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Pronghorn antelope sightings in/near DV

Not DVNP, but... I recently visited the east side of the White Mountains. I saw a single antelope on the open sagebrush flats while driving up the road along Indian Creek. Then two days later, I saw a pair of them, again on the flats, while driving down Trail Canyon Road. Here's a low-quality shot o...
by Candace_66
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Death Valley Backcountry
Topic: Pronghorn antelope sightings in/near DV
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Pronghorn antelope sightings in/near DV

While reading the latest Death Valley Natural History Association email, I came across the following link: https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2020-05-10/pronghorn-antelope-return-to-death-valley?utm_source=June+2020&utm_campaign=June+2020&utm_medium=email More than a century after railroads, ...
by Candace_66
Tue May 26, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley NP closure - my pics
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Death Valley NP closure - my pics

On April 23, I drove across the Park on Hwy 190, on my way to the Owens Valley. I took a number of pics of the various barricades, signs, etc. I passed along the way. For posterity, here are those pics in a flickr album. It appears they successfully uploaded in order, from east to west. I also added...
by Candace_66
Tue May 19, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah

Death Valley Dazed wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 2:10 pm
Candace_66 wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 6:34 am
I woke up and the vehicle was shaking quite noticeably.
So you were just like Elvis, "All Shook Up?" :biggrin:
Indeed! :biggrin: There were at least three aftershocks I felt, before I could get back to sleep.
by Candace_66
Tue May 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

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

I hiked up Mt. Nunn a few years ago. I used the beta in Michel Digonnet's guidebook. But Bob Burd has also climbed it, and of course produced his usual trip report with map and GPX file you can download: https://www.snwburd.com/bob/trip_reports/nunn_1.html I've also been up on Sylvania Mountain. Bob...
by Candace_66
Mon May 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Death Valley Environment
Topic: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: M6.5 Earthquake outside Tonopah

When that occurred, I was camping just off Highway 264 at the South End Of The Fish Lake Valley. Sleeping in the back of my SUV, on my way back to Las Vegas from a week-long hiking and camping trip.. According to Google Maps, I was about 60 miles south of the epicenter. So as you can imagine I did i...
by Candace_66
Thu May 07, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Author Carlos Castaneda - Death Valley death
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Author Carlos Castaneda - Death Valley death

It's been six years since there were any updates on this situation. There was some discussion about it in 2014 on this thread: http://www.death-valley.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22439 Did anyone ever get permission to search the mine shafts for possible human remains? I never did understand the burea...
by Candace_66
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Death Valley National Park is CLOSED – April 4, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 1019

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

For quite awhile, I had Easter Sunday penciled in for a DVNP adventure high in the Panamints. IF it was a fairly dry winter/spring and there was little or no snow up there. The Park closure ended any chance of doing it. :sad: But it would have been a non-starter anyway, because it is anything but dr...
by Candace_66
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Fatal accident at Manly Beacon
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Fatal accident at Manly Beacon

Saw this over at Panamintvalley.com, thought I would share it here: "On April 4, in the afternoon, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was notified of a possible deceased person found by a hiking party of three near the base of Manly Beacon out of the Zabriskie Point trailhead, Death Valley National Park...
by Candace_66
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Mysterious Steel Rebar North of Mesquite Dunes - Details
Replies: 44
Views: 22073

Re: Mysterious Steel Rebar North of Mesquite Dunes - Details

Bumping this extremely old thread! :blah: While searching for something else, I stumbled across some info that may relate to this. "Erosion pins" are used to measure, duh, erosion in sandy areas. They are rebar stakes pounded into the ground. I'm guessing that was the purpose of the now-removed reba...
by Candace_66
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

Re: Closed

Holy moly, this is the first I've heard about the goings-on at Ballarat! :shock: No more Rocky?!
by Candace_66
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Death Valley Talk
Topic: Closed
Replies: 29
Views: 1542

Re: Closed

Fortunately, there's still lots of desert open to visit, and devoid of other people. I've been to such places lately. :cool:
by Candace_66
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Western Places
Topic: Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Joshua Tree NP closed due to you-know-what

At some point during the day today (Saturday), the decision was taken to completely close Joshua Tree National Park. https://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/news/modifying-operations-to-implement-local-health-guidance.htm I was out on an extended hike. When I got back to my vehicle there was a yellow citatio...