Jackass Canyon and Beyond
I am leaving for a two-day back country romp around Death Valley's Jackass canyon on Monday. Anyone been down there recently? I will share some photos and tips upon my return. Watching the weather conditions -- an unusual spring storm may bring muddy roads to that area on Tuesday...
A couple of tall tales from this area written by Del Albright might amuse you in the interim: The "Battle" of Wingate Pass and The Legend of the Tucki Mountain Jewels.
I'd like to know how the wildflowers are doing this year. Utahtea
What a difference a year can make!
Well, we didn't get enough rain at the right times and so, this year's bloom is much more like normal. That is some brittlebush and some lupine and globe mallow but nothing like last year. The best I saw was in Hole-in-the-Wall canyon.
Originally Posted by Utahtea
Best news? It could be amazing in about 20-25 days -- we actually got rained out on Tuesday night --had to leave the canyon due to flash flood danger. Look at this current webcam at Furnace Creek -- thems R rain clouds!
I will post some photos next week. I damaged my hand (climbing) and so posting anything is taking 200% more time than usual.
Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 03-31-2006 at 02:09 PM.
Reason: added a link for the web cam
Sorry to hear about the hand. Godspeed on the healing! Can't wait to see your photos and hear more about your trip when you're up to it.
Hope you hand is better soon.
Originally Posted by Editor
Might have to talk DH on a camping trip down south in 20 - 25 days!