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  1. #1
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    Default 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.

    Mark

  2. Default Wildflowers

    I'd like to know how the wildflowers are doing this year. Utahtea

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    Default What a difference a year can make!

    Quote Originally Posted by Utahtea
    I'd like to know how the wildflowers are doing this year.
    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.

    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.

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 03-31-2006 at 02:09 PM. Reason: added a link for the web cam

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    Default Bummer

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Editor
    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.

    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.

    I will post some photos next week. I damaged my hand (climbing) and so posting anything is taking 200% more time than usual.

    Mark
    Hope you hand is better soon.

    Might have to talk DH on a camping trip down south in 20 - 25 days!

    Utahtea

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    Default Some of the Photos and the article

    Quote Originally Posted by Judy
    Can't wait to see your photos and hear more about your trip when you're up to it.

    An article about our trip to the RaceTrack Playa is featured this week here.


    Enjoy!

    Mark

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