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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:14 pm

Wildrose CG has firepits, I think
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Postby tomcat_rc » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:20 pm

i am sure we can find somewhere to camp where we can make a firepit - if wildrose - can start from the pass to do pinto - that route i already have dialed in - and others can do wildrose peak
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Postby Trekker » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:37 pm

Is Wildrose campground where we were the night after we did Telescope? Sorry, not impressed with that campground at all, and, if it's anywhere close to as windy as it was when we were there in May, that won't be an enjoyable experience. Plus, at 4100 ft. it would be pretty cold. I don't think the first night will be that big of a deal, but I agree that I'd like to have a campfire the second night. I'd much rather camp at Stovepipe Wells, even with more people around. It'll be warmer, better toilets, etc. I would be up for moving the second night over there, if we spend first night at Emigrant. I want to be able to sit around and chat without freezing or wondering if my tent is going to take flight! That's my :twocents:
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Postby wingding » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:46 pm

toilets?? but i like using my orange shovel :)
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Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:55 pm

no, that was Mahogany Flats. Wildrose CG is a lot lower in elevation, the one before the charcoal kilns.

I got a wagbag! Nothing worse than going to the bathroom and coming back smelling like it. :puke:

Wildrose would be better, no RVs!

oh yeah, they have restrooms, so you'll be ok. Still haven't gotten rid of the Matlock problem???? :unibrow: :D
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Postby Trailtrekker06 » Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:01 pm

hahahahaaaaa! We might not see him the whole trip!

j/k . Trekker!
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Postby Trekker » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:20 am

OK, I left myself open for that one!!!! :lol:

Actually, Mahogany Flats is where we camped the first night. Then we moved down past the charcoal kilns to Wildrose cg after Telescope. That's the one we camped at the second night. Ridgeline and Trailbud spent the night in the car. Like I said, not impressed. Looked like an ex RV campground to me; probably what it's meant for. If you remember, Snowy, not really any areas you can pitch a tent except out among the vehicles. Let's try for another one.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:35 am

Yes you did! :D

There's an "open" area but its a farther drive. No toilets. No firepits. And I'm not sure what condition the road is in. I know I can drive it.

I think you're being a little too picky! :paranoid: I'm not used to being in campgrounds and its been awhile since I've paid for one. I like the more primitive ones.

http://www.death.valley.national-park.c ... g.htm#camp

Stovepipe Wells: 200!
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Postby Trekker » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:33 am

Whatever the final decision is is fine with me!!! :nod:
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Postby CinnamonGirl » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:14 pm

I'm in! Both the hike and on the Forum. Thanx for your help Cori! :D
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Postby quentinc » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:55 pm

Keep in mind that any place in Death Valley can have killer winds. Once at Wildrose, the winds were really bad in the morning, so I lined the inside of my tent with rocks to make sure it didn't go anywhere while I was out doing Telescope Peak. Well, when I got back I discovered that the tent indeed didn't go anywhere. However, one of the poles broke!

My second worst experience in Death Valley.
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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:10 pm

Welcome to the forum, Norma! Glad Eric was able to help. :)

It'll be a fun trip! I'll send e-mails out with info in a week or so.

Quentinc, hope we hook up this time. So what was the worst experience??? :unibrow:
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