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New thread on Dec 16-17 Topix carcamp in Death Valley

Postby Snow Nymph » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:24 pm

Updated 12/22

DATE: December 16-17

WHERE: Death Valley/Panamint Valley
--> Wildrose Campground, 4000', outhouses, tables, firepits

1) Pinto Peak on Saturday - 8 mi, 2600' gain/loss
2) Bald Peak on Sun - 8.5 mi, 2850' gain/loss

WHO's going (and vehicles to look for):
Snow Nymph (Blue w/white top Toyota FJ) - ETA 11pm Fri
SnowDude (black Rubicon)
Trekker with Snow Nymph
Tomcat (Green Ford Ranger) - ETA ~7:30-8pm Fri
Trailtrekker (White ford Ranger) - Friday afternoon, with Joe
Quentinc (Beige Toyota Camry) - ETA ~6-7pm
Ranboze (grey 4Runner) - ETA before dark Fri
Norma R (rental) - ETA after dark
Skywalker (tentative)
Lewis (white xterra) - ETA after dark
Advntr_inxs - with Lewis
Sierragator (dk green blazer?)
Mtflyer (dk green Chevy truck w/shell) - Friday afternoon


warm clothes (it gets cold at night, maybe down to 30s)
booties or uggs
jacket (I'm bringing down)
hat & gloves
chair (people seem to forget this)
beer, wine or whatever
hiking stuff (incl sunscreen)
fill up gas tank (nearest is Panamint Springs or Trona)

I think we have enough FRS radios for the hike, channel 10 should be ok

Cell phones don't work in this area

We're doing a group e-mail to those interested, with directions, etc. E-mail if you want to be added on to it.
Last edited by Snow Nymph on Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:04 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Postby Trekker » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:44 pm

I wouldn't mind doing a canyon-type trip for the second day. Trailtrekker's Thanksgiving weekend trip looked real interesting and fun :righton: Maybe we could combine it with an easier peak? Don't know enough about the area to make any suggestions. :-k
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Postby quentinc » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:54 pm

Fall Canyon is nice (just south of Titus Canyon). I don't know of any peak that it leads to, though. Closer by is Mosaic Canyon. It gets a lot of tourist traffic, but the upper reaches are intriguing.

By the way, Snowy, I drive a beige Toyota Camry (I know, I know -- my next car will be 4-wheel drive. Also one that knows how to get to the group sites you pick!)
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Postby wingding » Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:58 pm

I'm not trying to confuse things, but if anyone is interested in an easier peak than Pinto for Saturday I might end up doing Tucki instead of Pinto because Pinto would require a really early start for me - probably about 6:30 am (I'm not real fast).

It looks like the easiest route to Tucki is 7.5 miles round-trip with 2000 feet of gain. DPS guide says it's a 5-6 hour hike.

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Postby skywalker » Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:04 am

Tentatively count me in. Am in No Utah at the moment but considering coming down that way.
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Postby CinnamonGirl » Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:25 pm

Thanx for the info.
Please post that i drive a gold Ford Explorer. I would like to receive the driving instructions when ready. I will be leaving Friday after work so I will be driving in the dark to points unknown?...
I'm really looking forward to this trip.
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