Death Valley Topix Trip Report and Photos

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Post by tomcat_rc » Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:48 pm

great pictures for trailtrekker & mtnflyer

those rocks are known to us locals as "fish rocks" - you can see the road used to run right beside them - but when the road was redone they routed away.


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Post by Snow Nymph » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:44 pm

Great photos, both of you! Cool stuff! I just love that hawk, Joe! Looking forward to the others.


I'll be in Mammoth for the next two weeks but might get lucky and get a connection. I'll check in when I can!

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Post by MtnBykGirl » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:10 pm

I had an awesome weekend peak bagging with all of you. Thank you all for being so welcoming. It's been a very busy week for me and I haven't had a chunk of time to download and look at my pictures yet. But all of the pictures that have been posted here this week bring to mind many great memories of last weekend. A special thanks to Snow Nymph for letting me join your group and to Tomcat for leading us on a great hike to Argus Peak. I hope to join you again real soon!!!
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Post by Sierragator » Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:40 pm

As you can seen from Sooz's pix from Towne pass the next morning the snow stuck above about 4k feet. When I got over to the Corkscrew area it was snow covered over there as well. Would have tried anyway except for two factors: 1) it was socked in with low clouds (CSS conditions) and I didn't have corkscrew's gps coord. loaded into my gps. On the other side of Daylight pass the snow was all the way down to the valley floor to well south of Beatty, quite the winter wonderland.

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Post by madeintahoe » Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:08 pm

Tomcat..Thank you so much for your trip report! I sure enjoyed reading it..sure sounds like a wonderful awesome adventure you all had. I would have loved to have joined in on this trip :crybaby: ..im hoping you all will do another late winter or spring DV adventure..would love to get to the desert again soon :D

Been enjoying everyone's beautiful pictures...pretty cool to get that snow I bet..looks beautiful there in the desert environment.
Thanks everyone for posting your pictures!

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Post by tomcat_rc » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:45 pm

ty Anita and everyone else for enjoying and commenting on my trip report. And thanks everyone for posting pictures too - they are memories that last a lifetime(I hope). look forward to another topix trip down the road - let the planners work their magic after the holidays.
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Post by Ranboze » Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:20 pm

I finally got my pix up. Here's the shots from Pinto Peak

My camera batteries died on day 2, and despite replacing them with fully charged ones, I think the "charged" ones are bad, cuz they didn't hold their charge very long. The 16 shots I do have of Sunday's hike are here.
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Post by CinnamonGirl » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:22 pm

Just wanted you all to know how much I have enjoyed your photos from the trip. What great shots and beautiful pictures you have recorded. Thank you for sharing them.

I have to get out of the dark ages and buy myself a digital camera. I'm missing out!

Happy New Year!
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Post by Snow Nymph » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:22 pm

Great photos, Robin! Fun trip! Aren't they all?

Internet connection is on/off here at Looney Bean :(

Norma, I've been using the "Claire Knot" and its great! Better than the double knots for my snowboarding boots! They don't loosen up! Thanks for the tip!
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