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Going to Death Valley - March 12th - Need some solo hiking i

Postby Grzldvt » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:50 am

I am working a car show in Laughlin NV on the 11th and DV is my route back.
It is a standard drill. Last year iot took me 5 hours to go 10 miles due to the wildflowers. This year I would like to do a hike that runs 6-7 hours. I should hit DV around 10 AM via the south 190 route. I have done the usual touristy stuff, the Golden Canyon, Wonder Mine, the Crater, Marble Canyon, Titus Canyon, Telscope Peak. Eureka Dunes, and few X country day hikes last year to get the wildflowers.My Hike Photos
Just looking for a different situation to go hiking in. I wil be in 2WD, so that will limit my off road excursions. I have a GPS, actually 2 Garmins, so I can deal with coordinates. I can hike until dark and easily capable of 20 milers(Marathoner :D )
Thanks in advance



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Postby Snow Nymph » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:57 am

Here's a list of peaks with pics that I've done that are off the main road. Some are short, but there are no trails (except Wildrose/Telescope Pks). I can give more detail if you see something you like.


11/1-2/03 Wildrose and Telescope Peaks
http://community.webshots.com/album/97572535fEdfMp


11/8/03 Corkscrew Peak and Manly Beacon
http://community.webshots.com/album/99142044wRaUsr


11/9/03 Titus Canyon and Thimble Pk
http://community.webshots.com/album/99445233BYZLoM


12/14/03 Pyramid Peak (6,703')
http://community.webshots.com/album/104885086kCDqUK


12/31/03 Eagle Mtn #2 (3,806')
http://community.webshots.com/album/109801488mcqTMa


3/6/05 Towne Peak and the CIA’s Death Valley Albatross
http://community.webshots.com/album/289939441KoArpy
story: http://www.arcassn.org/albatross.htm


3/20/05 Sheephead Mountain (4,072')
http://community.webshots.com/album/302547737UidbZW


11/19/05 - Death Valley Buttes (All 3 buttes - 2,750’, 3,017’, 2,067’)
http://community.webshots.com/album/508964499zUgOGP


11/20/05 - Corkscrew Peak (5,804’) (2X)
http://community.webshots.com/album/509606294qIinGd


12/28/05 - Sandy Point (7,062’)
http://community.webshots.com/album/537132463eLMSiG
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


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Postby Grzldvt » Fri Mar 03, 2006 12:37 am

Thanks!!!! There are some great ideas here, let me sift through them.....
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Postby BSquared » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:29 am

Five hours for ten miles, eh? What's the problem? Sounds like my standard pace! ;)
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Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:53 am

That's about my pace too. :nod:

Maybe you can try bagging 2-3 peaks in a day? Snwburd and his gang do that :unibrow:
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Postby Grzldvt » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:41 am

Sorry I did not respond sooner. As it turns out the crappy weather put a damper on anything serious. It was excellent in Death Valley, but from Bakersfielsd and beyond and I knew that was going to be an ugly ride back to the Bay Area. I was right, it was down right nasty in some spots.
However, I am planning on a DV trip in teh next few weeks, so I will take advantage of the advice then.
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