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March 2016 Death Valley trip reports

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2 years 4 months ago #65 by johnc
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I the early 60's, I watched a tv show that had an interview with a man who survived a stranding in the desert, and being found by an Army patrol from Ft Irwin. One thing mentioned was his finding a cave and a spring and holing up where his dog defended him from a pack of coyotes. Always wondered if the real story was just wild animals being thirsty. This could be where he holed up.

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2 years 4 months ago #53 by Steve Hall
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Fantastic reports, Kauri. I've been enjoying reading through them.

Cottonwood BM - Looks like a very nice hike. The standard climbers route you showed a picture of looks terrifying. I think I'll stick with your route if I ever try this one. Really enjoyed the wildflowers on this report. Good job figuring out all the IDs. DV Monkeyflower was a highlight. I had to research that flower after reading your report. Don't think I've ever come across that one.

Canyon E - That sure was a strange looking cactus bloom. Enjoyed seeing the wildflowers on this report as well. And also the small arch as well as the enclosed area with the greenery. It's neat that you are exploring this area off the Tucki Mine Rd which has never been documented before.

South of Ubehebe - That canyon you were hiking through was much more defined than I would have thought for that area. Looks real interesting. "Hawk Rock" is definitely a stand-out feature. But the main formations and cliffs basin area which you ended up in is quite spectacular. I'd really like to see that area someday.

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2 years 4 months ago #49 by ADunning
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Here's a March TR I completed today. I've been too slow! Great stuff, as always, Kauri!

dvexplore.blogspot.com/2016/05/cave-rock-spring.html

Keep up with my trip reports and informative ramblings over at dvexplore.blogspot.com !
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2 years 4 months ago #48 by RichardK
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Really nice reports. Thanks for posting. We were there in March also. It's interesting to see how widespread the wildflower bloom was. One look at the Cottonwood return shortcut on the topo map with its closely spaced contours tells me that I don't want to go there.

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2 years 5 months ago #47 by David_Bricker
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Thanks for sharing the links! Nice to see some reports starting to flow into the new forum format.

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2 years 5 months ago #45 by Kauri
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Colorful area south of Ubehebe Crater, in the Cottonwood Mountains.
kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resou...thOfUbehebePart1.pdf
kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resou...thOfUbehebePart2.pdf

Wildflower photos from the 2016 superbloom (various locations).
kaurijacobphotography.yolasite.com/resou...flowersMarch2016.pdf

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