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garyhaupt

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Crowe wrote:

Have a wee in hand

Isn't that a bit messy??? [emoticon]


Thanks for tip...on the wee...one can get in trouble with these things.


Gary


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garyhaupt wrote:

I am so sorry I haven't updated the Blog for pix, We have been going flat out and getting in too late to upload and sometimes spotty wifi...one excuse after another, I know. FB is up to date tho...some pretty nice burro's nd Rainbow Canyon jets....

We are in Bishop tonight..Saturday...have some supper then head out to the BLM campground just north. I am reading there is a great craft brew outfit here so am going to try that out.

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and the Blog is now up to date....done from the snow in Bishop....


https://mrgwh.blogspot.com/2019/02/a-week-in-death-valley.html

On week 5 and a bit and the weather is now looking to become an issue.


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Gary,

How was the road into Zabrisky Point?

We started up the road to Zabrisky a few years ago, but turned around because we thought it might turn out to be a jeep road. Maybe we should have continued?


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garyhaupt

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Phil...Zabrisky is right on the main road. Are you referring to Dante's Overlook by any chance? If so..paved all the way. I am hard pressed to think of one dirt road I was on in DV. The road to the Amargosa River is dirt, but that is not in DV, anyway.

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On our way home and the weather is a problem...to say the least. No matter which way I look...snow and lots of it.

This morning I was in John Day in eastern Oregon and the route west(26) was getting hit. I throttled back and let the truck do it's job, in 4hi.

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I was in free wheel when I took the pix.
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You may want to stay down south, Gary....the weather in BC hasn't been great.....unfortunately winter arrived. [emoticon]


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You may want to stay down south, Gary....the weather in BC hasn't been great.....unfortunately winter arrived. [emoticon]


Head to the Oregon Coast, still nice out here.


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Six weeks on the road...Sharon has to be back to take care of business. And from what I understand, just getting to the coast would be a miserable time.

Gary

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Gary: I don't know if you'd head west to Washington before going north. The northern half of Washington got fairly heavy snowfalls the last week or so. Olympia got 12", Seattle a similar amount. We got 6" in Anacortes and I've heard that Bellingham really got clobbered, but don't know by how much. Their daytime highs have been below freezing for several days.

It's raining in Anacortes this morning, so we may be snow free by Saturday or Sunday.


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frankdamp wrote:

Gary: I don't know if you'd head west to Washington before going north. The northern half of Washington got fairly heavy snowfalls the last week or so. Olympia got 12", Seattle a similar amount. We got 6" in Anacortes and I've heard that Bellingham really got clobbered, but don't know by how much. Their daytime highs have been below freezing for several days.

It's raining in Anacortes this morning, so we may be snow free by Saturday or Sunday.


Thanks Frankdamp...we came up out of central Nevada and are now in central Oregon..Prineville, to be specific. We'll hang out here for tonight (Thursday)..they have a brewpub with great food, I have been told by library staff..Valentines dinner, you understand. On to Madras tomorrow and scope out the Erickson Aircraft Collection...all the while just passing time. Hopefully by weekends end, the NOAA forecast holds and the snow has stopped. The we'll cross into Washington and carry on..not in a rush..just cruising. Thanks for the update.


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garyhaupt wrote:

Phil...Zabrisky is right on the main road. Are you referring to Dante's Overlook by any chance? If so..paved all the way. I am hard pressed to think of one dirt road I was on in DV. The road to the Amargosa River is dirt, but that is not in DV, anyway.
Gary


Gary ... yeah I think you're correct ... it must have been Dante's Overlook in DV that we turned back from trying to get to. Here's us coming back from the attempt:
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Not to detach from your great trip reports in this thread, but FWIW here's a typical road and some camping we have done in DV:
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