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Ney Grant

Trad climber
Pollock Pines
Jul 29, 2015 - 04:05pm PT


Story about flying into the Chicken Strip, which I'll never do again:

http://westcoastflyingadventures.com/2010/05/11/saline-valley-hot-springs-the-chicken-strip/
part-time communist

Mountain climber
Bishop, CA
Jul 29, 2015 - 04:20pm PT
yea its a one shot kinda deal lol
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Jul 29, 2015 - 08:53pm PT
Want one for muh new truck.

the goat

climber
north central WA
Jul 30, 2015 - 09:02pm PT
So bring a rake amd do some community work? How much daily traffic does "the strip" see? It sounds like everyone who flies in only stays a few hours or overnight at best. Weird scene?
Inner City

Trad climber
East Bay
Jul 30, 2015 - 10:09pm PT
i want one for our van...we took the kids this last spring...what a trip..where do i send some cash?
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Redwood City
Mar 25, 2016 - 09:44am PT
Keepin it weird...

Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2018 - 05:11pm PT
Speaking of keeping it weird. I was on a solo trip to the springs last week and around 2am i woke and decided to hit the Wizard Tub since i was up and had it to myself. While soaking I noticed flashes of lights on the ground around the tub but couldn't see where they were coming from. They seemed to be coming straight down onto the ground not from the side. I soaked for another 15 minutes before hitting the rack. Seemed kinda weird but not disconcerting.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Apr 22, 2018 - 05:54pm PT
Peyote?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Apr 22, 2018 - 05:57pm PT
More likely a trip to the opthamologist is indicated.
Saline Historian

Social climber
California
Dec 19, 2018 - 12:31pm PT
Hello Batrock
I have some questions about the Saline Talcmine, can you contact me please.
Tim
tdahlia@juno.com
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Redwood City
Dec 19, 2018 - 02:28pm PT
Saline bump! I was out there in Dec. 2017, can't wait to go back



part-time communist

Mountain climber
Bishop, CA
Dec 19, 2018 - 07:12pm PT
Saline valley Oct. 20 2018

Went with an old timer that used to live in saline valley way back in the day







Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 19, 2018 - 07:18pm PT
Inner City

Trad climber
Portland, OR
Dec 19, 2018 - 09:40pm PT
Those characters you meet out in Saline are incredible. Anyone ever encountered "fun fun Debbie?"

When my wife and I and two of our kids first arrived, she gave us a tour.
She was wearing a shirt and nothing else and my boys were quite surprised by that. When I asked her why she was called "fun fun Debbie," she said:

"I used to like to get into mischief"

Wind storm came up so strong that night, I had to move into the van to sleep, it was whippin'!

Such an interesting and remote place. I am surprised our mini-van was successful in getting us there.

Part-time Communist: I am amazed by your solo first descents out there. That is some wild, dry and unforgiving stuff you are doing. Impressive to say the least.

The desert abides..and doesn't.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Redwood City
Dec 20, 2018 - 07:43am PT
I'm curious what tub that is...Is that the upper upper tub near Steele Pass?

Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2018 - 07:57am PT
Dan, thatís the cold artesian well near the lake by the mail boxes.
Just got back from a short trip. The springs were nice, hardly anyone there.
a bit of snow on both passes. A little icy in the shade but not a problem with a 4x4 or AWD.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Redwood City
Dec 20, 2018 - 09:55am PT
dang Bat are you out there every other month?

Bat have you ever entered the Eureka Valley from the north through the Piper Mountain Wilderness? It's a alternate trail to get some more dirt under your tires.

Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2018 - 10:25am PT
I try and get out to climb whenever the weather is good. I climbed one day and soaked a day. I have never been through to Eureka that way, I have always gone through Steele Pass or the regular road. I will have to check that out.
M.A.

climber
Willow, Alaska
Dec 31, 2018 - 02:33pm PT
Dapper Dan The artesian well(rock reservoir)in Saline Valley that you posted a picture of was on my Dad's ranch. He had friends bring their big dozer in from Olancha and my family pulled three travel trailers in as well. Dad had the dozer cleared all the bushes out(I have a lot of photos) and Dad's name is inscribed on the right side of the lip(Paul Wopschall). Bill Mann has a great picture of it in his book on Saline.

Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Dec 31, 2018 - 02:50pm PT
Hey Mo! Let us know when the next adventure is happening!

MaidE
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