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To: MarineBrat

I just came back from Death Valley and I totally agree. Night time driving is completely different in the desert. Contrary to popular belief, the desert is not flat but rather pretty diverse in elevation differences. For the geographically challenged the largest escarpment is between Bad Water and Telescope Peak. From -282 to 11,495 feet in a matter of miles. Granted this is the extreme, but it is not uncommon to have cliffs drops of hundreds of feet.

These OTV’ers remind me of Darwin rules.


36 posted on 12/26/2011 12:38:33 PM PST by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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To: Psycho_Runner

Totally agree. I’ve hiked solo and been stuck hoofing it back to my car in the dark.

I slow way down.

Too easy to step into holes, slip over a rock and break an ankle.

Depth perception and contrast are just way different when it’s dark.


45 posted on 12/26/2011 1:23:15 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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