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    Zabriskie Point

    It was more fun for ...

    The Letter

    Watching through the ...

    The Hottest Day

    It was the morning of the hottest day ...

    Of a Subtle Nature

    Sunset on the Soda Lake Playa

    The Dreamer

    A short verse

    The Green Hills of Earth

    ~ by Robert Heinlein

    What's Wrong with Ewe?

    The concept was great, a sheep that could kill coyotes. However, pulling it off was an entirely different matter.

    Game Trails in the Antelope Valley

    So, what happened to the Antelope in the Antelope Valley?

    Shoshone Bob & the Magic Mesquite Elixir

    Troublesome and desperate times called for troublesome and dangerous refreshments ...

    A Marginal Adventure

    Sometimes you just have to pick a spot and see what you see ...

    Massacres at the Amargosa House

    As the first group of Mormon pioneers made their way across the Mojave in 1849, two of them looking for ...

    The Dry Lands

    A favorite passage from Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin

    Vision

    "When from the lips of Truth one mighty breath ...

    Metate Stone

    For hundreds if not thousands of years, the Yharetum, the People of ...

    Of the Serrano Indians

    Back in the beginning of time the Lord was living here with all the people. He was the one who ...

    Sand

    The sand in this photo is made up of granuals of rose quartz. The source of this quartz is ...

    Chemehuevi Indian Creation Story

    ... When Coyote lifted the lid of the basket to see inside, all of the people jumped out and ...

    Coso Petroglyphs

    There are thousands of carvings throughout the canyon. No one knows what they mean or why they are there. This is what ...

    The Highwayman

    The banditos would hide their horses in the clefts in the formation, climb to the top, and keep a lookout- They could see for ...

    Chuckwalla

    They are big and they look mean, but the chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus), is a harmless herbivore feeding on desert flowers, ...

    Mojave Green Rattlesnake

    There were rattlesnakes all over the place. Mean ones, with nasty tempers and bad attitudes. They’d eat a good-sized coyote whether ...

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