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  • Summit Valley IV
    Summit Valley I, Summit Valley II, Summit Valley III Van Dusen Road/ Coxey Truck Trail from Cajon Summit to Holcomb Valley He (Hoffman) ...
  • Summit Valley III
    Summit Valley Gallery I, Summit Valley II, Summit Valley IV Summit Valley Summit Valley Summit Valley Summit Valley Cut in road near the summit Cajon Summit Summit Valley Trail below ...
  • Summit Valley II
    Summit Valley I, Summit Valley III, Summit Valley IV Cajon Summit Cajon Pass, I-15 Old wagon road, Cajon Pass Cajon Summit Las Flores Ranch Summit Valley Hesperia Summit Valley Summit Valley Summit ...
  • Summit Valley I
    Summit Valley II, Summit Valley III, Summit Valley IV Summit Valley Antelope Valley Wash Antelope Valley Wash Cajon Summit Northbound west of Summit Cajon Summit Summit Valley Highway 138, Horsethief ...
  • The Long Mornings
    August is the month of the long mornings. Starting before sunrise Sol burns the air to the east sending it here in ...
  • The Rocks Speak
    Rock – Mojave River, West Fork Some rocks (not this one) will speak. I remember the first time a rock ever ...
  • Upper San Gorgonio Mountains
    10,000 Foot Ridge This subsection comprises the higher elevations and cooler parts of the San Bernardino Mountains. The mountains are a horst with ...
  • Afton Canyon
    Afton Canyon At the mouth of Afton Canyon, it may be easier to visualize a great lake, Lake Manix, breaching its shores and ...
  • Saltation
    Thin clouds of purest white streaked through the crystalline sky miles above the dune as it glistened and glittered in the morning’s ...
  • Mr. Bubble
    The impending doom of Mr. Bubble
  • The Natural History of a Raindrop
    They were brothers, airborne, spiraling to earth together. Brothers as brothers can be they remained brothers until they splashed on the divide ...
  • Timeless Rainbows
    Ancient rainbows I like to watch the very end of the day–the last slivers of light seen while everyone has gone home to ...
  • Hear the Wind
    Coyote Lake Mike was alone now. It was just him and the wind in the desert. He wasn’t scared. He would listen to ...
  • River’s End
    It is the strangest thing; the river; I follow it downstream and it becomes smaller and smaller and smaller. With every step, ...
  • Lucerne
    Various photos of Johnson & Lucerne Valleys
  • Trees
    There are three ravens in the sky above the oak on the left. The raven on the far right of those three ...
  • Broken Lands
    Amargosa River at China Ranch There is a broken land where mountain ranges rise like angry tidal waves in turbulent, slow-motion seas, senselessly ...
  • The Northers
    Then there were the “Northers,” which the heavy winds that swept down the Cajon Pass from the Mohave desert were called. They ...
  • Undesert
    “It is often said that America has no real deserts. This is true in the sense that there are no regions such ...
  • Wind of Opinion
    Death Valley We can speak of the unholy Windand no matter how clever or articulate,the Wind may censure our little voice.
  • How Survival Looks
    I believe it misleading when looking out over the broad plains and shallow valleys; that it appears nearly lifeless. This, however, is ...
  • Early One Morning
    Hidden Valley Very early one morning in Joshua Tree National Park . . . It was, of course, quiet. It was, of course, ...
  • The Prophet and a Vision
    John Brown senior was prolific in early San Bernardino County history. He was a man of many careers; sailor, soldier, frontiersman, store ...
  • Mormon Mesa
    Mormon Mesa, Overton, Nevada It was time to choose the first people. Everyone gathered to make their pleas and arguments. Rabbit’s ideas were ...
  • Devil’s Cornfield – Death Valley – 2000
    Devil’s Cornfield (Digital-Desert) 2
  • Wild Parties
    It was crowded. It was colorful. It was riotous. It was like everybody brought their brother and his friends. When wildflowers have ...
  • Ver:
    Antelope Valley Beautiful memories of beautiful moments — I was there the day the valley floor was being painted. Each brushstroke was evenly ...
  • End of the River
    Rather than growing wider and emptying into the sea the Mojave River becomes smaller and smaller finding its way in the sand ...
  • Cottonwoods with Character
    Beware of the ‘TREENADO!’Mojave River, Victorville, Ca.
  • One Fine Day
    If you want to see the desert pick a fine day and go to the desert. It will be cloudless, hot, and ...
  • A Striking Image
    A survivor yucca grows out of a cleft appearing to be damaged from a high-speed contact. Taken during the last sliver of ...
  • West Fork – Mojave River
    Just Sayin’ I suppose, if there is any hard and clear boundary to the Mojave Desert that this is where it is. Over ...
  • Mono Lake
    from: Roughing It, by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Mono Lake lies in a lifeless, treeless, hideous desert, eight thousand feet above the level ...
  • Earth Abstracts
       
  • Wilderness Areas and Ecological Subsections
    Example: (see below for links to lists applicable to this index map) Wilderness Area #34 Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness is located approximately within; Subsection 322Am ...
  • Pictorialism
    Pictorialism, an approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality. The Pictorialist perspective ...
  • Kwanamis
    Kwanamis The dream world was as important to the Mojave People as was the physical world. It was from this dream state instruction ...
  • Getting Used to the Wind
    Death Valley was having one of its periodic wind storms when the tourists drove up in front of Inferno store to have ...
  • No Burro — No Gold
    Sandy Walker, Desert Rat, says that in the desert a Ford lives 3 years – a dog 3 times the age of ...
  • Victor Valley Volcano
    The Wheeler map made in the 1880s shows a volcano between what is Victorville and Barstow. The questions is; Is the “Volcano” either ...
  • Lizard Love
    “… Then I walked out of the bar room Couldn’t even turn around I guess I know what they were going to do I knew ...
  • Chapter X: The Mojave Desert
    An exceedingly interesting region of California is known as the Mojave Desert. The region is traversed for a distance of 100 miles ...
  • Joshua Tree
    Mojave Desert Plants: Trees Joshua Tree BOTANICAL AND ECOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS SPECIES: Yucca Brevifolia (Joshua Tree) GENERAL DISTRIBUTION Joshua tree is one of the most characteristic plants ...
  • Aphid Loaf
    I have heard the Indians would go to the reeds in the riparian areas where aphids fed in large numbers, brush away ...
  • Illustrator of Mojave Desert flora
    Henry R. Mockle (1905-1981), Illustrator of Mojave Desert flora Rather than documenting the structure of each plant species in scientific detail, Henry Mockle intended ...
  • An Orchestral Landscape
    “The point of view is born of the desert herself. When you are there, face to face with the earth and the ...
  • The Playground
    This wild playgroundsaturated with beautyand vibrantly coloredwould not existwithout this gift of lifeof which we have been tenderly kissed
  • Where are They Now?
     
  • Loving & Devoted Mother …
    The following was written and recorded by E.C. Jaeger in 1922. I believe, although dated over 90 years ago, this behavior is ...
  • Life in Harmony with Nature
    Indians living in harmony with nature is an idealization to say the least. Life was hard and often got harder as evidenced ...
  • Cloud covered Mountains
    Phelan, California Clouds fall over the mountains onto the desert as if they were a tidal wave in slow motion. Rather than crash ...
  • The Empty Desert
    View from the El Paso Mountains – Red Rock Canyon, California State Park I first went to the desert to experience what I ...
  • Differences
    Sometimes the scenery appears to be the same– It looks like that here and there and over there.  Look closer–this sameness is ...
  • Better Holes & Middens
    Desert WoodratNeotoma lepida Desert pack rat nests can be used by the same pack rat families for generations and generations. Wood rat midden This rodent ...
  • Playas …
    Playas, dry lakes, they hypnotize me. Flat and dry and scarred but still pure. Hardened earth and soft skies. An elegant monotony ...
  • Human Impact on the Mojave Desert
    by Laurie J. Schmidt – EROS Data Center DDAC What do you do when a fragile desert ecosystem turns into a recreational playground? ...
  • Glossary Update – Flash Flood
    Definition of Flash Flood
  • The Thousand Year Ballet
    Migration- plants migrate. Plants are always looking for ideal conditions, conditions that help them live longer and better. This is a condition ...
  • Desert Sea
    – I went to throw myself into the desert sea; to find isolation and solitude between the swells of the earth waves ...
  • American Avocet
    Quite a pretty bird, one I had probably seen before, but never really paid attention to.  These were in the Saline Valley, ...
  • The Playas
    Superior Dry Lake Playas, dry lakes, they hypnotize me. Flat and dry and scarred but still pure. Hardened earth and soft skies. An ...
  • Barrel Cactus
    Barrel Cactus – Mojave National Preserve There are many different varieties of barrel cactus, but a couple of things pretty much hold true ...