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Two Different Hikes

Over the past month I have been on two hikes in two very different yet similar environments.  Similar in that they are both desert-type environments but different in many ways.  One is on the edge of a city, the other … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree NP Camping Trip

In mid-November I decided that an overnight camping trip to Joshua Tree National Park was in order.  It would give me a chance to do a sunset shoot, get a good night’s sleep, and be up early for a sunrise … Continue reading

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Summertime …

A number of friends have finally shamed me enough to get off my but and update my blog/website. It’s not that I haven’t been doing anything worth writing about, rather it’s that I’ve been busy doing those things and just … Continue reading

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Ladders/Painted Canyon Hike

In the Mecca Hills, above the town of Mecca, CA, east of the Salton Sea, is a hike  sometimes simply referred to as “the ladders”. I recently went on this hike with a couple of friends, who were visiting us, … Continue reading

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Carey’s Castle

Sometime in 1935, a 21 year-old Arthur Lloyd Cary arrived in the Coachella Valley along with his wife Elaine and their child.  Settling in Holtville, Cary worked at first as a vegetable truck driver.  In the late ’30’s, likely about 1938, the … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree Hike

A short 45 minute drive to Joshua Tree, CA left me time to enjoy the $4.99 Breakfast Special at the Joshua Tree Saloon before meeting up with my hiking companions at the Joshua Tree National Park Visitors Center. In the … Continue reading

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Calcite Mine and Slots Hike

Today I met up with a group to hike up to a calcite mine and through some slot canyons west of the Salton Sea on the edge of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  The hike was led by Dave … Continue reading

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