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Joshua Tree - Part 3 - Wall St. Mill, and William Keys

William Keys was a guy who tried to carve a place for himself in JT, arriving somewhere around 1910 or so. He didn’t turn the place into a thriving metropolis, or anything even resembling a civilized town, this landscape is just not conducive to that. 498 more words

Road Trips American West

The Pacific Flyway

If you drive east from Los Angeles to visit Joshua Tree National Park or come west from Las Vegas you are crossing the Pacific Flyway. It is a major thoroughfare extending from Alaska to Patagonia and covers the deserts (covers California actually), one of the last great open spaces you can see it. 415 more words

Our Desert Home

joshua tree

This past weekend we decided to go camping in Joshua Tree located in the heart of the Mojave desert of southeastern California.

Thousands of baby joshua trees line across the perimeter of the desert. 467 more words


Meet Pat Flanagan, Naturalist at the Oasis

I grew up wandering in the chaparral foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and the dry eastern slopes and ridges of the Sierra Nevada range. To this day I require aridity and a viewshed with mountains and basins as far as the horizon allows. 203 more words

29 Palms Inn