Spirit Mountain/Avi Kwa Ame from Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness It happens every time I’m here. I will be walking along, minding my own business, los…
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For those who don’t read all the way through: I’m raising money for the Mojave Desert Land Trust this month. I’m hiking at least 50 miles by March 31 a…
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#Domefire
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Gigantic ironwood tree, Palen-McCoy Wilderness Listen: the coyotes are singing again. It’s a regular thing around here. I head out after dark, finding …
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Ironwood tree in Riverside County As near as I can figure, the most effective way of inoculating the soil in which you plan to grow ironwood trees is t…
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Among all this — among the coup panic and the mounting losses to the virus and the wildfires obliterating places I love most and the denial from surpri…
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I’ll admit it: the Dome Fire knocked me for a loop. I have spent the last two months expecting a meltdown, expecting that without warning I would sudde…
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I’ve been busy with a number of things, including the responses of a couple organizations and my own self to the Dome Fire last month. But I didn’t wan…
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Just video this time.
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Fifteen years and eighteen days ago, on July 30 2005, my friend Matthew and I stood on a recently burned hillside in Mojave National Preserve inspectin…
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Each day is an endless haze of heat beguiling and dangerous. It soaks through my clothing, my skin, my bones. Joints loosen. Heat this strong and persi…
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Local politicians love Joshua trees except when the trees might get slightly in the way of making money.
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