The Hot Dry Swampy Days of Summer

Why do we live in this confounded hot desert?  First of all this desert, the Mojave Desert, especially in its higher elevations is not so hot compared to many other deserts.  I sometimes laugh to myself when those of the Los Angeles Inland Empire area or the California Central Valley think that us folks in the […]

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I Have Always Driven By And Wondered What Is Up There – Old Woman Springs Ranch

Most people that drive up Highway 247, also known as Old Woman Springs Road, between Yucca Valley and Apple Valley have said “I Have Always Driven By And Wondered What Is Up There” as they look to the southwest and see what looks like a few trees in the distance and a sign that says Old […]

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Area 51 May Not Be As Fine As Area 29 (two-nine)

The deserts of the American Southwest have long been associated with paranormal activity.  Doesn’t the thought of little grey aliens, UFOs and conspiracies make you feel warm and fuzzy all over?  Area 51 in Nevada may be the bull’s eye of all of this hoopla, but the 29 Palms Marine Air Ground Task Force Training […]

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Was That The Big One or Was That a 7.3, 7.4, 7.5 or 7.6 – 20 Years Later Only The Mojave Knows

As the Beatles once said “It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play”, but in the Mojave Desert it was twenty years ago today Mother Nature had her way.  June 28th 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of the Landers earthquake.   The official version of this event states that:  At 04:57 local […]

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