Where Do You Like Watching The Sunset??

by Steve Reiss (Dalmdad Landscape Photography - www.dalmdad.com and https://www.facebook.com/Dalmdad.) There are soooo many options… In the Mojave Desert?  On a Hotel Patio in Shelter Cove, CA? Or…Driving Through Death Valley? ***  Let’s hear where everyone decides? *** Sunset Photos from all over the USA available for license or purchase at our website (dalmdad.com). *** Happy New Year […]


92268 – Pioneertown – aka: Pappy and Harriets

Pioneertown - 92268

Zip Code 92268, Pioneertown California sits at just over 4000 feet in elevation on the edge of the Mojave Desert at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains where Joshua Trees meet Pinyon Pine, Manzanita and Juniper.  Black bear, deer, bighorn sheep, coyote, fox and desert tortoises all intermingle in this area.  I have seen […]


Is That Rain That I Smell?

Wild & Watered Creosotes

Waking up the other morning to the smell of rain, well actually the smell of Larrea-Tridentata was so invigorating.  After my lifelong obsession with this botanical wonder I think that it is time to blog about it.  Being that this bush, commonly known as the Creosote Bush is one of the most common plants of […]


The Hot Dry Swampy Days of Summer

Swamp Monster

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 […]


Gram Theft Burrito or Gram Theft Byrd – You Decide?

Parsons at Joshua Tree

The Strange Tale of Gram Parson’s Funeral in Joshua Tree Gram Parsons was considered a pioneer of the country rock movement of the late 1960′s into the 1970′s until his death on September 19, 1973 at the age of 26.  Though Gram achieved some success in his lifetime, he was never a superstar — but […]


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

The Large Lake With Island

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 […]


The Hub of the Morongo Basin – Yucca Valley

Ribbon Cutting

Yucca Valley is strategically placed at the crossroads of the Hi-Desert, at the intersection of two state highways that lie at the center of this Mojave Desert Town.  On Saturday, October 13 Yucca Valley saw its first new park open in 39 years, the new park is a yet to be named dog park.  As I […]


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

The Living Space Under Giant Rock In The 1940's

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 […]


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 […]


High Desert or Hi-Desert or High Desert, ask Dr. Seuss

Hi-Desert near Joshua Tree

According to Dr. Seuss: “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere”.  Today the Mojo on the Mojave may not be funny and it may be confusing, let’s see if you find it at all amusing. Many people know that the Mojave Desert mostly lies within the High Desert of the Southwest United […]

Liked this post? You'll love our newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our weekly list of top stories.

Home  | Contact Us | Feedback | Privacy | Site Outline | Advertising on DesertUSA | Aquis Towels | Hotels | Polo Club News

Copyright © 1996-2014 DesertUSA.com and Digital West Media, Inc.