The Red Carpet Comes to Yucca Valley “Free” Film Festival

Yucca Valley will be hosting a FREE film festival, The 1st Annual Yucca Valley Film Festival.  This will be your chance to walk the red carpet.  Of course as lovers of the Mojave Desert we often see a carpet of flowers blooming in the spring, all for free.  Now in the fall we also have […]

It’s a Lensbaby, Baby

I have to admit it, I love my Lensbaby. I know it is probably not logical to “love” an inanimate object, so I suppose I should qualify my original statement. I love what my Lensbaby can do and how it affects an image and yes, how it inspires me. After taking several shots of people, […]

Kakurega In The Mojave Desert

I remember the first time I saw it, back in the 1970’s I was driving north up California Highway 395 between the towns of Lone Pine and Independence.  On the west side of the road were the relics of something that seemed important in the past. Driving past these ruins to go to some other […]

Grand Canyon National Park Closed

Grand Canyon, AZ – The National Park Service (NPS) received a letter today from the Health and Human Services Director and Chief Health Officer for Coconino County recommending the full closure of Grand Canyon National Park. Upon receiving this request from the local health department, acting Superintendent Mary Risser, with the support of the NPS […]

BLM Closures in the California Desert District

CALIFORNIA DESERT DISTRICT The BLM is temporarily closing developed campgrounds and developed recreation sites in the California Desert District. Barstow Field Office Afton Canyon Campground Borehole Desert Discovery Center El Mirage Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area Owl Canyon Campground Sawtooth Canyon Campground El Centro Field Office Cottonwood West and East Campgrounds Hot Springs Day Use Area […]

Anza Borrego DSP Closed to Vehicular Access

UPDATE (March 31, 2020):  ABDSP is temporarily closed to vehicular access. The park remains open for locals who wish to walk, hike and bike (in parks with bike trails) in the park, provided they practice social/physical distancing of 6 feet or more. This is not the time for a road trip to a destination park […]