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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 […]

Big Bend Campsites Filling Daily by Late Morning

Big Bend National Park is experiencing record visitation. Last year, the park hosted over 466,000 visitors, and a large number of them historically travel to Big Bend National Park during the months of February, March, and April. As travelers seek solace from stressful educational routines, and escape wintry conditions, the park experiences significant increases in […]

Mesa Verde National Park 2020 Winter Festival

You are invited to participate in the Mesa Verde National Park 2020 Winterfest! on Friday, February 28, 2020. Enjoy a unique opportunity to explore Mesa Verde’s Morefield Campground, and the Meadow Bliss and Cottontail Loop trails in the moonlight by snowshoe or skis. Join us for night sky viewing (conditions permitting) and complementary hot chocolate […]

First Radio Collared Mountain Lion Killed Under CA State Depredation Law

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – P-56, a 4 to 5-year-old male mountain lion that was living in the western Santa Monica Mountains south of the 101 Freeway, was recently killed under state depredation law. This marks the first time that a radio-collared mountain lion has been killed under a California Department of Fish & Wildlife (CDFW) […]