Author name: Mojo on The Mojave

For the purposes of this blog I call myself Mojave because of my love for the Mojave Desert. I have lived in the Yucca Valley area of the Hi-Desert since 1976, I have always loved our Mojave Desert. My appreciation for the Mojave has grown even more over the years. I was a Career & Technical Education teacher and coordinator at the high school level for 25 years. In 2018 I was hired as a Job Developer as well as a part-time college instructor at Copper Mountain College. I also served on the Town of Yucca Valley Planning Commission for 5 years and am a current elected Town Councilman and serve as the Mayor Pro-Tem. In my spare time I enjoy researching desert facts, exploring the desert, geocaching and enjoying the many animals that keep my wife and I very busy. My wife and I also run "Tres Burros Ranch" an Airbnb Vacation Rental in The Mojave Desert (Yucca Valley) where our guests get a up close and personal "Burro Encounter". This is the link to our Tres Burros Vacation Rental: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23682139 or our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tresburrosyv/

The Preserve

A Pretty Little Secret that Hides in Morongo Valley

NOTICE: June25, 2020 Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is now open daily from 7:30 a.m. to dusk. The following changes are now in effect due to the COVID-19 restrictions: The Marsh, Mesquite and Desert Willow trails are now designated “One Way” to allow for mandated safe distancing. Masks are required in public when you are within …

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Blooms In The Mojave-Higher Elevation-Nothing Orange “Yet”

The Mojave Desert is at a higher elevation than much of the surrounding desert, thus we get our blooms later due to cooler weather. There are no orange poppies yet but we have these beautiful flowers everywhere.  Joshua trees are starting to bloom at just over 2,000 feet elevation above sea level.  Enjoy purple white …

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The Other Blooms of the Mojave Desert – Don’t Be a Sloth, Visit Soon

Don’t be a sloth, stop by to see the Joshua trees in bloom and learn their history. Joshua trees need a special moth and freezing winter temperatures to propagate. While the lower desert is beginning to bloom with its flowers rooted in the desert sand, the higher and cooler Mojave Desert is starting to bloom …

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Morongo Basin Historical Society

“Mojo” Speaks About “The Mojo On The Mojave”

This Sunday September 16th 2018 at 1:00pm I will be speaking to the Morongo Basin Historical Society about writing this blog. I will speak about many of the blogs that I have written over the years.  My allotted time is relatively short, under 30 minutes but I will be there afterwards to speak with interested …

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Eureka Peak Driving Trip

Free “Legal” And Uncrowded Access To Joshua Tree National Park

What does Free “Legal” Access To Joshua Tree National Park mean? Well with over 2.8 million visitors to the Park in 2017 most paved access points are crowded and have wait time. I’ve made this trip for over 40 years. I recently made it again, beginning in Yucca Valley at Kentucky Fried Chicken. At an …

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