The call of water

The call of water

Take a long look as you drive along that lonely stretch of highway between Barstow and Baker, Calif. Just over there, to the southeast, see those yellowish hills with dark green knobs? See the train chugging along what looks like a river of golden sand? You are...
The call of water – page two

The call of water – page two

Back to page one of this story Traces of the SP LA & SL Railroad telegraph station can be seen close to the tracks on the west end of the canyon, and there is a small cemetery with what appears to be five stone-covered mounds and wooden crosses south of the...
The call of water – page three

The call of water – page three

Back to page one of this story Back to page two of this story Early western explorers passed through the area, including Jedidiah Smith, Kit Carson and John Charles Fremont. A 4-wheel drive route along this trail, known as the Mojave Road, is a rugged, scenic tour...
Cars cannot swim

Cars cannot swim

I went to Afton Canyon recently to shoot the Cliffside Mine and other parts of the canyon for the main part of this story. My friend and I had made the initial Mojave River crossing dozens of times. This time the water looked deeper than usual and I wanted to get out...