Category: The Mojo on the Mojave

  • Yucca Valley TV, Another Mojave Miracle

    Yucca Valley TV, Another Mojave Miracle

    Hello Everyone   🙂 Yucca Valley TV is new, fresh and innovative, if you want to tuned in to the Mojave Desert including Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and 29 Palms please tune in and see what is going on in the Mojave with Yucca Valley TV. The next guest will be Ben Costello the author of […]

  • A Pretty Little Secret that Hides in Morongo Valley

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

  • UPDATED, 10/2018 – Gram Parsons – My Final Comments

    UPDATED, 10/2018 – Gram Parsons – My Final Comments

    UPDATE: The infamous Phil Kaufman will be at Pappy and Harriets and the Joshua Tree Inn next week for those that would like to meet him, this is the Flyer for his visit.  I hope to see you there  🙂 Mr. Phil Kaufman AKA “The Road Mangler” contacted me because he wanted to see the […]

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

    “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 […]

  • North Park – South Park’s Alter Ego

    North Park – South Park’s Alter Ego

    In Yucca Valley, California, there’s a park called North Park – but let’s get to the subject of North Park a little later, by starting with South Park – which is also in Yucca Valley. This has nothing to do with the famous cartoon, South Park. This park existed long before the cartoon and it’s […]

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

    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 […]

  • The Story of Gubler Orchids

    The Story of Gubler Orchids

    2017 Update – The Bizzarre Official and Unofficial Story of Gubler Orchids  2017 – UPDATE Looking for something to do in the desert the first weekend of October? The Morongo Basin Orchid Festival is the place to be. On October 7th and 8th, 2017 join us at the 22nd annual Morongo Basin Orchid festival where you can look […]