Forest Canopy

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  • ... so good. Down there fifteen thousand years, rain that fell back in the Pleistocene and stayed hidden , it had avoided the whole of documented human history up until the ...
  • ... who capped his career by spending three years running Joshua Tree National Park has come out against a solar project proposed for the central Mojave Desert in no uncertain terms. [scald=79461:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... think about my father. A cold drop of water hits the back of my neck, runs down inside my jacket. I turn. I scan the sky. It takes ... followed me around the fire was deeper, its secrets better hidden . Even then the Upstate New York landscape seemed claustrophobic to me, ...
  • ... Clarke photo We crossed our fingers a few weeks back , and we got our wish: At least in the Eastern Mojave, this is one of ... three weeks, most Joshua trees in the stretch of desert near Joshua Tree National Park have been putting out an ...
  • ... Tree intimately. His Joshua family tree goes back four generations. Jima pauses. The rest of us are silent. It is ... the park's west entrance. From here, you might explore Hidden Valley and hike the short (1.1 mile) looping trail to Barker Dam. You ...
  • There's a lot to see in Joshua Tree , but be honest: you're not in a big enough rush to justify ... slightly cooler, and it's easier to be comfortable in the desert during the day. The local economic scene comes alive in the environs ... mockingbirds defending their territories in the Joshua trees . You miss the main lesson the desert has to teach you: that ...
  • ... I haven't seen them since. The parents have been back , or at least I'm pretty sure they have. Each morning I have a routine. I ... about the size of chickpeas. They were hatched into a desert full of hungry mouths. By the time they'd hatched, in fact, they'd ...
  • ... landscape, with little geometric perfection about it. Back up a few miles, though, to the far side of Interstate 15 east of the ... first branching at knee height, culminating in thirty or forty growing tips ringed with the species' eponymous short, sharp leaves. ...
  • ... Creative Commons License The California desert's signature tree has gotten a lot of attention lately: the story ... trees . They don't have entire limbs that have died back . They haven't been gnawed at by thirsty rodents. They all have abundant ...
  • That weather this morning in the California desert has caused widespread damage across the Coachella Valley. Not only are a number of highways now closed, roads and campgrounds in Joshua Tree National Park were left damaged, prompting closures after an ...

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