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  • ... landscape, with little geometric perfection about it. Back up a few miles, though, to the far side of Interstate 15 east of the ... branching at knee height, culminating in thirty or forty growing tips ringed with the species' eponymous short, sharp leaves. ...
  • ... and 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, ...
  • ... against a solar project proposed for the central Mojave Desert in no uncertain terms. [scald=79461:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... | Chris 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 ... 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 well ... 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 ...
  • ... just apply to Joshua trees , of course. Read the news long enough and you are likely to see false equivalences stated as if ... of piñon firewood smoke Ad Libitum, and then I would get back to work. The regimen alleviated the acute symptoms. The chronic ...
  • ... 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 ...
  • There's a lot to see in Joshua Tree , but be honest: you're not in a big enough rush to ... cooler, and it's easier to be comfortable in the desert during the day. The local economic scene comes alive in the ...
  • ... the south slopes of the Santa Rosa Mountains, and come back to a centrally located campfire. This campground is popular, though, ... River Valley This is one of the California desert's hidden gems, passed by millions of people a year crossing the Colorado River ...
  • ... cobalt123/Flickr/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 ...

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