Tag: California

  • Thoughts on the Desert Southwest

    Thoughts on the Desert Southwest

    Driving the one hundred miles of uninterrupted Mojave Desert from 29 Palms to Parker I spun up a few thoughts about the southwest. I’m a cheesehead who graduated to Minnesota, so I have no ‘born-with’ knowledge or notions about the desert. I first traveled the southwest a couple of decades ago, and at the time…

  • Joshua Trees

    Joshua Trees

    Hint: They aren’t actually trees. They’re a species of yucca. Joshua Tree National Park straddles the boundary between the Colorado and Mojave deserts. The east half is Colorado desert & much like southern Arizona. The west half, where the famous Joshua trees reside, is Mojave desert. You can see the transition as you drive north-south…