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    Gaunt Statues of the Sonoran Desert

    Gaunt Statues of the Sonoran Desert

    “They stood alone and heralded the dawn;Gaunt shadowsEtched upon a rimThat tore the jagged edge of day. They stood like phantoms grim,Within a world alone,Upon a lonely way. With muzzles pointed toward the stars now dimIn dawn’s first undertone,They filled the sleeping skyWith eerie wails. Each dismal cryCame drifting on the winds, Borne through the […]

    Tecopa Hot Springs and the History of the Pauite People

    Tecopa Hot Springs and the History of the Pauite People

    A hot spring oasis near Death Valley, fed by the elusive Amargosa River. (Amargosa, Spanish for bitter.) This land was inhabited by the nomadic Paiute people, who lived in the desert climate of the Colorado Basin to Southern California, and Northern Arizona. The Paiute people had first made contact with Spanish explorers in 1776 while […]

    Wasteland Weekend 2018

    Wasteland Weekend 2018

    This Wasteland Weekend was not my first, but I had a lot of firsts at Wasteland 2018. This was the first year I was on “build crew.” It was very cool seeing the land turn from a nothing desert to a vibrant city from some uncertain future. I had a great time helping and learning […]

    A Hike through Mormon Rocks

    A Hike through Mormon Rocks

    As a kid, I would often stare out the window, admiring the vast landscape. Often we’d be driving on Highway 138 through the Cajon Pass and I would see these amazing rocks jetting out of the earth. Pocketed with holes, I would imagine Native Americans hiding pottery and other treasures in the thousands of possible […]

    Long Beach, California, 2018 Haute Dog Howloween Parade and Costume Contest

    Long Beach, California, 2018 Haute Dog Howloween Parade and Costume Contest

    Every year, I try to make it out to the annual Haute Dog Howloween Parade in Long Beach, CA. People from all over to show off their pups and to dress up for a chance to be silly and walk down the red carpet.  I love coming out and seeing the community of puppies and […]

    Carnaval, Aruba
    Carnaval, Aruba

    #aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

    Carnaval, Aruba
    Carnaval, Aruba

    #aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

    Carnaval, Aruba
    Carnaval, Aruba

    #aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

    Carnaval, Aruba
    Carnaval, Aruba

    #aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

    Carnaval, Aruba
    Carnaval, Aruba

    #aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnaval

    Carnaval, Aruba
    Carnaval, Aruba

    #aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba #carnivalaruba

    Carnaval, Aruba
    Carnaval, Aruba

    #aruba #arubacarnaval #arubacarnival #jit4aruba

    Moon Hike , Araki National Park
    Moon Hike , Araki National Park

    Sunrise on Aruba, loving the desert fauna. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

    Arikok National Park, Aruba
    Arikok National Park, Aruba

    Sunrise hike to the tallest point in Aruba, Jamanota, a hill located in the Arikok National Park, 620ft above sea level. #aruba #hikearuba #jit4aruba

    China Man Date Ranch, Death Valley

    From my time in Death Valley Last week. #deathvalley #chinamanranch #chinaranch #desertsunset #tecopa