Category Archives: Desert Life

Desert Visions

The summer solstice being now behind us, the days once again growing longer, it’s time to think about a trip to the desert, right?  Yeah, yeah, I know the hottest days out in Anza-Borrego are yet to come (temperatures are  … Continue reading

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Our Local National Park

  California is so rich in national parks (we’ve got 8), it’s a little startling when you realize that the closest one is a solid 3-hour drive from San Diego. That’s Joshua Tree, which wasn’t even a national park when I … Continue reading

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Fossiliferous

Within the confines of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park are one of the richest and most varied fossil repositories (for its time) in all the Western Hemisphere. The finds span most of the last 7 million years, and they include … Continue reading

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Dark News for the Denizens of Borrego

Residents of Borrego Springs Friday got the news many had long been hoping for — namely that the town has just been designated an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark-Sky Association. An organization with members in 70 countries that … Continue reading

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Stellar

I’m always amazed by how easy it is for me to ignore the universe.  Not to mention the Milky Way. Or even the solar system. Sure I’m aware of the sun, but all the rest that’s up there — the incomprehensible distances, the astounding numbers … Continue reading

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Marshall South Online

Few of us have had as flamboyantly romantic a vision as Marshal South. Around 1930, with the US sinking ever deeper into Depression, South and his young wife Tanya packed their few possessions into their Model T Ford, drove to … Continue reading

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