PalmsandMtns

Surviving in a Post-Gold Fever World

Ibex Spring Ghost Camp, Death Valley, CA. It will likely be just you and the palm trees in this isolated southeast corner of Death Valley. The Saratoga Hills, Ibex Dunes and Black Mountains serve as backdrop for the walk across barren desert on the old Ibex Spring mining road. Deep washes vie with surviving bits…

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Disciple Shells

Go Big Or Stay in the City

Goldwell Open Air Museum, Rhyolite, NV. There are ghosts everywhere. The hooded sculptures of the Goldwell Open Air Museum shade the landscape from one end of the desert floor while the mostly abandoned mining town of Rhyolite crumbles stoically next door. Belgian artists built the Goldwell Open Air Museum in the 1980’s. The desert is…

Desert Sea Bed

Back When Aliens Roamed the Earth

The Racetrack, Death Valley National Park, CA. Think Stonehenge, Easter Island, the Bermuda Triangle. Think all these things until your mind melts away in a vale of stinging silence and rock falls, a relentless sun powering alien ships, almost but not quite invisible to the naked eye and maybe mistaken for planes if those existed…