GoldwellOpenAir

Death Valley’s Strangest Places

With a name like Death Valley, you might think that strange places abound, and you would be right. Salt flats, stark mountains, ancient lakes, and rugged rock formations make it a landscape that is often described as haunting and otherworldly. It’s also vast—large enough for visionaries, seekers of solitude, fringe miners, offbeat artists, or rescuers…

DarwinDanceHall

Reduce, reuse, recycle

Darwin, California. To be clear, Darwin, California is not a ghost town and never has been. It has had some close calls since 1875 when it got a post office and became a hub for silver and lead mining. It’s survived smallpox, fires and the closing of the Anaconda mine. Driving into Darwin, the mine…

BrokenArch

Tourist for a Day

Arches National Park, Moab, UT. Last weekend I rented a cheap rental car, drove the main sightseeing drag, hiked one easy popular trail and spent just over three hours total in a major national park. I was a tourist. I had the good fortune to be in lovely Moab, Utah for work. The work wasn’t…