Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Clear Path

Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Morongo Valley, CA

Looking for a Sign

Mesquite Trail, Big Morongo Canyon Preserve
Morongo Valley, CA

Drive By

Driving north on Indian Ave between Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, CA

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Out of Service

Abandoned Exxon gas station
Indian Ave and Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs, CA

It's still common for gas stations out here to charge more for ATM/Credit than for cash. I'm guessing this station isn't a very old relic.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Kiss the Ground

Black Rock Canyon High View Nature Trail, Joshua Tree National Park (the way back down)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Midsummer Stargazing

At the Andromeda Astronomical Society's Star Party
Hidden Valley Picnic Area, Joshua Tree National Park

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Vista Point

Karen Ave, east of Dillon Road
Desert Hot Springs, CA

This one takes a bit more explanation: I took Dillon Road, the scenic route, back from Thousand Palms and turned off onto a dirt road to catch a close-up view of the windmills. Karen Ave was unpaved in gravelly white, and as I looked for a spot to pull over, I noticed all these piles of rubble on the side of the road. Shattered concrete, exploded building materials, and several dresser drawers were strewn everywhere. It was like a tornado had obliterated a town and left this ephemera in its wake.

I then stumbled upon this couch, positioned perfectly for windmill-watching, and relatively in tact.

I have no idea what happened on Karen Ave but it looks unliveable, despite all the real estate ads for it.