Past, Present, and Future

Posted in Uncategorized on April 15, 2015 by thedesertfiles

If you were able to, you could come back to this very spot in 1,000 years and see the same beautiful stretch of desert, virtually unchanged.

Out here you can see the past, present, and future at the same time.

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New Jeep Concepts for Easter Jeep Safari

Posted in Uncategorized on March 19, 2015 by thedesertfiles

This is my favorite. A mild lift, with 35″ tires, Dana 44s front and back, and outfitted for Overlanding. Check out those jerry can mounts too. So many fantastic ideas.


The return of Don Draper

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2015 by thedesertfiles

Last October our beloved desert tortoise disappeared. We searched the backyard, canvassed the neighborhood, placed flyers on doorsteps, and rang many doorbells. After a few weeks we had given up hope that Don Draper would ever come back. Turns out the little butt was hiding deep in the shed. Pops opened up the door today and he was right there waiting to come out. 38 year old Don Draper is back!


Keep Your Head Up

Posted in Uncategorized on March 4, 2015 by thedesertfiles

You never know what you might find around the corner.

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My Window to the World

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2015 by thedesertfiles

Pick a spot as you look out the window and let’s find a way to get there. It might take longer than expected, we may get lost, but we’ll find a way. This is my window to the world.

Second star to the right and straight on till morning.

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At the Abyss…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 23, 2015 by thedesertfiles

I stand at the edge of the abyss.

Gentle wisps of wind flow over the hills.

Far off in the distance the shadows of the sun grow longer.

The first star rises over the plateau.

I am home…

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Getting kids out there…

Posted in Uncategorized on January 5, 2015 by thedesertfiles

Some of the best memories of my childhood were when my folks would take the family to a different national park each summer. During the summer between 2nd and 3rd grade my parents took us through Utah up to Yellowstone. Along the way we stopped at Zion and Bryce national parks. It was there where I first fell in love with the desert. The stark beauty, the wildlife, and the ghosts of those who passed through on their journey West so long ago, impacted me even at that young age. Had my parents not taken us out into the wilderness I would not have the appreciation and passion for nature and travel that I hold so close to my heart. If you have a child in your life…get out into the wilderness and open the world for them. rachel(My good friends 6 year old Niece…great to see her explore at such a young age).


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