Archive for October, 2014

Petroglyphs in the Desert

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2014 by thedesertfiles

Came across this Petroglyph in the El Paso Mountains. It’s always fascinating to think about who created it, what their name was, what they might have looked like, and how they lived their life out in the desert.



Mojave Moonlight: Tom Lowe

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2014 by thedesertfiles

In May of this year I was fortunate enough to take another 4 day trek in the Mojave Preserve. On day 2 we stopped at the Kelso Depot where we found the Mojave Moonlight exhibit by photographer Tom Lowe. See more of his work at Someday, I hope to have his pictures hanging in my home.

They capture the incredible serenity of a what a night in the Mojave feels like. Imagine you are deep in the desert, far from any major roads or highways. The only thing you can hear is the distant whisper of the desert wind and you are able to look around for miles under the bright blue light of the full moon. There isn’t anything else like it.







A New Trail

Posted in Uncategorized on October 1, 2014 by thedesertfiles

You never know what’s around the next corner. The best part of driving into the depths of the wilderness is that you are constantly surprised by the beauty you find. Not a soul within sight. No cell reception. No emails.

Sometimes you’ll be on a trail, driving so damn slow because the Jeep feels like it could roll at any moment. Your knuckles are white and palms sweaty, and your hoping that what ever is around the next corner is flat.

However, most of the time you find scenes like this…and the white knuckle moment was completely worth it.

Click below for the full image.