Blog: Not the Usual Places

Posts tagged with Mojave

  1. Cave Discovery and Traces of Ancient Peoples

    There is considerable back story to how I ended up locating this site. I’d recommend anyone not familiar with my previous adventure out on Lee Flat to read that first for context: https://www.joshpatterson.photo/not-the-usual-places/an-adventure-in-the-mojave I went back up to my petroglyph find this past weekend determined to further explore the area,…


  2. One Hell of a Weekend in the Desert

    How the hell did I get myself into this scrape? I wondered as I sat under the one Joshua Tree that provided some shade but did little to shield me from the gusts of wind whipping up from the flat below. My skin felt like fine-grit sandpaper, my lips were…


  3. Mine & New Friends

    My final morning in **** I decide to take a quick side journey up another road since I’d never been. It is close to where I’ve been camping and I can’t resist a road winding into unknown parts. Figured I’d drive until the road got too rough or my brain…


  4. Remnants of Ancient Peoples

    Quick note: This is part 3 of a series of posts on my trip to the wilderness. If you are seeing this for the first time, it’d be worthwhile to scroll down and read Mustangs and Watering Hole first. Thanks for stopping by! I came here looking for specific things. I…


  5. Watering Hole

    Quick note: This is part 2 of a series of posts on my trip to the wilderness. If you are seeing this for the first time, it’d be worthwhile to scroll down and read Mustangs first. Thanks for stopping by! Just like every African watering hole, where there is a…


  6. Mustangs

    I have been piecing together hints of a spring in a remote canyon on BLM land outside Death Valley. It fascinated me with mention of the ruins of a ranch, petroglyphs from at least 1000 years ago, mustangs who would water there and then retreat to the relative safety of…


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