Thursday, March 20, 2014

Salt Creek, of Salt Creek Beach Fame

       Lately I've been reading and thinking about the tragic story of how a wild stream turns sour and sad. It is a very small stream and basin, only about 4 miles in length and only draining 6.1 square miles. Since the area began to be heavily developed in the late 80s and early 90s, the hilltops were pushed into the canyon bottoms and the natural water channels were replaced by concrete pipes. Below is a map of the many miles of channels that were laid during the expanse of the suburbs.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Goblin Canyon Report

It's now been nearly a month since I completed this hike, but am just now writing this report. This was the best of my various explorations, as I have done many just around my house and such, but never a major undocumented feature like this large canyon in Towne Pass. Here begin the pictures and reporting.

After an (as usual) outstanding breakfast at Panamint Springs, we parked at the 4000 foot sign, expecting to complete a loop of the two canyons I had planned on hiking that day. Weather was a bit foreboding, but we carried on anyway.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Launching the new site!

Welcome to the site thats been in the back of my mind since I began my interest in Death Valley and the desert, but only now has become a reality. Enjoy my mental ramblings of geography, history, trip reports, thoughts, and most anything else. Enjoy my future posts!