Desert Dancing: Exploring the Land, the People, the Legends by Len Wilcox

By Len Wilcox

Len Wilcox loves not anything greater than to roam the California deserts - the Mojave, Joshua Tree and demise Valley. during this e-book, he writes of his reviews, in regards to the lifetime of the desolate tract, the crops and animals and old Indian websites, and provides tips about secure traveling within the zone.

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Then turn left on Tecopa Hot Springs Road. The springs are about two miles ahead. Anybody who doesn’t really like heat should consider this trip a winter-only excursion. The Mojave National Preserve The Mojave National Preserve defies comprehension. It is a lonely triangle of land, bordered by major freeways north and south and the Colorado River to the east. 4 million acres, 16 mountain ranges, 10,000 mining claims The Mojave National Preserve n 51 yet only four active mines. Geologically, it is fascinating: coal-black lava flows, shimmering salt lake beds, purple mountain ranges, layer upon layer of rocks – some that are as old as a billion years and others than a thousand.

The White House sits on the main drag, across from The Joint. The Joint is a Randsburg landmark. Olga – who stands maybe five feet tall – has run the place since the 1950s, and she’s still working, while her son has retired from a government job in Visalia. She opened The Joint in the 1950s with her husband, who died in 1957. They say the jukebox quit when the husband died, and hasn’t worked since, but don’t believe it. Another story says that Olga hates loud music and she just Boron to Randsburg n 31 made sure the jukebox didn’t ever work again.

Soon, you know the current events in Randsburg; how the environmental laws make mining all but impossible these days, and how little help Washington or Sacramento is, and how much trouble the bureaucrats and lawmakers cause these people who just want to be left alone to do their own thing. Mining is still the number one topic in Randsburg. Not just gold; many locals work at the 20 Mule Team Borax mine in Boron, or at the salt flats, or other locales nearby. Some still prospect, searching out the earth’s treasures just as did the founders of this community.

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