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1491-Moorten’s Desert Gardens – Palm Springs, CA

Janine and I visited Moorten’s cactus garden in Palm Springs, CA. I heard about the garden on a television show and took a note. The garden included cactus from all over the world and featured the only cactarium (an indoor [...]

July 29, 2017 California, Mohave Desert, US Travel

1454-Solar Mirrors – Mohave, CA

When you were a kid did you ever try burning ants with a magnifying glass? Well, this is one of the largest ant burners in the world. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is a concentrated solar thermal plant in [...]

June 2, 2017 Mohave Desert, US Travel

1268-Petroglyphs – Ridgecrest, CA

Click here for a Gallery of larger Petroglyph photos A couple of months ago I travelled with a  group of motorcyclists up over the Sierras from the Mojave Desert to the Central Valley of California. Our first stop was in [...]

December 7, 2015 California, Mohave Desert, US Travel

1267-Buddhist Meditation Center – Adelanto, CA

Driving along Hwy 395 in the middle of the desert you suddenly are presented with a 24-foot-tall, 60-ton white marble statue surrounded by Asian looking buildings. Obviously, this is not a Morman shrine or Catholic cathedral so you jump on [...]

December 7, 2015 California, Mohave Desert, US Travel

1266-Cal-Earth – Hesperia, CA

Driving through the side-by-side cookie-cutter houses with identical green lawns off the freeway in Hesperia, CA, you suddenly turn into a alien world of bee-hive shaped structures in the middle of the desert. These alternative homes are the creation of visionary architect [...]

December 7, 2015 California, Mohave Desert

1259-Sierras – Sequoia National Park, CA

Just completed a 650 mile bike trip to the Mojave Desert and up and over the California Sierras and into Sequoia National Park. The ride was sponsored by BMW Motorcycles of Riverside, CA and included eighteen world-class touring riders and [...]

August 16, 2015 California, Miscellaneous Rides, Mohave Desert, US Travel

1136-Mohave Desert, CA

Janine and I were in Las Vegas, NV and were attempting to get to Palm Springs, CA. After looking at the map, we decided there is no easy way to get there. So we decided to drive direct and headed [...]

October 27, 2014 California, Mohave Desert, US Travel

1135-Kelso, CA

Kelso is a tiny town in the middle of the Mohave Desert that rose to prominence during WWII. Iron ore from a local mine as well as tanks and war materials were being shipped through the Mohave Desert on the [...]

October 27, 2014 California, Mohave Desert, US Travel