Seven Magic Mountains

Photo: Ron Mader, May 2022 (Some rights reserved) For those visiting (or living in Las Vegas) Seven Magic Mountains has been a go-to, whimsical delight since May 11, 2016. Blue Highway travel meets a kaleidoscope of colors. Can stacked, day-glo boulders be an inspired roadside attraction? Yes, with free admission. Hashtags: #7magicmountains #UgoRondinone #JeanDryLake See …

Deserts

Photo: Greg Shine, BLM, Alvord Desert Wilderness Study Area (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on deserts around the world Desert = a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation Elsewhere on the WebAlvord Desert Wilderness Study Area – BLM – Flickr Features Planeta.com

Desert Notebook

Photo: Neal Wellons, Joshua Trees (Some rights reserved) It is the rare storm that penetrates the Sonoran Desert. What litle precipitation does fall comes as a rule from December to March as gentle rains from Pacific weather disturbances, or in late July and August as violent thunderstorms.– John Alcock, Sonoran Desert Spring The humans who …

Sonoran Desert = Desierto de Sonora

Photo: BLM, Night Sky Viewing (Some rights reserved) One of our favorite places in the world lies across the USA/Mexico Borderlands, the Sonoran Desert. The Sonoran Desert is the third largest North American desert and extends from the California-Nevada border south to the tip of Baja California and much of the state of Sonora. Two thirds of this …

Food Desert

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Food desert = urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food HeadlinesThe farm sending meals to children in a food desert Recommended ListeningClark County leaders, nonprofit try to fix Las Vegas’ ‘nutritional deserts,’ but it’s not easy – A substantial number of Nevadans live …

Burning Man

Photo: BLM The Burning Man event has taken place on public lands on the Black Rock Desert Playa since 1990. Events in 2020 and 2021 were cancelled for in-person attendance. The annual festival draws 70,000 people to create a temporary city in the northern Nevada desert, and the week each year culminates with the burning …

Mojave Desert

Photo: James Marvin Phelps: Sunrise Mountain (Some rights reserved) The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The Mojave Desert is …

Bighorn Sheep

Photo: Valley of Fire The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep native to North America named for its large horns. Desert Bighorn sheep live in matriarchal societies. A dominant female leads a herd, which for much of the year consists primarily of ewes and their lambs. The rams tend to stay together …

Desert National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Saturday, May 14, the refuge celebrates its 80th anniversary, having first opened May 20, 1936. The much newer visitors’ center hosts the celebration from 9am-1pm. There will be a bird hike, guided walks, cake and more. Free for everyone. Our questions – what is the status of the refuge and how land may or may not …

Zona del Silencio, puerta del universo (Los Desiertos Magneticos del Mundo)

por Armin Gomez Un desierto cuya inmensidad bordean montañas con aspecto de crateres, donde abundan aereolitos esparcidos en sus alrededores, asi como el recuerdo de un cohete espacial que cayo en su arido territorio, hacen de la misteriosa Zona del Silencio, en el norte del Pais un escenario sideral. A esta impresion contribuye la magnifica …