Mojave National Preserve - April 2004

Mojave Desert National Preserve at Essex Road and I-40
Mojave Desert National Preserve at Essex Road and I-40
Mitchell's Caverns visitor center
Mitchell's Caverns visitor center
This mountain has eyes
This mountain has eyes
Thin column
Thin column
Queen's chamber (flash)
Queen's chamber (flash)
Queen's chamber (1 sec exposure)
Queen's chamber (1 sec exposure)
First chamber, it was MUCH darker than this pict looks (15 second exposure)
First chamber, it was MUCH darker than this pict looks (15 second exposure)
Emily and the plate
Emily and the plate
Don't hit  your head on the ceiling (flash)
Don't hit your head on the ceiling (flash)
Same shot (15 sec exposure)
Same shot (15 sec exposure)
Moooooov
Moooooov
Bull - "What, you want a piece?"
Bull - "What, you want a piece?"
View from our Mid Hills camp site, 5600'
View from our Mid Hills camp site, 5600'
Site #25, lots of pinyon pines and junipers
Site #25, lots of pinyon pines and junipers


Casey, what have you been drinking?
Casey, what have you been drinking?
Desert blooms
Desert blooms
Roughing it in the harsh, unforgiving wilderness (mmm, corn)
Roughing it in the harsh, unforgiving wilderness (mmm, corn)
What; are you cold?
What; are you cold?
Dusk (15 sec exposure)
Dusk (15 sec exposure)
Don't sit on this nail
Don't sit on this nail




Ghost Dog (15 sec exposure)
Ghost Dog (15 sec exposure)
Almost took this little guy out with my car
Almost took this little guy out with my car
Pulling cactus thorns from a garder snake
Pulling cactus thorns from a garder snake
Had my car up on two wheels at one point on this ranch road =)
Had my car up on two wheels at one point on this ranch road =)
Beautiful canyon view
Beautiful canyon view
Cactus blooms
Cactus blooms
Our ranch road turned in to an equestrian trail without warning
Our ranch road turned in to an equestrian trail without warning
More blooms (almost worth all the brush stripes)
More blooms (almost worth all the brush stripes)
Humming birds and lizards and quail, oh my.
Humming birds and lizards and quail, oh my.
The whily and elusive mountain goat dog
The whily and elusive mountain goat dog
Family picture
Family picture
Holey cliff on the desert plains
Holey cliff on the desert plains




Gratuitous shoe picture
Gratuitous shoe picture
Welcome to Matt's desert tavern, may I take your order?
Welcome to Matt's desert tavern, may I take your order?
The "road" we took
The "road" we took
YA desert bloom
YA desert bloom
Rob finds us an apitizer
Rob finds us an apitizer
Rob finds us lunch (inflated Chuckwalla)
Rob finds us lunch (inflated Chuckwalla)
Climbing up "The Hole"
Climbing up "The Hole"




Rob catches a smaller Chuckwalla
Rob catches a smaller Chuckwalla