Hiking the Mojave Desert by Michel Digonnet

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Post by Wingman » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:19 pm

The big difference with the new edition is information on hiking in the Owlsheads. It also has a considerably expanded section on Warm Springs Canyon and Butte Valley.

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Re: Hiking the Mojave Desert by Michel Digonnet

Post by Rockhopper » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:32 pm

I picked up a copy of Digonnet's book at Kelso Station, in the Preserve. Laura and I had just one night, passing through, and we stayed at the Mid Hills campground. Had a nice walk to a couple of granite knobs, colloquially referred to as Sunrise Rocks. (At sunset, when we were there, the rocks are back-lit and photography is not so good!)

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The area around Mid Hills was burned in 2005. One of the rangers we spoke to at Kelso said, rather sadly, that because cattle use the area -- historic grazing allotments -- he expected the native plant life would not come back. You can see the dead trees in the photo above.

I really like Digonnet's book. I wish we had time to spend in the Mojave, but maybe next summer.

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