Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress

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Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:10 am

I was unaware that Death Valley mesquite is under stress from invasive species and lack of water. I learned about the issue while eating my first ever Indian Taco at the Timbisha Shoshone Tribal Cafe and noticed a poster on the subject on the wall. The Mesquite Traditional Use Pilot Project is attempting to solve this problem. For more information and background: http://mojavedesert.net/timbisha-shoshone/

Here is a short 1:30 duration video capturing my experience inside and outside of the Tribal HQ this June and at earlier times.

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Post by D.A. Wright » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:13 pm

So how was the taco?

Don’t know if you’ve seen it, but their is a 360 rotating webcam on top of that building. It is found at:

http://timbisha.com/index.php/weather
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Re: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:59 am

D.A. Wright wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:13 pm
So how was the taco?
Pretty good and was the first time I ever ordered one at this location. Thanks for the link to the webcam which I will check out periodically.

Here's this morning's sunrise hitting the Panamints from the tribal webcam:
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Post by Kauri » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 pm

D.A. Wright wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:13 pm

Don’t know if you’ve seen it, but their is a 360 rotating webcam on top of that building. It is found at:

http://timbisha.com/index.php/weather
That webcam is awesome! I check it very frequently :)
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Post by Candace_66 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:12 pm

What exactly is in an Indian Taco?

I've driven past that "Indian Tacos" sign so many times. But it never seemed to be at mealtime, LOL. Later in the year, I'll just have to put it on my agenda and stop in.

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Post by Rockhopper » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:58 pm

This is an older post, but... Mesquite under stress. That explains something. Last spring Laura and I visited a small box canyon north of Redwall, which, on Google Maps, showed as a green oasis. But when we got into the canyon, nearly all the mesquite were dead. I wondered what had happened.

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Post by MichaelEGordon » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:22 am

I love their tacos and prefer to give my business to the native Timbisha, not Xanterra. What's in it? It's a Mexican taco minus the shell/tortilla and instead piled on scrumptious Indian fry bread. Go now!

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Re: Indian Tacos - Mesquite Tree Distress

Post by Death Valley Dazed » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:09 pm

MichaelEGordon wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:22 am
I love their tacos and prefer to give my business to the native Timbisha, not Xanterra.
I'll second that motion!
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