Here are the road trips, followed by more random stuff.

December 5, 2015 Salton Sea, Joshua Tree National Park

October 11, 2014 Trona

July 9-16, 2014 Denver

June 9-15, 2013 Denver

July 23-24, 2012 Reno

December 4, 2011 Indio, Salton Sea

July 10-16, 2011 Glacier National Park via Amtrak

October 11, 2010 Hoover Dam

January 2, 2010 Barstow, Trona

December 6, 2009 Indio, Joshua Tree National Park

June 4, 2009 Angeles Crest Highway

December 6, 2008 Indio, Salton Sea Beach

March 23, 2008 Joshua Tree National Park

July 8-13, 2007 U.S. Highways 89 and 93

February 19, 2007 Joshua Tree National Park, Amboy

August 1-2, 2006Central California Coast

June 28-July 1, 2006Arizona, Utah, Nevada

January 31-February 2, 2006 Death Valley, U.S. 95, Southeastern California

January 1, 2006 Salton Sea, Joshua Tree National Park

October 23, 2005 Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park

June 26-July 4, 2005 Washington, Oregon, Northern California

February 24, 2005 Borrego Springs, Calexico, Bombay Beach

July 31-August1, 2004 Walker, California and Virginia City, Nevada

July 3-9, 2004 Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada

November 2, 2003 Joshua Tree National Park

October 18, 2003 Another trip to Trona

June 14-20, 2003 Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Northern California

April 20, 2003 Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

January 1, 2003 Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge

September 1, 2002 Trona, Halloran Summit

August 12-15, 2002 Eugene, Oregon via Amtrak

June 2-7, 2002 Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Northern California


Here's the L.A. Times article about me from September, 2004. But that seems to be a shortened version. This is the full-length article.

This is not as popular as it used to be, but there are still a lot of people who want to see the various pictures of dead things I have encountered on my walks, in various stages of decay and/or dismemberment. You've been warned.


Farewell State, an essay by Byron Black, as relevant today as it was 40 years ago. This is the best thing on the site, read it.

Or read an article about some of my friends. (If you read far enough, you'll see where someone calls me "either a genius or lucky or both")

The Urging Gnostrich salutes you.

Some of the cars I have known and loved

This has nothing to do with anything, I'm just appalled at what was considered "arrest-worthy" in 1948.

Also from 1948, instructions on how to use the telephone.

Knight Bowles' last will and testament.