From 1971 through 1976, I lived and worked in eastern California’s Inyo County—from the Owens Valley east of the Sierra Nevada to the Amargosa Valley east of Death Valley. It’s a part of California, as legend has it, that should have been in Nevada, but for a surveying shortcut.
So, for a life-changing period (there’ve been a few) I was a Calvadan or Nevadafornian,
pretty much a desert rat, when I wasn’t playing mountain man a few summers in the Sierra.
Here you’ll find some stories and photos from those days as well as more recent photography and video from some of the old haunts—Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Anza-Borrego, the Amargosa (Near-Death Valley).
“Paul Crockett Profile”—a Death Valley prospector finds true gold in Goler Canyon—Psychic, Sept/Oct 1975
Flowers ‘n Flows: Craters of the Moon Wildflowers & Lava Flows, Spring, 2010
Death Valley Wild Flowers, plus—Spring 2010
Also, check out the Desert magazine sites:
There, you can access every issue—nearly half a century’s worth (1937-1985). What a treasure! For $10 you can buy a two-CD set containing all 534 issues, including a couple articles I wrote, which I’ve posted above.
The best article on Paul Crockett on the net. Absolutely fantastic. Thank-you very much.
Thanks for your compliment. Paul Crockett was a remarkable man.
One of these daze I’ll finish the book I’ve been working on for 40 year about Crockett, Brooks & Paul.
I think there are a lot of people wanting to read that book. There’s so many layers to their story and each layer is really interesting.
Very old response for me to resurrecting here, but wanted to say ‘yes, wholeheartedly agree.’ This was the article that made me subscribe to Rummage.
When I see him with those two it puts me in mind of AA sponsorship!
There’s something to that. He definitely had to get them off the drugs for awhile, so they could focus on something other than Charlie’s trip.
Enjoyed viewing your photo history. During the time I knew you with Paul Crockett and Paul Watkins never knew you had such an incredible focus when it came to aiming that camera.
It’s great to hear from you.We shared some great times out at Tecopa in the ’70s. Those were the daze!