Mojave National Preserve

Hello all! Hope everyone is planning a safe 4th of July holiday weekend that doesn’t include lighting the Western U.S. on fire. Myself, I’m heading to Mojave National Preserve for two days of field survey, because that’s the type of thing you get to do as an archaeologist in southern California. I’ll be examining “guzzlers”... Continue Reading →

Off the Rails in Texas

Just checking in from the road as I retrace the routes of the San Antonio-San Diego "Jackass" Mail and Butterfield Overland Mail across Texas. I've spent the last two days touring the forts built by the U.S. Army to protect the road, and have even had a chance to hike a few remnant sections of... Continue Reading →

Shop Opening and Upcoming Trip

Welcome, everyone! I’m still working on the rest of the Nobles Emigrant Trail posts, which will cover the western third of the trail, including Lassen Volcanic National Park, the Upper Sacramento Valley, and Shasta City. Those posts should be up over the next few weeks. If you haven’t already subscribed, fill in the “Follow via... Continue Reading →

Nobles Emigrant Trail – Susanville

Welcome! Today we'll follow the Nobles Emigrant Trail west out of Susanville. If you haven't read the post about the history of the trail yet, click here to check that out. It will give you an overview of who Nobles was, when he pioneered the trail, and what life was like in northern California just... Continue Reading →

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