Some of my best memories from my 20's was going out camping
in the desert with my old buddies. I don't really have to
go into a whole lot of detail about it in this post, since
when I first started blogging late last year I did a pretty
long post about going to the desert called Leon's Grave,
which can be seen if you click this link.
This was the Mojave Desert, California, just north of good
old Victorville. We went on many trips in the summers
between about 1976 and 1987. I am just posting a mish-mash
of pictures over the years...and I realize it may not mean
much to anyone reading this, but it means a lot to me, so I
am compelled to post them.
This is a map showing the approximate location of our
campground. Today, it is mostly built up and developed:
1977: Me with my guitar (I always brought my guitar)
and a shot of cloud shadows on the plain:
1978: Some buddies looking at a coming storm, and me
overlooking the plain:
1979: Hood surfing!! (using a hood from an old VW bug):
And me holding my friend Jack, observing as someone tries
to tune my guitar:
At night, I upgraded to Budweiser, and decided to annoy my
Here is a bunch from 1985:
Any tent needing instructions is too complicated for me:
A series of zoom-ins of our campsite taken from a rocky
I am always impressed by females who can shoot:
Star trails taken by putting my camera on a tripod and
leaving it there for several hours. This was during the
days of film cameras, obviously, so I had to wait about a
week to see if it even came out. I was quite surprised that
1986: A classic teepee.
1987: My bud James on the left (who got me the job at ITT)
and me on the right. This was one of our last trips.
I will never forget those days.
Peace be with you.