In late 2017, my friend JP and I went out exploring in the backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park. On our way to another site we stopped at a small petroglyph site along a wash we are calling "Big Wash".
We first visited this site in 2007 with the Dzrtgrls and Dan. I made a return trip when I was in the area recently to check on the site. Also known as Von Trigger Springs, the spring and surrounding hills were first prospected in 1858 (some say the 1870s) by
The last two months since the March news update [https://www.starbuck.org/march-2022-news/] have been exciting! We've had a few changes here, mainly with the addition of a great new author Hugh Smith [https://www.starbuck.org/author/hugh-smith/]! Please check out his impressive trip report on the Hanging
Out near Baker, is the Riggs Cabin at the old Riggs Mine. We first went out there on a chilly January day in 2004. I've been back many times over the years. It makes a nice place to camp. The oldest mine in the Silurian Hills, the Riggs Mine was
The Fortynine Palms Oasis is a popular and well-traveled hike to a shady palm oasis just outside of Twentynine Palms. The trail was once part of an old Indian trail. The Serrano and Chemehuevi Indians knew this oasis well and ate fruit from the palms and used the fronds in
Early in 2021, we were on a trip into the wilds of Death Valley to hunt down some lesser known petroglyph sites in the area. This site is a mile long set of ancient petroglyphs along an old Native American trail. It is a fascinating site. We were really surprised
Most people who visit the Cholla Cactus Garden in Joshua Tree don't know that there is an old mine with an interesting bit of history just a few miles away gazing down on them. There are a few small prospects scattered along this side of the Hexie Mountains but two