1 June 2017

Back To Journal A birdy lagoon—Enterprising ninos—A rephoto opportunity—Working harder not smarter—Some reflections on rephotography—A rephoto first—The Gray Thrasher—In which I…


2 June 2017

Back To Journal A storied ranch—Colonizing Baja—Failed colonies and family fortunes—Revolution!—Bertie and Salve—Uncommon hosts, then and now—Profile of a collector—Uncommon…


3 June 2017

Back To Journal Time-honored travel tribulations—We nearly come up short—The Socorro Mine—A California condor (or six)—A very rare rodent Sierra San Pedro Martir—Geological…


4 June 2017

Back To Journal Gearing up—A historic meadow—Whitney’s interview with the rattlesnake—Meadow ecology—A brief history of grazing–The ejido—La Grulla’s history–La…


5 June 2017

Back To Journal Camp flora—A riparian walk—A naturalist’s paradise—I get some bird learning—What Don Rolando knows—To eat or not to eat the Sierra San Pedro Rainbow Trout—James…


6 June 2017

Back To Journal Ford Carpenter’s 1903 photo-diary—Early exploration of Baja—Skirting the limits of Credulity–The trials of Pingree Osburn—Some near historical analogs—The…


7 June 2017

Back To Journal A day of rest—Archaeological aspirations—A ruined mission—The Kiliwa Indians—An aboriginal stronghold—Another parched walk—Water water everywhere—Fr. Baegert’s…


8 June 2017

Back To Journal Aeda’s origins—A deepening mystery—The hot hike out—A worrisome ride—Dust and gas—A brief summary of findings—Pibi Martorell & the centenarian—Aeda’s origins,…


9 June 2017

Back To Journal Our leader’s departure—The Elfin Forest of California—Shaggy mountain temples—The pinyon harvest—A wake of condors—A lost cabin—The Museum of…


10 June 2017

Back To Journal10 June, 7am, Rancho Meling to Valladares We are packed and ready to go by breakfast, excited to head south through the mountains to the old mining town of…