Hidden in plain sight (for millions of years)

I am Picacho Peak.  Although seven other ‘picacho’ were mentioned in this area, the Anza Expedition first recorded me as a prominent landmark in 1774. Picacho is Spanish for ‘big peak’ so picacho can describe any mountain.  My recorded history positioned me at 22 million years old, four times older than the Grand Canyon located …

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Adventure Update: October 19, 2018

It’s time to recap what we have been doing. The weekend approached, and I have no plans. The weather remained to be a very nice 68 degrees at 3 am, with cool mornings the last few days. I’ve had to change from summer clothes of a T-shirt, shorts, sox, and loafers.   Now, people look hard …

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What really happens…

It’s six o’clock on Tuesday morning. Bernie and Chris are in the car, and we are going to the desert.  Over our heads hang black storm clouds. Lightning flashes in the north and rolling thunder follows. If the normal weather pattern continues, I’ve about thirty minutes before the downpour reaches us. Our exercise desert spot …

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Sunday Morning Episode: August 19, 2018

Today at sunrise, I navigate to the same desert space that worked so well for us yesterday. With enjoyable memories fresh from their previous day’s adventure, Bernie and Chris burst from the car, chasing each other and darting through scrub brush.   Busy taking pictures of the glorious sunrise, I give a quick glance spotting …

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