Welcome to the official website of Death Valley Jim – adventurer, author, guide, and photographer.

Since 2011, I have been tracking down and writing stories about Death Valley, the Mojave Desert, and the American Southwest. I’m happy to share those stories with those who have the desire to listen and learn about the cultural, historical, biological, and ecological histories of the desert. Contained within the pages of this webpage you will find hundreds of these stories, along with many educational guides that I have put together to help you experience the desert in a more enlightened way.

Whether you are a new comer, or a life long student of the desert, I believe that you will find something here to entertain, educate, or enlighten you.


Death Valley Jim News

It has been a helluva few months.

Over the past seven years, Death Valley Jim has been a self sustaining operation. I would release new books several times per year, and provide a guide service for those that wanted an adventure in Mojave Desert Region. The Death Valley Jim website was regularly updated with new locations and...

Death Valley Foods – Death Valley Hot Sauces

    I’m very proud to announce the launch of Death Valley Foods, an adventure in the culinary arts. I have planned this launch for several months, despite the idea first coming to me many years ago. The first two items to be available from Death Valley Foods is my 134 Degrees hot...