Death Valley Jim

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

The Mojave Desert: Yesterday and Today

The images of yesterday fade from our minds as quickly as the desert landscape alters after an earthquake. For many the only recollection that we have of the original miners, shop-keepers, real estate tycoons, and whores are through whiskey drenched stories, and tattered photographs. Jim has taken...

Launch of Photography by Death Valley Jim Website

If you follow my page on Facebook, you have likely been exposed to thousands of my standalone photographs. For several years I have published photographs directly to Facebook each day for viewer enjoyment. This past week, I have begun posting those photographs to a new photography website, as...