Books by Death Valley Jim

 

 

   Hidden Joshua Tree: The Real Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Having spent the last eight months extensively exploring Joshua Tree National Park, Jim has uncovered many of the “hidden” spots in the park. These “hidden” spots are places that most people do not realize exist, and those that do, only speak of them to those they feel are entitled.

Finally, for the first time, the “average Joe” will have the opportunity to visit and explore these cultural and archaeological sites. If you have interest in Native American Rock Art, habitation sites, mining, or the odd and interesting, you will want to have this book in your collection.

GPS coordinates, site history, and topographic maps are included!

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Hidden Joshua Tree II: The Real Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Hidden Joshua Tree II takes  a look at the remote backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park. This volume is highly focused on the seldom visited Pinto Basin, Coxcomb Mountains, Pinto Mountains, Little San Bernardino Mountains, and some of the more remote locations in the north and east sections of the park.

Jim has again focused his work on finding, researching, and recording archaeological and cultural sites. From Native American “Rock Art,” mines, fossils, and habitation sites – they are all found within these pages.

GPS coordinates, site history, and topographic maps are included!

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Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. I

Perhaps you will find your favorite secret place or discover some new places you’ve never heard of. A few of the places contained within these pages are: the lonely mountain ghost town of Lookout City, the strangely interesting Saltdale, Llano Del Rio (located within civilization, yet somehow far removed), the mysterious Sheep Springs Petroglyphs, lonely Goler, the slowly disappearing Ruth Mine, and many, many more.

Historians, archeological enthusiasts, amateur prospectors and mining enthusiasts, tourists, and local residents alike are invited to join Death Valley Jim in following him in the footsteps of those who blazed the trails of one of the most unique places in the world known as the Mojave Desert. The secret places are here for you to discover, now you just have to find them.

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Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. II

Volume 2 of this popular series brings you all new “secret locations” in the Mojave Desert. Including the western portion of Death Valley National Park, Inyo County, Kern County, and portions of Nevada. This is a must have for the explorer, adventurer, or anyone interested in the history of the Mojave Desert.

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Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. III

Volume 3 of this popular series brings you all new “secret locations” in the Mojave Desert. Including Route 66, The Mojave Nation Preserve, the Tehachapi Mountains, Lake Isabella area, as well as the Lone Pine region This is a must have for the explorer, adventurer, or anyone interested in the history of the Mojave Desert.

Includes GPS coordinates!
Expanded & Revised Edition contains easier to read maps, and new locations!

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secrets4Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. IV
Joshua Tree National Park & The Mojave National Preserve

Volume IV focuses on the “secret” places within Joshua Tree National Park, The Mojave National Preserve, and surrounding areas. You will not be able to find many of these locations in any other publication because they have been so fiercely protected by the powers that be. It is expected this book will be met with much criticism and resistance from many, but it is Jim’s hope that just as the lovers of the desert and its history always have, they will continue to respect these natural and anthropological wonders. “Take only pictures and memories, leave only footprints.”

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secrets5Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. V
Exploring Death Valley

Volume V is Jim’s first book to exclusively focus on Death Valley National Park. The book takes a particular look at the southern and western portions of the park. Whether your interest lies in Ghost Towns, mines, “rock art”, or natural wonders, there is something here for everyone. No tourist attractions included! Includes GPS coordinates, maps, and historic information.

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Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. VI
Exploring Death Valley II

Volume VI picks up where Vol. V left off, again focusing on Death Valley National Park. This time however Jim takes a look at locations in the northern and eastern parts of the park, including the main valley. Whether your interest lies in Ghost Towns, mines, “rock art”, or natural wonders, there is something here for everyone. No tourist attractions included! Includes GPS coordinates, maps, and historic information.

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Secret Places in the Mojave Desert Vol. VII

Jim returns with Vol. 7 in the popular Secret Places in the Mojave Desert series. Like previous volumes, Jim takes a look at various ghost towns, mines, natural wonders, and Native American sites across the Mojave Desert. Geographically, this volume is focused on Saline Valley, Barstow region, San Bernardino Mountains, Southern Nevada (including Valley of Fire State Park), and Twentynine Palms.

Includes historic information, topographic maps, GPS coordinates, and photographs.

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Analyzing Rock Art of the Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert was settled long before the white man stepped foot on its soil in the 1800’s in search of riches. The earliest inhabitants left their mark on this vast landscape in the form of pictographs and petroglyphs (painted and carved designs on stones). To some these writings are a form of ancient graffiti, but to the descendants of those that created these pieces of art they hold a spiritual meaning.

Travel from the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine to the ancient lake of Little Lake, to the Kern River Valley, the mountains of Indian Wells and the foothills of the Tehachapi Mountains.

ANALYZING ROCK ART OF THE MOJAVE DESERT takes a closer look at these art galleries of the past. Full color, enhanced imaging is presented that allows for an in-depth look at the fading designs before they slip into obscurity.

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Rock Art of the Upper Mojave Desert

Coffee table style book documenting petroglyphs and pictographs in the Upper Mojave Desert.

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