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The 2010 Desert Treasures Issue

12/01/2012 ● By Steve

Enjoy the full digital edition of the first Sun Runner Desert Treasures Issue (December 2010/January 2011) highlighting people who are cultural treasures in the California deserts, including Mart

Desert Writers Gather At Oasis Beneath The Full Moon By Steve Brown

11/09/2012 ● By Steve

Our Desert Writers Celebration, held under a full moon at the 29 Palms Inn on the Oasis of Mara, was a great evening of writers, poets, books, food (including our favorite Joshua Treets Ice Cream), music, and fire dancing.

The Way of Things – Petroglyphs of the Coso Mountains By Carlos Gallinger

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

The Coso Mountain petroglyphs are the last remnant of a society that started thousands of years ago and lived almost to our present time. Through the artistry and symbolism of these petroglyphs we know that it was a hunter- gatherer society based on hunting desert bighorn sheep, and so the desert bighorn sheep loom large in its everyday culture and mythology just as the buffalo hunting societies that once lived on the Great Plains centered their culture and mythology on the buffalo.

Gold Prospecting: Right Place, Right Time, Right Equipment, Bad Technique By Philip Bonafede

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

The old adage of,” if gold were easy to find then everyone would be doing it,” rings so true! You can arrive at the best place at the best time with the best equipment and yet failure to have a solid foundation of good recovery and hunting techniques can leave you high and dry

Real Desert Gift Ideas By Steve Brown

11/09/2012 ● By Steve

It’s that time of year again, the time when humanity overruns shopping malls and ships full of Chinese merchandise are unloaded upon our shores. But we have one tip for your consideration this holiday season..... Shop independent and local. Support shopping that supports our communities.

Orient Yourself with the Desert Institute By Delphine Lucas

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

One of the joys of living in the desert is having the opportunity to take Desert Institute classes. I recently enrolled in “Basic Map & Compass” because my husband and I love to explore Joshua Tree National Park and other places across the desert. We hiked in the park using a National Geographic map, only to find that the reality around us bore no resemblance to what was on the map.

The Tortoise Telegraph : News gathered around the desert – at its own pace Deplorable Stupidity: 27, Timeless Treasures

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

The state of our California State Parks is heartbreakingly sad. Our state’s natural, cultural, and historic treasures are in a state of limbo and neglect by both Sacramento and voters.

Dry Heat By Steve Brown

11/09/2012 ● By Denise Brown

I love exploring the desert. All of it. We are blessed with an impressive and diverse range of things to do and see here, and for those of us who can’t get enough, we’re in no danger of running out of what we crave anytime soon.

Video of Harrison House's "Under the Scorpio Moon"

11/02/2012 ● By Steve

Enjoy the video of Harrison House Music & Arts' production "Under the Scorpio Moon: A Performance Art Experience," filmed October 17, 2012 during the Hwy 62 Art Tours by Dan O'Dowd.

The Sun Runner Expands Travel Features with Desert Road Trips Issue

10/22/2012 ● By Steve

The Sun Runner Magazine is expanding its popular travel coverage with the Desert Road Trips Issue for December, 2012/January, 2013.