Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sirius and the Winter Triangle

For the last two or three weeks I have been making an informal effort – weather permitting – of observing the winter sky at night. I simply go out at night with my little star map that I usually take … Continue reading

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Death Valley Puddles – Indian Pass

The Park Service website describes the route to Indian Pass in the Funeral Mountains on the east side of Death Valley as “moderately strenuous,” and gives an indication that there is a reliable source of water. This seemed to be … Continue reading

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On Water in Death Valley

One of the most striking impressions Death Valley leaves is how little water the human body actually needs versus how much we consume wastefully in our “civilized”daily lives. I packed a gallon and a half of water, my partner had … Continue reading

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