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196811 Desert Magazine 1968 November

196811 Desert Magazine 1968 November

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DESERT MAGAZINE BOOK SHOP
ANZA-BORREGO DESERT GUIDE
by
Horace
Par-
ker.
Second edition
of
this well-illustrated
and
documented book
is
enlarged considerably. Topsamong guidebooks,
it is
equally recommendedfor research material
in an
area that
was
crossedby Anza,
Kit
Carson,
the
Mormon Battalion,49ers, Railroad Survey parties, Pegleg Smith,
the
JackassMail,Butterfield Stage,
and
today'sadventurous tourists.
139
pages, cardboardcover, $2.95.
THE
MAN WHO
WALKED THROUGH TIME
by
Colin Fletcher.
An
odyssey
of a man who
livedsimply
and in
solitude
for two
months
as he
hiked through
the
Grand Canyon. Combininghis physical prowess with Thoreau-like observa-tions,
the
author
has
written
a
book
of
greatmagnitude. Hardcover, illustrated,
239
pages,$5.95.
AMATEUR GUIDE
TO
BOTTLE COLLECTING
by Bea
Boynton.
Popular little book
for
beginners. High-ly recommended. Paper. $1.00.
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ON DESERT TRAILS
By RANDALL HENDERSONFounder
and
publisher
of
Desert Maga-zine
for 23
years, Randall Henderson
is
one
of the
first good writers
to
reveal
the
beauty
of the
mysterious desert areas.His experiences, combined with
his com-
-nenfs
on the
desert
of
yesterday
and
today, make this book
a
MUST
for
thosewho want
to
understand
the
southwest.Hardcover, illustrated,
375
pages.
$5.00
FANTASIES
OF
GOLD
by E. B.
Sayles.
During
his search
for
archeological finds
for
more than30 years,
the
author
was
exposed
to the
rumorsand legends
of
lost gold
and
treasures. Afterhis retirement
as
curator
of the
Arizona StateMuseum,
he
classified
and
delved into thesestill unsolved mysteries.
An
interesting
and in-
formative book
on
lost bonanzas
and
legends,many
of
which have never been published.Hardcover, well illustrated,
135
pages, $6.50.
MAMMALS
OF
DEEP CANYON
by R.
Mark Ryan.
A study
of the
habits
of
more than
40
animalsliving
in the
Deep Canyon Research Area
in the
Colorado Desert.
The
site
was
selected becauseits ecology
is
typical
of
deserts throughout
the
world. Paperback, illustrated,
1
37
pages, $2.95.
EXPLORING DEATH VALLEY
By RUTH KIRKA comprehensive guide
to the
wondersof Death Valley National Monument withcomplete details
as to
where
to go by
car, 4-wheel-drive
and on
foot. Intro-ductory chapters summarize
the
Valley'shistory, geology, animals, plants
and
weather. Directory section tells where
to
find lodging, meals,
gas
stations, camp-grounds
and
driving techniques. Paper-back, slick paper, photos
and
maps,
88
pages.
$1.95
GEMS, MINERALS, CRYSTALS
AND
ORES
by
Richard
M.
Pearl.
A
paperback edition
of his
best-selling hardcover book which
has
been
out
of print
for a
year. From agate
to
zircon,
the
book tells where gems, minerals, crystals
and
ores
can be
found,
how
they
are
identified,
col-
lected,
cut and
displayed. Paperback, slickpaper,
64
color photographs,
320
pages, $2.95.
1000 MILLION YEARS
ON THE
COLORADO
PLA-
TEAU
by Al
Look.
For 40
years
the
author
has
hiked over
and
explored
the
Colorado Plateau.Citing
the
area
as a
typical example
of the
earth's overall evolution,
he
gives
a
vivid
ac-
count
of the
geology, paleontology, archeologyand uranium discoveries starting back
1000
million years. Written
for the
layman,
the non-
fiction account reads like
a
journey throughtime. Hardcover, illustrated,
300
page:., $3.75.
BIRDS
OF
SOUTHWESTERN DESERT
by G. T.
Smith.
Informal,
but
informative with coloreddrawings
and
lively text. $2.95.
WHEN ORDERING BOOKSPLEASE
Add 50 cents PER ORDER(Not Each Book)for handling and mailing
California residents
add 5
percentsales
tax,
regardless
of
whether
you
are
a
Republican
or
Democrat.Send check
or
money order
to
Desert Maga-zine Book Shop, Palm Desert, California92260. Sorry,
but we
cannot accept chargesor C.O.D. orders.
HUNTING LOST MINES
BY
HELICOPTER
by
Erie
Stanley Gardner.
As
fascinating
as one of his
Perry Mason mysteries,
the
author takes
you
into Arizona's Superstition Mountains lookingfor
the
Lost Dutchman mine
and
into
the
TrigoMountains
in
search
of
Nummel's lost bonanza.Hardcover, color photos. $7.50.
DESERT GARDENING
by the
editors
of
Sunset
Books.
Written exclusively
for
desert gardeners,this book
is
climate zoned with maps pinpoint-ing five diverse desert zones. Calendar
pre-
sents plans
for
care
of
plantings throughoutthe year.
11
lustrated,
8 x 11
heavy paperback,Si
.95.
HIGH TRAILS WEST
by
Robert
F.
Leslie.
Com
plete information about
the
trail systems fromthe Canadian border
to
Mexico
is
provided
by
the author including itineraries, maps, trailtips
and
what
to do in
case
of
danger alongwith persona! experiences. Excellent
for
camp-ers
and
hikers. Hardcover,
277
pages, $4.95.
MINES
OF
DEATH VALLEY
By BURR BELDENAn authority
of
Death Valley, Burr
Bel-
den tells
the
story
of
fabulous miningbooms,
of men who
braved
hot
wastes
to
find gold
and
silver bonanzas from
1849
to World
War II.
Accounts
of the
famousLost Gunsight
and
Lost Breyfogle minesand
an
explanation
of the
Lost MormonDiggings
are
based
on
factual research.Paperback, illustrated,
72
pages.
$1.95
GEM,
MINERAL
AND
4-WHEEL-DRIVE MAPS
com-
piled
by
Dale Hileman.
Maps showing
gem
and mineral collecting areas, roads
for
passen-ger cars
and 4WD
roads only.
Map No. 1 is on
Last Chance Canyon, Mesquite Canyon
and
Iron Canyon
in
Kern County.
Map No. 2
coversthe Opal Mountain
and
Black Canyon areas
in
San Bernardino County. Both
are
black
and
red colors
on
1
6x17-inch parchment paper.$1
.00 per map.
PIONEERS
OF THE
WESTERN FRONTIER
by Har-
riett Farnsworth.
The
author presents
the Old
West through
the
eyes
of
old-timers
who are
still ahve. Each chapter
is an
interview witha prospector
or
adventurer reminiscing aboutthe days back when. Hardcover, illustrated,
12^
pages, $2.95.
FOR COMPLETE BOOK CATALOG WRITE
TO
DESERT MAGAZINE, PALM DESERT, CALIFORNIA 92260
 
Volurre 31Number
1
1
NOVEMBER,
1968
WILLIAM KNYVETT
PUBLISHER
JACK PEPPER
EDITOR
CONTENTS
4 Book Reviews6 Pioneer Village
By KENNETH BARTLETT
8 California Mitchell Caverns
By FRANK TAYLORROGER DEANArt DirectorELTA SHIVELYExecutive SecretaryMARVEL BARRETTBusinessLLOYD SHIVELYCirculationCHORAL PEPPERTravel Feature Editor
10
An Old
Fort Road
By WALTER FORD
14
We
Lost
A
Ledge
of
Gold!
By
ASA M.
RUSSELL
18
The
Desolate Drama
of
Death Valley24 Death Valley National Encampment26 Death Valley Borax
By
BEN
TRAYWICKJACK DELANEYStaff WriterBILL BRYANBack Country EditorEDITORIAL OFFICES: 74-109 Larrea, Palm Desert,Califo-nia 92260. Area Code
714
346-8144.Unsolicited manuscripts
and
photographs
not
accompanied
by
self addressed, stamped
and zip
coded envelopes will
NOT be
returned.ADVERTISING OFFICES: James March
&
Asso-ciates
Inc., 1709
West
8th
Street,
Los
Angeles,California 90017, HUbbard 3-0561—115
New
Montgomery,
San
Francisco, California 94105,DOuglas 2-4994. Listed
in
Standard Rate
&
Data.CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT: 74-109 Larrea,Palm Desert, California 92260. Desert Magazineis published monthly. Subscription prices: UnitedStates
1
year, $5.00;
2
years, $9.50;
3
years,
$13.00.
Foreign subscribers
add $1.00 U. S.
Currency
for
each year.
See
Subscription OrderForm
n
back
of
this issue. Allow five weeks
for
change
of
address
and be
sure
to
send bothnew
and old
addresses with
zip
code.DESERT
is
published monthly
by
Desert Magazine,Palm Desert, Calif. Second Class Postage paid
at
Palm Desert, Calif.,
and at
additional mailingoffices under
Act of
March
3, 1879.
Title regis-tered
NO.
358865
in U. S.
Patent Office,
and
conterts copyrighted
1968 by
Desert Magazine.Unsolicited manuscripts
and
photographs cannotbe returned
or
acknowledged unless full returnpostage
is
enclosed. Permission
to
reproduce
con-
tents rrust
be
secured from
the
editor
in
writing.
28 Riddle
of the
Racetrack
By ROGER MITCHELL
31 Adventures
in
Desert Camping
By RANDALL HENDERSON
35 Peek
in the
Publisher's Poke36 Calabasas
By FLORENCE DIEHL
37 Woman's View Point38 Back Country Travel
By BILL BRYAN
39 Calendar
of
Western Events42 Letters
NOVEMBER COLOR PHOTOS
The rolling patterns
of
sand formed
by the
winds
of
DeathValley
are
captured
in the
dramatic cover photograph
by
DavidMuench,
of
Santa Barbara, Calif.
The
loneliness
of
Death Valleyis portrayed
in the
back cover photograph
by
Hubert Lowman.

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