Volume 26Number 10
OCTOBER, 1963This Month's Cover
Stream fishing in the California Sierras byHULBERT BURROUGHS.
6 New Ideas for Desert Living
By DAN LEE
8 The Barbecue
By SIDNEY PHILLIPS. Humorous essay ona popular Western custom.
10 The Truth About the Tortoise
By CHORAL PEPPER
12 Treasures of the Badlands
By FRANK DUNN. Salton Sea concretionsadd to collector's fun.
14 A Utah Bank's Claim to Fame
By RAYE PRICE. Fantastic, but true.
15 Canoeing on Lake Havasu
By GEORGE LEETCH
By HARRISON DOYLE, who has discoveredthat Chia may be cultivated.
20 Two Ways to the Tramway
By JACK PEPPER
By LOUISE CHENEY AUER. An adventurouswoman-prospector sought bonanza in Baja.
27 Time to Gather Pinyon Nuts
By DR. EDMUND C. JAEGER
29 Desert Cookery
LUCILLE CARLESON tells her secrets
pre-paring wild game.
30 Hunter's Paradise
32 Survival in the Desert34 Desert Camera
By FRANK JENSEN
37 Patio Coolers for Fall38 Letters from our Readers39 Chinle—The Sleeping Rainbow
Poem by GRACE R. BALLARD
FAMOUS EXPLORER AND MAN-OF-MANY-TALENTS MURL EMERY DISCOVERED THIS GIANT NATURALARCH IN A RUGGED AND ROCKY AREA NEAR HIS HOME IN NELSON, NEVADA. AFTER A MILEHIKE FROM THE HIGHWAY, YOUNG TRENT PEPPER NAMED THE MONUMENT "EMERY'S ARCH."
THE SOUTHWEST IN OCTOBER
By JACK PEPPER
TWO WAYS TO THE TRAMWAY.
Postponed from its original open-ing date in August, the $7,700,000 Palm Springs Tramway was sched-uled to open September 14, after the October issue of DESERT is onthe press. In line with its policy to report not only the surface facts,but also the background and beneath the surface material on hap-penings in the Southwest, we have presented the views of the con-servationists who have done so much for the preservation of ourwilderness areas, along with the feelings of the Tramway officials.The spectacular color photograph on Page 20 is through the courtesyof Tramway Land and McFadden and Eddy Associates.
Along with the same controversial sub-ject of how to keep the "wilderness areas" in their natural state, aproposed new plan by Edward F. Dolder, chief of the California Di-vision of Beaches and Parks, may be the solution, at least for someareas. Under the proposed plan a family would drive to a designatedarea where their camping gear would be picked up by rangers whowould truck it over a service road to a remote area. The camperswould then hike to the area. Dolder explains that many areas arefine for camping but would be ruined by roads and parking areas.The campers would have water, sanitation facilities, tables, etc., but,
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