VOLUME 44 NUMBER 4 May, 1981
A Cathedral inthe Rockies
by John Wesley Sering
There before us, enhanced bythe rays of the setting sun,lay what seemed to be anenchanted city.
The Mountain Lion
SausmanRegardless of what you callthis cat, he's a fascinatinganimal. His power andstrength are legendary.
Sanguinez: Baja'sPrison of Hope
by Mary Eileen Twyman
The padre had assured Pablohe was forgiven. He was notmeant to live mired andtrapped in guilt.
Why Owens Lake isRed
by Wayne P. Armstrong
The coloration of OwensLake is caused byastronomical numbers ofmicroscopic algae andbacteria.
The Cactus CityClarion:
Mary Eileen Twyman,Ed.
News and nostalgia as seenby the nosiest newspaper inthe west. Where to go andwhat you'll find when youget there.
Hueco Tanks: Islandor Rock Pile?
by Joseph Leach
Thirty minutes east of El
a reddish stone upliftfloats serenely over the plainlike a great island in time.
The Life and Timesof Padre Kino
by Joseph F. Kelly
True to his vow of poverty,he was never known to keepa gift, sleep in a bed or ownmore than two shirts.
Reprieve for Brighty
by Alan J. Kania
The youngster, with tears inhis eyes, peered under thechain barrier and whimpered,"Where's Brighty?"
The Best of DavidMuench
by Don MacDonald
This famous photographercalls himself "a maverickwho studied under thetutorship of nature." Hiswork, indeed, is unique.
George Van Tasseland His Anti-GravityTime Machine
by Rosemary Evans
No one doubted his claim tohave hosted visitors fromouter space at his homeinside Giant Rock.
5 Editorial6 Letters27 The Second TimeAround34 Desert Rockhound35 Desert Calendar
The Living DesertChuck WagonCookin'Desert Product ofthe MonthThe Trading Post
Clouds, chased by high pressure clearing, roll acrossCalifornia's Mt. San Jacinto, witnessed by chollaand barrel cactus in the foreground. Photo by DavidMuench, 10 a.m. February, 1970. E6 Ektachrome,
10th sec. at F32, using 360mm Rodenstock lens.