Mojave River Valley Museum
The White Heart of Mojave
An Adventure with the Outdoors of the Desert
Edna Brush Perkins
The Feel of the Outdoors
BEYOND the walls and solid roofs of houses is the outdoors. It is always on the doorstep. The sky, serene, or ...
How We Found Mojave
WHEN the automobile was delivered into our hands at Los Angeles we wanted to turn around immediately and drive back ...
The White Heart
WE had indeed found her. The morning sun came up over the immense valley ringed with beautiful, reposeful mountains. ...
DEATH VALLEY was the goal, but after the day at Saratoga Springs one thing was certain: no matter if we could get ...
Entering Death Valley
THE way to Death Valley from Beatty is across a shallower valley and through Daylight Pass at an elevation of ...
The Strangest Farm in the World
ON the fourth day we bade "Old Johnnie" farewell, and descended into the quivering white basin. The next camp was to ...
The Burning Sands
EVERY day that we stayed in Death Valley seemed more awful than the last. From ten o'clock in the morning until ...
The Dry Camp
WHEN the sun stood over Tucki and the mesquites began to have real shadows beside them we resumed our journey. ...
The Mountain Spring
THE next day's climb was easier, for by the time the sun had asserted its full vigor we were at an altitude where ...
The High White Peaks
WILD ROSE CANYON has a lovely name, justified by a small clump of bushes that may bear wild roses sometime. ...
Snowstorm and Sandstorm
BREAKFAST was late next morning like Sunday breakfasts in houses. Charlotte asked if it was Sunday. No one knew ...
The End of the Adventure
IT was April when we returned to Silver Lake. Spring was walking on the desert. The sand and the stony mesas were ...
This book originally published in 1922 describes two friends on an adventure to explore the White Heart of the Mojave Desert.
I've left most of the text intact which probably isn't acceptable by modern grammatical standards, but maintains the personal feel of
With a few exceptions of original photos as noted, all photos and maps have been provided by me as I feel are appropriate to the text.
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