Mojave Trails Did you know, portions of the Mojave Desert east of Barstow between Interstate 15 & 40 is now recognized as National Monuments? Thanks in part to the Mojave Desert Land Trust and other conservation organizations and individuals, a wonderfully informative and easy to navigate website was created to guide visitors through this surprisingly beautiful area of Southern California.Continue reading
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The settlement of Barstow began in the late 1830s in the Mormon Corridor. Every fall and winter, as the weather cooled, the rain produced new grass growth and replenished the water sources in the Mojave Desert. People, goods and animal herds would move from New Mexico and later Utah to Los Angeles, along the Old Spanish Trail from Santa Fe, …
Barstow Stakeholder’s Survey Your responses are greatly needed in a survey about our community!! The Tourism Committee for Barstow is seeking the public’s help in answering a short survey on their thoughts about the area. We are going to use resident and stakeholder feedback to identify a common positive “brand” for Barstow. As in, which positive emotions and activities are viable for …Continue reading
If you haven’t witnessed a Mojave Desert sunset in the fall while toasting marshmallows or hiked the gorgeous Sawtooth Canyon, then you are missing out my friend! Gorgeous sunsets boast brilliant oranges, yellows, reds, and even shades of purple in the later parts of the year. These 3 BLM camping areas are a definite must visit for any lover of …Continue reading