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Memories of Garner Valley

Garner Valley is placed between the sky islands of San Jacinto (10,833′) and Santa Rosa (8,717′) in southern Riverside County. My first visit here was June of 2011 with the San Diego Natural History Museum science team. I’d driven past our camping spot at Morris Creek many times when driving to Idyllwild, only nine miles … Read more

2014-10-23 Autumn In Garner Valley

In the past I’ve written about my late June meetings with Pinyon Jays in Garner Valley, but on this autumn visit there were different avian hosts to entertain me. I spent most of my time along Morris Creek where it emerges from the chaparral-covered slopes onto the valley floor and meets the larger valley below. … Read more

2014 Late June At Garner Valley

I recall a lot of MacGyvering to my Samurai before this trip. I wanted to provide a sleeping quarters, suspended from the side of the vehicle, and a tent on a portable platform. I put a lot of effort into the project, but later scrapped the whole thing when I realized that travel in the … Read more