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Gram Parsons Was a Desert Rat

Thirty-nine years ago today, Gram Parsons departed this world at Room 8 of the Joshua Tree Inn outside of his favorite place in the world, Joshua Tree National Park. His music changed rock and roll forever. The album The Guilded Palace of Sin by The Flying Burrito Brothers, his band with Chris Hillman after they both […]

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The Mist Trail: Deadly Beauty

The Mist Trail at Yosemite National Park is one of the most beautiful hikes I’ve done. It is a steep climb up the Merced River gorge toward Vernal Fall, and even higher beyond that to visit Nevada Fall, and upper Yosemite Valley beyond that. It was a welcome hike on a warm, late Spring day, […]

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