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Death Valley Jim

Hidden Mojave Rock Art

He’s a desert enthusiast who has explored ghost towns, old mines and rock art sites of the Upper Mojave Desert. His guidebooks have also incited hate mail from locals. Death Valley Jim, 34, moved to California City five years ago. With a population of about 14,000, the city happens to be the third largest landwise in the entire state. At […]

Charcoal Kilns, Death Valley

The Charcoal Kilns of Death Valley

Ten structures stand like outer space beehives in a remote location of Death Valley National Park. They are charcoal kilns used during the Gold Rush when Death Valley was a mining haven. The kilns are 25 feet high, 30 feet in diameter and were designed with a low doorway and a high window in the back. […]

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