Springs Preserve

Before it became the Springs Preserve, this natural spring in Las Vegas, Nevada was home to Native Americans, who used the spring as their water source. Later, early Mormon travelers and settlers used the springs as a major campsite followed by ranchers and finally current residents who eventually drilled wells to tap the aquifer to meet…

Newfoundland Mountains

One of my favorite things to do is botanize in the west desert of Utah.  Besides the off limits army and air force bombing ranges, one of the least visited and more difficult places to reach in the west desert are the Newfoundland Mountains; a desert island mountain range surrounded on all sides by salt…