The next couple of months will have many of our members going east to camp and explore our California deserts.
Here are some books we carry on our book table that you can use on your explorations. And, they are great reading even if you aren’t venturing over to the deserts!
The best desert flower/plant book is certainly California Desert Flowers by the Morhardts. Very comprehensive, easy to use, excellent photographs. A great book. $30, and 284 pages.
The California Deserts, An Ecological Rediscovery by Bruce Pavlik gives the reader a broad yet in-depth view of the desert areas including geography, animals, insects, plants and their adaptations, past historical events and impacts, and current threats. $28, and 365 pages.
Death Valley and the Northern Mojave by Tweed and Davis is a lovely book to look at and to read. Exquisite photographs celebrate this stark and lonely landscape. Desert travel advice is offered, with geology, vegetation, plants and animals and past history. Each specific area is mentioned with pictures and travel directions. $23, and 196 pages.
California’s Eastern Sierra by Sue Irwin is the traveler’s guide you need as you drive up Highway 395. The photography is outstanding. Every area is covered with advice for the traveler on what to see and how to get there all the way north to Bridgeport. After you see this book you will want to visit every area mentioned. $20, and 144 pages.
Happy reading and happy travels.
- Heather Johnson