Thursday, October 2, 2014

Desert Cabin, 29 Palms, CA

This old cabin is adjacent to our place in 29 Palms. It sits on 5 acres, and for the four years we've been coming here, I've never seen it occupied. It looks like it's been painted many times and many colors over the years... to the point where it would be tough to tell what the primary color is! The newest thing on this desert cabin is the swamp cooler hanging on the window on the right.
Some day I hope to meet the owner(s) and see why they don't use it. Who knows, may be they no longer want it? It has two things that are highly coveted by desert cabin standards:  city supplied water and electricity. Many of the little homestead cabins out here have neither, and it's very expensive to get.
The 5-acre parcel is in a great location. An excellent view of Indian Cove and the Wonderland of Rocks. A short walk up the adjacent wash and you are in Joshua Tree National Park. Here's what it looks like.
I just happened to take this short walk last Friday when we had some truly amazing skies. Below is a 3-image panorama shot of the Wonderland of Rocks in Joshua Tree National Park. Who wouldn't like to have this view out their cabin window??
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40 comments:

  1. Wow, the landscape is gorgeous.. I love the rocks, sky and the view of the mountains.. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

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  2. Nice. I love old things like this!

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  3. I love the look of this cabin and those rays of light. The desert scenery is spectacular. Stunning photographs!

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  4. That sky is stunning, love it! And love the look of that cabin.

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  5. Great post and gorgeous sky shots! Mother nature in her glory!

    Happy Weekend

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. Splendid splendid photos!
    Never met a swamp cooler before, thanks for that

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
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  7. really wonderful view of the landscape and open skies.

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  8. Marvelous sky and stunning view. You caught those rays just perfectly. Looks like a sweet little place.

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  9. That's a cool cabin, and fantastic views and skies.

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  10. The mysteries of the desert. Hard to tell what is going on.

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  11. The light in these shots is fabulous! I'd love a little place like that for vacationing.

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  12. Can my cat and I be your neighbor? Beautiful photos!

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  13. Amazing views of nature's beauties surrounding the cabin. No doubt there is a good story behind the vacant cabin - and quite a history too.

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  14. Both the landscape and the sky are just beautiful.
    JM, Illinois

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  15. Stunning photos - love the little cabin. You should look up the tax records and see who owns the cabin - would be interesting to find out who did all that work and got in water and electricity and then didn't use it. Love the view! Oh the swamp coolers - loved those in the desert.

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  16. Wonderful skies indeed. Not the most salubrious dwelling but I suppose it's all about location, location, location.

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  17. I do feel that what it lacks in style, it makes up for in potential!

    Nice.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  18. From my experience at 29 Palms the skies in this area are lovely!

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  19. Wonderful photos of this beautiful place in the desert, wonderful light and color!

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  20. Beautiful landscapes. The cabin has also airco looking at the big condenser. Pity it isn't used today.

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  21. I love the humble abode. All the more reason to enjoy the glorious landscape around. Gorgeous photos.

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  22. Gosh, you get the most amazing shots of the desert. That little cabin is sitting on a nice piece of property. I'd snap it up in a heartbeat if I could!

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  23. I want that panorama shot on my wall .... even if I live in Florida most of the time. So beautiful.

    Somebody must be there sometimes in that cabin, since they've recently added the swamp cooler. When we spent the winter in your town (most of the time in JTNP) we were quite fascinated by the desert shacks like this one. It's a sort of phenomenon we've certainly never seen anywhere else but between 29 Palms and the Salton Sea. I loved it. (Not enough boatable water, or else we would have been happy there forever. Maybe even in a shack.;>))

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  24. Beautiful pictures with dramatic skies!

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  25. your pictures always mesmerize me! Nothing short of magic reflected on your posts!

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  26. That landscape is stunningly, hauntingly beautiful. I second what Uppal wrote - your photos are mesmerizing, and so is the scenery you photograph! And those skies above the cabin - I couldn't really focus on the cabin, I was so distracted by that magnificent cloud, those lovely sunbeams, that magical lighting! But then I came back to earth and noticed the sign on the cabin. Reckon "Kern" is the name of the owner? Maybe you could leave them a note, tell them you'd like first refusal should they be interested in selling. Or leasing. :-)

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  27. Your pictures look like poetry!

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  28. magnificent sky and landscape! your photos are fantstic!

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  29. Always a treat to visit your site, thanks for sharing your photos with SWF and your kind comments on my post

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  30. Really beautiful, wow! Let us know if it's available :)

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  31. Wow, those are gorgeous photos, the scenery is so beautiful, almost unreal :). Thanks for stopping by pret-a-vivre.com.

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  32. That cabin has the most amazing views! What gorgeous shots.

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  33. What a great location!! I love that old cabin!!

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  34. Is it time to track down the owners and find out if they want to sell this place? You never know.

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  35. Fantastic photographs! I recently picked up a little place north of you, against the back of Copper Mountain. I love it... but THIS is what I was looking for. ;-)

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