When people ask me what I miss about Los Angeles, I’ve really come round to saying nothing. And then, maybe I pause and I say. Well, I miss Joshua Tree. Sure it’s not Los Angeles, but it’s proximity is something to be grateful for. An escape into Joshua Tree for me always felt other wordly. Up here in Oregon I get that experience a lot, it’s a different landscape but it’s still awe inspiring.
One of my favourite things about Joshua Tree is the things you find out there, and High Desert Test Sites are, well, some of those “things”. When I first read about Krblin Jihn Kabin I fell into an internet hole. It has to be one of the most elaborate storytelling experiences I’ve ever come across.
From it’s HDTS page “Like many of the cabins in the area, this structure was originally used to house defeated heretics. This site explores the history and context of this important structure and community, including the remnants of its remarkable compass wheel.”
Wait. You think. What does it even mean? Is this a real part of history? So you click this link. And into the internet hole you fall.
Are you completely weirded out/fascinated/dying to head there? We were too, and last year after Desert and Denim (yes, I’m exceptionally behind in posting in pictures) we went to hunt it down. (We: Jenny, Amy, Laura and I)
It’s actually a remarkable site, the light, the lines and the overall surreal-ness made it so so captivating. So much so I got so carried away taking photos I backed up into a huge cactus. Ouch. Forreals.
It feels nice to reflect on this tiny moment in time that is so many moments past but was spent with some of most favourite people in one of my most favourite places.