Tree Name: Desert Dweller
Local Temperature: Average summer temp 101°F
Soil Moisture: 0.035m3/m3
Tree Height: 8.1 meters, Tree Branch Number: 42
Moth Number: 9 per tree
Amount of Seeds per Pod: 270
Elevation: 1240 meters
Scavenger Hunt Directions: From the Hemingway parking lot walk 180 steps along trail to sign “climbing access trail” take a right for 35 steps
Tree 16: Handle: Desert Dweller
Yo, let me just start by saying if you don’t believe in climate change, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Pun intended. I love this planet and am hoping to find a lady-friend who’s right there with me. A lot of people are interested in superficial relationships. They want to hang out once or twice a year, take some selfies, maybe plaster my face all over their latest album cover or T-shirt design. They don’t even know my real name. In the words of Bob Dylan, “It ain’t me babe”.
Why am I online dating? The neighborhood is thinning out with all the funding cuts, poor air quality, drought… it’s making it harder to find the real deal. But, I know she’s out there; gorgeous and doing her part for a brighter future. #TrueLove #ActivisimIsHot
Interests: Keepin’ it local
Music: U2, Gram Parsons, acoustic guitar by the campfire. The harmonica.
Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright and anything he influenced.
Art: Too much to name. Google “Joshua Tree Artists” and be amazed.
Rock Climbers: Jim Bridwell (RIP), Todd Gordon, Tucker Tech. All legends.
Restaurants: Pappy & Harriet’s, Pie for the People, Crossroads Cafe, Sam’s Indian Food
Favorite Hikes: Real Hidden Valley Loop, Ryan Mountain, Boy Scout Trail (boulder version)
Activities: Farmer’s Market, J-Tree Music Festival, stargazing, Gem and Geode Show
My perfect date: Watching the black inky silhouettes of rocks and trees dance against a purple sky while the coyotes sing and the scent of creosote floats on the warm breeze. You’re there too ; )
Hit me up if you’re for real and a romantic ; )
Featured writer Lacey Worel