Monday, February 07, 2005

Ghost Mountain Hike

Had a great weekend in the desert beginning with a hike up to the ruins of the Marshall South home on Ghost Mountain.

From 1930 to 1947, the eccentric poet, artist, and author named Marshal South and his family lived on this spot. Ghost Mountain is a remote, waterless mountaintop within the Anza-Borrego Desert in California. There is a lot of speculation about what went on during their stay on the mountain. Since their divorce in 1947, the three children and his ex-wife have been very secretive about their life in the desert. The walls have largely been destroyed but you can still see the catch basin and other cement structures they used to survive in the extreme climate.


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