A quick desert bobcat-related note

A few days back my neighbor Teddy Quinn asked me if I’d be willing to provide a minute or so of audio on the whole “bobcat trapping in Joshua Tree” issue I mentioned this week. Said audio would be aired on his new project, Radio Free Joshua Tree, a community podcast.

He asked me for a minute and I gave him five, but he played the whole thing anyway. It’s at minute 17 of hour 2 of his variety show for February 3, the whole thing of which you should check out. My neighborhood is replete with good musicians, and Teddy is kind of a local impresario curating their work and boosting their careers.

But if you don’t have time for that, or if you hate music, I’ve posted just my audio at Coyote Crossing as well.

I was reminded, doing this, of how easy and fun audio work is. I’ve decided I want to do more. Probably mostly ruminations on life in the desert, that kind of thing. If you want to be kept in the loop, my Twitter account is probably where I’ll announce new recordings more reliably. Follow me there to be part of the in-crowd.


  1. duane says

    Hey Chris,
    Slightly off topic, but have you ever done any hiking/backpacking in the San Rafael / Dick Smith / Sespe wilderness complex above Santa Barbara? Until a few years ago, I had no idea such a vast open space existed in So Cal. Since then, I’ve volunteered with groups to remove invasive tamarisk from rivers and creeks, do trail work on some of the 400 miles of backcountry trails, and generally enjoyed multi-day trips in a region that feels so remote it’s as if the 20 million people within a few hours drive don’t exist. I’m plugged in with a group establishing a 400 mile long backcountry trail that will stretch from I-5 near the PCT, through the complex, and up into the Ventana near Monterey. Its name? The Condor Trail!

  2. says

    Closest hiking I’ve done was actually in the Ventana Wilderness, and it was 30 years ago. But I do know it’s beautiful country up there. Far more rugged than I’d have expected, too.

    The Condor Trail sounds like a wonderful project.