In 2005, I tagged along on one of my favorite adventures to date, a camping trip to Crystal Peak with Dad, Uncle Ryan, Averi, my brother, Will, and my dog, […]
April, 2015 Around the time that the Desertislanders idea was conceived, I questioned my dad about potentially cool Great Basin excursions I might be able to embark on. One of […]
Desertislanders is back, everyone! In fact, it was never intended to have fallen off the radar like it did. This continues to be my pet project–one i feel compelled to […]
After Dad had told me about this encounter at Stateline, an old mining town like many that once thrived in the area, complete with abandoned homes, shops, mining equipment, and gaping mine shafts, I was legitimately wowed. It seemingly dwarfed my own adventure by a hundred times. But it only took a moment to realize that, while I am in this to relive the past, I am in it more to gain my own experiences with the past as a point of reference.
Cathedral Gorge was always one of those adventure dreamlands my mind would wander back to over the years, but until last month, the most recent visit I made was back […]
Our first trip together as Desertislanders is a throwback to March of 2004, the date of our first self-documented camping trip together and entry number one in our short-lived childhood […]
Desertislanders gets its name from the 1998-2008 hobby/travel website Desertislands: Exploring the Great Basin. My dad, Dave, and Uncle Ryan took it upon themselves to experience the oddities and awesome […]
Who are we? We’re nobody really. Just explorers full of curiosity. We’re Shelby and Averi, a pair of cousins inspired since childhood by our dads, who were in turn inspired […]