May 24, 2009

Herpin in the Mojave

Yeah I've been MIA. Work and school are taking up too much time...3 more weeks left. Last weekend I went out to the Mojave Desert for my herpetology class. To answer your questions, yes, I spelled it correctly, and no it's probably not what you're thinking it is. It's the study of reptiles and amphibians. Herpeton is the Greek word for crawling animal. We were out there to catch and study some reptiles. I hadn't gone camping for about a year and realized I really missed it. You can't see stars in the suburbs like you can here. No food pics here because I lived off ramen, snacks, and lots of water...

@ the Kelso "Singing" Dunes

Speckled Rattlesnake

Long Nosed Snake.

Can you find the Desert Tortoise?

And lastly, some beetles getting it on!

Well, this is a food blog, so I figure I should post a quick pit stop at Baker on the way back home. Anyone going to Vegas from Southern Cali probably will recognize this place...

Array of different hot sauces...

But more known for their different jerkies. Beef, pork, buffalo, turkey, gator and a variety of different flavors. Free samples to the left of the cashier. They also have some random candies, nuts, and olives. I thought the Buffalo was pretty good. The marinade tasted a bit like bulgogi. They also have some flavor called "Colon Cleanser," and I ate a little piece of that. It definitely left a burning sensation in your mouth for a little bit, but it wasn't overwhelming and had a very peppery taste to it. But then again I only ate a little piece.

Know it yet?

72242 Baker Blvd
Baker, CA 92309

Follow up to the Mystery Hour post to come soon....just too lazy to write back a while ago from another herp trip. Good night.

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Carol said...

heehee, herpetology. It's one of those funny words.

That rattler is spooky-cool looking! My dogs just went through rattlesnake "avoidance" training a few weeks ago so I can still hear the rattling in my head.

Okay, I have a confession. I'm a closet jerky lover. I love spicy sweet ones especially so no doubt I'd be trying every one of those jerkies.

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