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Annadel State Park; Stories from the First 20 Years

William Krumbein, republished September 6, 2017, Santa Rosa CA

Paperback $9.95 and Kindle $4.99 on Amazon


Annadel State Park – The First 20 Years takes you back to the 1970s, 80s, and early 90’s. A history book of sorts, these are true stories and encounters between the park staff and park visitors (or animals, plants, rocks, fires, and even mysteriously buried old shoes), all documented in the park’s daily logbook. Park Rangers are needed to protect people from the park, and Park Rangers are needed to protect the park from people, and Park rangers are needed to protect the people from people. A Ranger’s job is never dull.


It’s been almost 25 years now since the book first came out. Only a thousand copies were printed. Long out-of-print, I’ve wanted to see this book available again. Just recently I discovered book-scanning services. Hurray! Now a new generation can see how things were “way back then.”

Memoirs  of Charles Mehlert

Charles Mehlert, 2007 Monterey CA


Park related chapters published from original manuscript by CSPRA. Contact any CSPRA  Officer to get a printed copy of that portion of this park pioneer's memoirs.

Contact Webmaster for a PDF of the entire 372 MB manuscript.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Paul R Johnson. 1982

Paperback at Amazon


Photographic images & captions by Paul R. Johnson with words by Harry Daniel, Mark C. Jorgensen & Paul R. Johnson  Published by Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association









The Forgotten Artist, Indians of Anza-Borrego and Their Rock Art

by Manfred Knaak, 1986

paperback at Amazon


Manfred Knaak's "The Forgotten Artist" is a beautifully rendered book about pictographs in the Anza-Borrego Desert of southern California where such Indian rock can be found. He shows comparatively how such rock art depictions may stand for ritual magic, or fertility rites, and perhaps shamanistic dreams. This books is visually beautiful with photographs illustrating this ancient art form of the Americas, which is not too different from their counterparts worldwide.





Keepers of the Sandbox (A Becker Series Mystery)

by Gregory Picard and Wendy Gorham


The stark desert wilderness of the Mojave is home to incredible beauty and incredible evil. State Park Ranger Chris Becker and his young daughter Allie, find themselves alone in this harsh world. As they must suddenly learn to navigate the pitfalls of a single-parent life, without Allie’s mother, there is an even great danger lurking. Gunshots in the night and a missing person case force Chris onto a trail of deception and greed that will lead him into ever-increasing peril. $3.99 on Amazon Kindle, April 17, 2017.









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