In the Mojave desert lies an invisible river that flows beneath the many towns and cities that draw water from it to parch the thirst of their residents. Overlaying this river lies a highway that connects the towns running from 29 Palms in the high desert to Palm Springs and its adjacent retirement communities down to Brawley at its southern terminus. Along the way, tales of growth and abandonment and wealth and poverty abound.

In the Mojave desert lies an invisible river that flows beneath the many towns and cities that draw water from it to parch the thirst of their residents. Overlaying this river lies a highway that connects the towns running from 29 Palms in the high desert to Palm Springs and its adjacent retirement communities down to Brawley at its southern terminus. Along the way, tales of growth and abandonment and wealth and poverty abound.

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 In the Mojave desert lies an invisible river that flows beneath the many towns and cities that draw water from it to parch the thirst of their residents. Overlaying this river lies a highway that connects the towns running from 29 Palms in the high desert to Palm Springs and its adjacent retirement communities down to Brawley at its southern terminus. Along the way, tales of growth and abandonment and wealth and poverty abound.
mireles_2013_desert-1450.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-1595.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-1712.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-2041.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-2230.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-2469.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-2524.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-2713.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-2563.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-2825-Edit.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-3115.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-3135.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-3424.jpg
mireles_april_2014-1271.jpg
mireles_april_2014-1487.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-3561.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-3840.jpg
john_mireles-polo_fields-1975-Edit.jpg
john_mireles-polo_fields-2050.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-3822.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4151.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4007.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4256.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4349.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4386.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4443.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4533.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4491.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4102.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4041.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4780.jpg
mireles_2013_desert-4572.jpg

In the Mojave desert lies an invisible river that flows beneath the many towns and cities that draw water from it to parch the thirst of their residents. Overlaying this river lies a highway that connects the towns running from 29 Palms in the high desert to Palm Springs and its adjacent retirement communities down to Brawley at its southern terminus. Along the way, tales of growth and abandonment and wealth and poverty abound.

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