|The hikers on their way into the Coxcomb Mountain range, just north of Desert Center, California. Photo from the May, 1953 issue of Desert Magazine. Photo by Niles Werner, article by Louise Werner.|
From the town of Desert Center, the Coxcomb mountains might not be visible on a windy day, thanks to construction of First Solar's Desert Sunlight project. A resident of Desert Center shared the photo below on Facebook of a dust storm at the Desert Sunlight solar project. If the topsoil had not been removed by First Solar's tractors to make way for solar panels, the Coxcomb Mountains that inspired an adventurous hike in 1953 would be visible in the background.
|Clouds of dust obscure the view of the Coxcomb Mountains from Desert Center. Photo by Donna Charpied.|