Monday, September 5, 2011

Joshua trees

Fred and I spent Labor Day weekend camping in Joshua Tree National Park. We took a bit of a risk visiting a desert in summer but we really lucked out. There were clouds most of the day that absorbed some of the suns rays. Neither Fred or I had ever been to Joshua Tree, and we were in for a treat. This place is AMAZING!

Joshua Trees are incredibly beautiful, and so unique. Each one has its own personality.

Jessica! The reason Fred and I risked the weather.

Wall Street Mill Trail.
Jessica is a JTNP pro.

Although this picture is beautiful it does not begin to capture the intensity of this park.

There are remnants of miners scattered around Joshua Tree, although Wall Street Mill is supposed to be the best preserved gold mill in the area.  It is unbelievable that miners could survive in the desert with so little resources.

We didn't see any big lizards (or Big horn sheep or tortoises!) BUT I enjoyed the pattern on this little guy.

Skull Rock.

We are already planning our return, just two months from now. There is so much to do and to see, we just scratched the surface of what this area has to offer.

1 comment:

  1. What amazing photos and you all look "cool". That's a great thing. I love your campsite photo. So picturesque. WOW. Well done on capturing the uniqueness of Joshua Tree. Please try to take the Keys Ranch tour next time. You'll learn more about the human element of that intriguing place. Trust me.


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