Joshua Tree – Hidden Valley

Joshua Tree - Hidden Valley

Final stop for the day was a race against sundown to hike the box canyon at Hidden Valley. One of the plaques along the nature trail details how this was once a forest covered in trees and is now relict or restricted to a smaller area than was once found. Not really much to say … Read more

Joshua Tree – Split Rock

Joshua Tree - Split Rock Loop

Lunchtime was over and it was back to the trails.  Right across the street from Live Oak was the popular Split Rock Loop. Split Rock itself can be found right behind the trail head sign. Probably the best info sign I have seen yet, this one carried a simple message: “THIS IS A COOL PLACE … Read more

Joshua Tree – Cap Rock Sunset

Joshua Tree National Park - Cap Rock

December 2018.  Government shutdown looming.  Geminid meteor shower coming.  Vacation days left that need to be used.  Booked some quick tickets into Las Vegas with no firm plans other than seeking adventure.  The universe guided me down to Joshua Tree National Park. Pitched my tent at the Belle campground (which I was lucky to get, … Read more