Pewits Nest State Natural Area

Pewits Nest State Natural Area – Cliffs on Lower Trail

Next stop was a 50/50 chance at seeing some amazing waterfalls and a rocky gorge at Pewits Nest State Natural Area. The trail here is composed of crushed gravel and seems very new.  It also appears the wooden fences are very new.  First we tried to access on the path to the right of this … Read more

Joshua Tree – Barker Dam

Joshua Tree - Barker Dam Nature Trail

From Keys View I stayed on the western side of the park and hiked the short 1 mile Barker Dam Nature Trail loop. Overall this hike is quite flat & easy.  Much of the area is covered in sand or bare stone with minimal rock hopping. Although if rocks are your thing, this is a … Read more

Joshua Tree – Fortynine Palms Oasis

Joshua Tree - Fortynine Palms Oasis

For the first major hike today I drove outside the park & back in to the north-central most point at Fortynine Palms Oasis.  Temps were starting to climb but overall today was beautiful and stayed around 80 degrees tops.  Not bad for December, eh? The trail climbs sharply up the mountainsides right from the start.  … Read more