Tag Archives: California

Climbing Joshua Tree’s Cap Rock

Here are some more photos from our time in Joshua Tree National Park. On this day we hiked around the Cap Rock area and Trey and I did some boulder climbing/scrambling up to the top. Click for a larger view of this panorama

Forty-Nine Palms Oasis

On September 23rd, Heidi‚Äôs birthday, we decided to hike to the Forty Nine Palms Oasis, one of 5 Desert Fan Palm oases in Joshua Tree National Park. It was a 3.3 mile hike up and down the desert mountain side to a nicely shaded oasis. […]

Desert Bighorn Sheep of Joshua Tree

Our first morning in Joshua Tree Nat’l Park we woke up before the sun rose and hiked to Barker Dam. The dam was built in 1900 by early cattlemen and still stands today. A park ranger told us there was a pretty good chance we’d […]

Joshua Tree National Park

One of our favorite parts of the trip was the 2 1/2 days we spent in Joshua Tree National Park. We camped at Jumbo Rocks and it was the perfect locale. Right next to our tent was a massive rock with a little cave in […]

Salt Flats in B/W

A series of black & white images from salt flats between Joshua Tree Nat'l Park and the Mojave National Preserve

Salt Flats in Southern California

While driving from Joshua Tree National Park to the Mojave National Preserve, we passed an area that looked really interesting on Google Maps. I wasn’t sure what it was so I decided we would stop when we got there. It turned out to be salt […]

Mojave Desert Lava Beds

In the northeast corner of the Mojave National Preserve you leave the vast Kelso Dunes and come across a low ridge of black lava rock that seems to stretch on forever (check it out on Google Maps). We parked and hiked about a mile to […]

Mojave Desert Videos

Hiking up the Kelso Dunes: Running Down the Dunes: Trey sings his “Cactus Needle Song” at dusk in the Mojave Desert:

Mojave National Preserve, Kelso, CA

Kelso is an old mining town in the center of the Mojave Desert National Preserve that the Union Pacific railroad passes through. The town’s old train depot has been renovated to hold the NPS visitor center, a museum, and a restaurant. After a short visit […]

Trey Pics: CA, NV & UT

Here are some of my favorite photos of Trey’s from our time in California, Nevada, and Utah.