The afternoon that we arrived at Joshua Tree National Park, we drove in at the south entrance through the Pinto Basin between the Hexie (south) and Pinto (north) Mountains, nearly 20 miles to our campsite. There in the Pinto Basin, the Cholla Cactus Garden resides. The cholla cactus (also known as the “jumping cholla”) is […]
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
On September 23rd, Heidi’s 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. Interestingly, an oasis forms where the tectonic plates have shifted […]
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 see bighorn sheep there in the early morning since they […]
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 it which Trey immediately declared to be his “rock house.” […]
Here are some of my favorite photos of Trey’s from our time in California, Nevada, and Utah.
We stayed at Joshua Tree National Park for 2 1/2 days and took more photos there than any other place. I’ve already posted some panoramas and videos. Below is a series I did of silhouetted joshua trees.
Trey hikes in Joshua Tree National Park Pinto Mountain in the southern part of Joshua Tree National Park View from Cap Rock Panorama from the top of Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park 49 Palms Oasis on the northern side of Joshua Tree National Park
Watch Trey have a blast climbing rocks, get a “Cribs” style tour of his rock house, and watch the attack of the not-so-killer bees.