Saturday, August 30, 2014

Joshua Tree National Park

I sure love the desert!
Well, as I enter this post I realize how far behind I am with all the trips we have had. In April  (3-6, 2014) we linked up with some friends at Joshua Tree National Park for a great weekend of camping. We stayed at Black Rock Canyon Campground, near Yucca Valley, which became our base for several adventures while exploring new country in the Park.

Our camp at Black Rock Canyon, JTNP

Our friends Don and Lynn Buck also brought Lynn's Mom Maria on the trip. One day I took the gang on a off-road Jeep adventure on the Geology Trail. Lynn's Mom, Maria said she has never experienced going off road in the desert and truly enjoyed the ride, even if it was a little bouncy.

Good day for a drive...

Jean, Lynn and Don...where's Maria?

I should also mention that it was a great flower season in the park.

One of the days I took off on my own and drove through some new country I have not explored in before. One road took me to Eureka Peak which  I hiked to a few years back. I did not know that there was a road to the peak...

Eureka Peak, elevation 5516 ft
View North from the Peak looking toward Black Rock Canyon

So once the summer heat starts to decline I'm heading back for some more desert camping!

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