Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Trip to Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is east of Allen -- about 150 miles east.

Over the long weekend, our scout group went camping at Indian Cove Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. The park is named for a type of yucca that grows there, but rocks are the main attraction. Our camp was at the base of this outcropping of rocks. Dads and sons shared small tents pitched in the sand and nestled up against the outcropping. These rocks were like kid magnets. The three days we were there, the boys were constantly climbing up and down.

I really like sunrise in the desert. I like the night sky too, but wasn't able to get any decent photos. This photo was taken Monday morning at sunrise steps from our tent. The photo was taken looking west.

The scouts got to try their hand(s) and feet at rock climbing. That's my son making his way up the rock.

Typical scenery around our campground, including the vapor trails in the sky.
Just a magnificent trip. The weather was great -- in the 70's during the day, low of about 40 at night and very little wind. Both of us are ready to go again.


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Michael Coppess said...

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pasadenapio said...

The photos are spectacular. Years ago when my (now grown) children and I lived in Palm Springs, we would gather with friends at Joshua Tree every few months for a weekend of camping and hiking. Adults, kids, animals, cookouts, singing, tale-swapping...

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