I would first like to apologize to the flowers that I could NOT avoid stepping on during this blooming odyssey. I did my best to avoid you, but in some places it was unavoidable. Yes, I’m talking about you, small white groundcover flowers. You blanketed some areas as far as the eye could see and I applaud you for your effulgence and miniature splendor. I tried to tread lightly and stay on free ground, but I know I hurt some of you.Read More
Joshua Tree National Park
A drive through Joshua Tree National Park might take a couple hours, viewing the park from the road. An exploration of the park would take a lifetime. Joshua Tree National Park has over 550,000 acres of wilderness filled with a variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Every now and then, man intrudes in this wilderness and leaves his brief, passing mark among the surreal geologic features that cover the landscape. Let’s go see what we can find.
“With the recent rain storms, why not go check out Surprise Tank,” I thought, “and maybe some of those rock formations beyond the tank which you missed on your last trip.” Everyone talks to themselves, right? So to continue my quest to photograph every rock in Joshua Tree National Park, I set out to see what I could find.Read More
Well, I finally got around to hiking to Fortynine Palms Oasis early this January. The call of the trail was always there, lurking in the back of my mind with all those other cool destinations awaiting their turn. When it managed to bubble to the surface (kinda like those bubbles you see at the La Brea Tar Pits), I thought, why not? Tac3 had been ready to go for a while, so early that Monday morning I hit the road.Read More
The Stirrup Rock area, located near White Tank Campground, is a great place to spend a day hiking, scrambling and photographing. Literally tons of rocks to climb, name, take pictures off, fall off of, get scraped on and explore. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a hidden dam, or Native American campsites with bedrock mortars, pictographs and petroglyphs. If you’re unlucky, you’ll still have a great time.Read More
After a nearly five-month hiatus, I was finally able to return to JTree for a day to see what I could find. The withdrawls had been wreaking havoc, what with seeing amazing photos posted on social media from the great explortographers I follow. But I was finally back amidst the quartz monzonite, desert silence and unknown territory.Read More