Park you vehicle anywhere (safely and legally), grab your hiking gear and start hiking in the direction that no one else would go. That's what I did and here are some of the things I found (in no particular order).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.
he Hi-View Nature Trail is located up in the hills behind the Black Rock Campground, in the northwest corner of JTree. If you're looking for a family-friendly campground, Black Rock can't be beat. Numerous sites, each with a picnic table and fire ring. Restrooms and actual, real life WATER are available here, something most of the other campgrounds in JTree do not provide. Tents, campers, RVs, even an area for horse owners to camp or stage a ride. There is also a nature center located in the middle of the campground.Read More
After a recent visit to the Pinto Wye arrastra, I stumbled upon an interesting place while hiking cross desert back to my truck. And that's just how it happens sometimes. Hiking along, minding your own business, taking in the scenery while also trying to watch where your feet are going so you don't step on anything sharp or poisonous.Read More