Monday, August 22, 2016
I intended on walking out to The Wall Street Mill the other morning, but was side tracked when I saw the old truck off the trail by the Wonderland Ranch. We always used to bring our guests out here and get their pictures sitting in the truck. There was more of the truck in those days. Over the years, people have gradually stripped the truck down to it's bare bones, someone even sawing off the steering wheel for their collection. Some people just can leave well enough alone. Anyway... after perusing the truck, I saw a trail along the hills into a horseshoe valley which I had never explored, so I just headed off and spent the morning rambling around. I didn't get that far, but I had fun photographing the rocks, so I'll have to go back and do the whole loop next time.
Monday, August 15, 2016
I kept seeing this long slab of rock face each time I passed on the way to Barker Dam and I thought it would be fun to explore, so I got up early (you have to in Summer) and did a little rambling around there. I thought it would be easy to get over to the larger rocks on the left but the chasm between was a little more than I could manage, so will have to go back and seek an alternative route. Not to worry, there was a nice view of the valley and plenty of rocks to crawl around in. Another fun morning in Joshua Tree National Park.
Monday, August 8, 2016
We got up early and went over to an area near Split Rock, intending to hike around in the rocks and take some pics of the rock formations, but the amazing cloud displays 'stole the show' as it were. It was nice and cool up in Joshua Tree National Park, but the rocks were all in shadow, so I ended up with some nice cloud shots. In Summer, the mornings can't be beat.
Monday, August 1, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
I got up early and went over to an area by Split Rock where I had seen some interesting rock formations from the car as we passed by. Even though it was already getting warm at our house, it was nice and cool in the park with a slight breeze. I parked the car at the pull out just past the gates and headed straight in. I explored around and through the formations for a couple of hours. I love just getting in to all the nooks and crannies of the rocks, looking for a shaft of light here or an interesting shape there. All in all, a nice way to spend the morning.
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