Sunday, May 31, 2015

Cap Rock. An Icon in Joshua Tree National Park

Every time I slowly bicycle past Cap Rock I am in awe. When you enter in to Hidden Valley in the early morning, you can see it glowing white, lit up, like some chalky, ancient city on the distant plain. As you approach, the rock itself appears to be some sort of mythical, Griffin-like creature resting atop the boulders that form it's base, or nest. It looks carved out of the rock like some sort of statue, so perfect and grand. Needless to say, I find this rock and it's environs fascinating. It continually changes through the day and all year long. As you move up close and then away, it becomes more abstract amongst the various shapes and textures of the surrounding rocks. It's our little Acropolis in Joshua Tree National Park.

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