We took advantage of our last Friday in this area to finish seeing Joshua Tree National Park. Of course, we still didnâ€™t see it all. Aside of all of the trails to hike, there are all of those rocks to climb. We did take in a nature trail or two, but mostly we were just enjoying our drive through the deserts. (Joshua Tree NP is where the Colorado Desert joins the Mohave Desert. Just so you know.)
The east side of the park is much more desert, and much less rock, but it still was interesting.
Here’s the map –
(Not that you can see it very well, but the blue is our “getting there” route, and the orange is our “getting home” route.)
And here are pictures from along the way….
We did stop at the cholla garden –
And while we saw lots of interesting sights along the way –
I do believe that this is what Gary had been looking for all along!
Ah, yes. Tire tracks through the desert. A Gary kind of road!
And then there was the …road? Which way did it go?
We knew we had chosen well, when we finally spotted the Salton Sea in the distance –
The road began to improve (and I use the term loosely) and we could see I10 in the distance.
Another dirt road adventure completed successfully!
Oh, we did find another canyon road to finish up the day – and it was a very pretty drive.
But, hey – it’s PAVED!