Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Camping at Joshua Tree National Park

This Memorial Day weekend we camped at Joshua Tree National Park. Campsites were full and we were just lucky to get (probably) the last campsite that wasn't already taken up. Next time we go camping we have to remember to get there a day early at these "first come first served" sites.

We spent a little less than 24 hours at the park. Camping was fun and we managed to do a moderately strenuous hike to 49 Palms Oasis. Overall it was not bad. Being a desert there's really not much to write home about.

So, we spent an evening at Knott's Soak City on our way back from Joshua Tree.

The next day we did a nice hike in LA, where the world famous Hollywood sign is posted on the side of a hill.

Overall the weather was warm, sunny and cool winds blowing that made hiking at both places enjoyable.

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JP said...

Beautifully photographed. Cool, photography wise. Must be quite arid there & not so cool, looking at the line of you, young trekkers in the shadowless, treeless terrain! Feel toughened in the end?