Nancy and I spent most of Tuesday Feb 1 in the Joshua Tree National Park. We entered the park through the Utah Trail entrance at Twentynine Palms. Some of you may know the Twentynine Palms is also home to a very large USMC Base. It was rather cool around 38, but bright and clear. A little breeze caused even more of a chill.
Nancy has a NPS book that she keeps track of all the National Parks & Monuments by either purchasing stamps or using a stamp that each visitor’s center provides. In this photo she is getting her JTNP stamp.
Driving on into the park and near the pinnacle, you’ll find many rock formations such as this. There are at least two campgrounds located near formations such as this and the campers climb the many rocks available near them.
Near the top of this BIG rock, you can make out a small figure of a young man. His accomplice is down on the next level holding the support lines and adjusting and signaling as necessary to help his friend down. I don’t know all the technical terms, so excuse my lack of colloquialisms.
Nancy and I on an old ‘30’s pick up left for dead not far from the dam and the Wall Street Mine and gold mill. We never made it to the gold mill, as we could figure out the trail. NPS had a temporary trail and it was poorly marked, so we gave up after about 90 minutes.
Well, we better sign off for now. There is just so much to see here in JTNP. One really needs to spend at least three days here in order to take most of it in, and do some hiking. This is my first blog using Live Writer and Blogger, so, I hope it works. Till next time, Joe & Nancy