March 21st- Day 9 in California
On the 21st we headed on the road to Joshua Tree National Park close to the California/Nevada border. It was about a 2 and a half to 3 hour drive. Well worth it. Drove a decent distance into the park to find a place to camp. This was a last minute decision to go so we were not really well prepared. We didn’t camp in a designated spot so it was just us in the desert. We stopped in the ‘Jumbo Rock’ territory. Shortly after parking the car, be walked about 20 minutes into the desert and set up camp next to some boulders. Our location was carved out by centuries of flash floods. We set up our tent, cooler, and bags, and began to explore the area.
As night fell, the temperature dropped, but it gave us the chance to see virtually every star or planet imaginable. There is no light pollution out there whatsoever, except for car headlights (which aren’t easily seen), and your flashlights. Totally cool!
Here are some shots from the time spent camping, enjoy!