Is it the Age or something else?
Determined to get more nice pics I was heading out into the park again. Drove the 30-some miles to where it really gets interesting - just to discover that I had left the SD-memory card to the NIKON on the dining table in the rig.
Should I turn back to retrieve the card, or should I continue without the possibility of taking pictures? I was torn between bad and worse. Was I slipping up lately or what was going on? And it wasn't the first time I had left that card at home.
I decided the mental battle towards going on through the park. If it really turned out nice I could go back tomorrow for the pics.
So I went on. Shortly after having passed the big rocks you saw a pic of the other day, the road descends into a valley.
At the park's main intersection one road leads over to the Twentynine Palms Visitor Center, while the other one heads for the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. I took the one to the Joshua Tree Visitor Center. The road climbs up to Sheep Pass, before it enters another valley. A half mile or so behind the Ryan Campground a road forks off to the Key's View Point. I like grand views and turned the Jeep upwards again. A sign is warning RVs and buses to go onto this narrow road. However, driving up this road which actually has a median and is perfectly paved I could see absolutely no reason why any size of RV would have a problem there.
Well, when I reached the top I realized the parking area wasn't measured out very generously, but I still could have parked our rig up there.
Now the Grand View - to describe it would be futile. But I can tell, that I could see right down onto the San Andreas Fault, I could catch a glance of Palm Springs and beyond the city the looming mighty San Jacinto Mountain. I had a notion of flying across the Coachella Valley. It sure was a grand view, and I hope I will not repeat forgetting to stick that SD-card into the camera ever again. And that's a promise!
And of course, there was a whole lot more than the grand view.
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