Over the last days 4 new followers have found it worth while to follow this blog. These are Jeri and Terry from "Wanderin", Toni and Doug from "Palamine", Sassy and Bennie from "Sassy's on 'Da Road", Rick and Kathy Rousseau, and finally Donna K from "Travels in Therapy". I hope you guys are having fun here, and welcome onboard!
...and the Joshua Tree National Park
After we had said good bye to our new RV-friends, we had a great ride to the Joshua Tree National Park.
We weren't sure about whether it was wise to drive the big rig into the park and whether campgrounds could accommodate the 59ft of rig, but we made it to the visitor center from I-10.
The info we got re. campgrounds made us turn around and seek a nice spot in the BLM-area just south of the park entrance. The BLM is on both sides of the Cottonwood Spring Rd. and south of I-10.
After setting up we took the car for a drive up into the park.
The stretch from the south entrance to the center of the park is about 30 miles. There are informational turnouts along the way, but the landscape did not offer any spectacular views until we came to Jumbo Rocks.
Upon close inspection we discovered that the rocks are consisting of a rough sand or a very fine gravel. The very same sand makes up the desert floor. The answer to that is EROSION. The entire landscape is extremely eroded and according to the parks brochures 100 millions of years old.
When reaching Jumbo Rock we were running a bit late. We had left Molly at home and needed to return to the rig.
We put our chairs under a tree and enjoyed a great cup of coffee. With the setting sun I ventured about the area trying to shoot a couple of nice pics. I discovered a huge wash behind a levy. Everything in the wash was bright green and I even found flowers in full bloom. What a beautiful place!
We will probably do some more discovering activity tomorrow, so stay tuned!
Flowers of the Desert