Sunday, November 29, 2009

Visting Joshua Tree - Day 3

Today, Shira and I made our first visit to Joshua Tree National Park. In a word: Wow. I'm not quite sure what I expected to see in this desert park, but it wasn't what we found.

The park is made up of amazing features: there's the stunning Joshua Trees, groves of cuddly looking cacti, rock formations that sprout seemingly randomly from the ground, breathtaking vistas and lots of wide open spaces.

Today we spent most of our time traversing the park in our car, though we took some short side hikes. Tomorrow we will be back for more hiking. Not only is the geography remarkable, but it changes so quickly - one minute you're in a Joshua Tree forest, and the next you're surrounded by cacti with not a Joshua Tree in sight.

Our pictures can't even begin to capture the beauty here. Put it on your list of places to come see for yourself.

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