Daily Archives: December 28, 2018

Palm Canyon Trail in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

We took a day to visit Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California’s largest state park, and part of the Colorado Desert.  We entered the park through the charming kitschy desert town of Borrego Springs, headed for the Palm Canyon Trail.     This … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Desert

We headed to Palm Springs for Christmas, and have enjoyed a week of warm weather (highs in the 70s!), interesting hikes, and relaxing down time. Some highlights of our time here have been swimming in the pool, opening gifts from … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree National Park: The Colorado Desert

To us, the Mojave desert seems a bit bleak, sparse, desolate, and harsh.  But it feels like lush jungle rainforest compared to the Colorado Desert.  We crossed over the transition zone while driving south, and all of a sudden were … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree National Park: Hiking in the Mojave Desert

Joshua Tree National Park is remarkable for many reasons…one of which is the fact that in the park the desert transitions from the Mojave, where the Joshua Trees grow, to the lower, hotter, drier Colorado (part of the Sonoran).  We … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree National Park: Black Rock Campground

We spent 2 nights camping in Joshua Tree National Park. (we had originally planned on 5, but, well, the van needed TLC) The first night, we camped at Black Rock Canyon Campground, near the town of Yucca Valley.  The campground … Continue reading

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