I’ll admit, I have a fondness for California. Over the last few years, I had been developing my outdoor skills. It’s time to take camping international now that I’m more competent.
We begin the day packing up our campsite at Big Bear Lake and headed towards State Route 18. The scenery changes very dramatically as greenery gives way to desert.
In the Town of Yucca Valley, the oversized cactuses are reminiscent of those in GTA: V. The town was really quiet and dry-hot. Reminded me of Yuma, AZ.
Arriving at Joshua Tree National Park, we were greeted with fantastic panoramic views. Undulating outlines of the mountains beyond glow in the golden afternoon sun.
Unfortunately, due to some complications we were unable to camp at Joshua Tree. But I had already spotted some nice rocks to climb for next time ;)
Full moon at Skull Rock was an unexpected delight (cover image). The moon was a LOT larger in-person. Sadly I didn’t have the right equipment to capture a photo that really shows the scale.