This past weekend, Matt and I took a mini road trip out to the desert, Joshua Tree to be exact.. to go camping.
What kind of camping? Let’s call it “semi-survival”. Now, growing up, I’ve gone on camping trips with my family and friends to place like Morro Bay, Yosemite, and other woodland area, but never have I ever gone out to the desert. With the temperature dropping to a low of 39 degrees (that’s cold for SoCal) and huge gusts of wind.. I underestimated what I signed up for.
After getting through the initial shock of what felt like freezing daggers jabbing at me while setting up our tent, we got to our campsite late the first night, I must say that the whole experience was well worth it. **As a side note for next time, I’ll need to remember to bring an air pad because I am so not sleeping on rocks again. They were just too painful!
The next day after breakfast we hopped into the car to go venture around the Joshua Tree National Park. Hitting up different sites like the Hall of Horrors and Jumbo Rocks.
On one side, these lovely individuals were having their own photoshoot upon the rocks. I mean, HONESTLY, look how jumbo the rocks are! I couldn’t help but snap my own photo of these ladies on them. On the other side of us, there were a group of boys playing capture the flag, which Matt and I decided to call it “EXTREME capture the flag”. I’m betting that someone definitely left that game with more than a few battle scars.
One of my favorite sites has to be Barker’s Dam. It’s a 1.1 mile trail to get to the location and it’s well worth it. If you’re out in the Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree area, I highly suggest you visit. It feels completely different from the rest of the park.
Our little home away from home for the weekend.
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