Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. A rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness.
We started by hiking the Hidden Valley Trail. There were so many rock formations to climb and get lost between. It was heaven for the children. Jessica won Ryan’s heart a long time ago but she captured the girl’s hearts when she climbed to the top of the mountain with the girls. As if that was not enough, once she reached the submit, she did a handstand. She is Tammy’s new hero. Although Tammy was quite distressed at the time and kept yelling at her to stop since it was “unappropriate“ and not safe.
After the hike we went off roading on dirt roads in hopes of finding a big horn sheep for daddy. No luck. So we ended with a stroll in the cactus gardens and a hike to the Cottonwood spring