Travel Blogs from Twentynine Palms
... They are over 700ft high and cover a 45 Square mile area. We got to Kelso Depot with a few moments before closing to get some good info and maps on the area. The station building was unexpectedly big Spanish Mission Revival building from the 1900s. Kelso was an important stop to accommodate crew on the trains, and staff for a lunch room for the passengers. More importantly somewhere to stay in what appeared to be endless dessert with the temperature at 107 F at ...
... east (where I was staying), and Joshua Tree at the west. I had made it to Twentynine Palms in 3 hours, which meant it was 10 am and much too early to be checking into my hotel. I made a quick stop at the visitor center and picked up a road guide, to help me explore.
And here’s where the shock and awe comes in. I really had no expectations of what Joshua Tree would be like. I just knew it was a desert, and there were a bunch of Joshua trees there. ...
... as bus chocks since it didn't burn too well. It still didn't burn well.
We let the fire smolder, settled in under the milky way, and watched some stars fall from from the sky. Marcus slept like a little girl on his soft fluffy air mattress, Andy went the Cowboy Way and slept on the ground.
... the Joshua tree became more evident: a clear indication that we were in the cooler and wetter Mohave Desert. According to legend, Mormon pioneers considered the limbs of the Joshua trees to resemble the up-stretched arms of Joshua leading them to the promised land! History tells us that plants, animals and even people have learned to adapt to this ...
... area. In looking for a side road just off the main drag, Paul asked "should we go down here, it's sandy". "Why not" was my reply. Paul was in front and after 200 feet I saw him wobble and nearly take a spill. When he returned after 5 mins of struggle, we parked up and looked where we where. There was some debate over whether we could see the milky way or it was just cloud but either way we could see a lot of stars, and thankfully, no rattlers. Got back to the hotel and ...
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