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... world's Joshua trees grow here. They are not really a tree, but a species of yucca. A majority are pretty scrawny, but there were many fine specimens. However, I think the best feature of this park are all the boulder stacks throughout the area. They create many strange, eerie formations including Skull Rock ( very cool). You not only have the pleasure of seeing them but also the fun of ...
... heels which increased their stature by at least 4 inches.
I decided these were ladies not to be messed with so kept well out of the way.
As we neared Palm Springs, we were surrounded by thousands of wind turbines on every side.
Most unattractive. This had been a pretty awful journey with all that I dislike about America: where it goes in for consumerism, it does so in a BIG way.
Entering Palm Springs we managed to find ...
... back to Palm Springs, I would like to hike up here. I had the same slight out-of-breath experience that I had at Mauna Kea, and had to move slowly and put a sweater on. I don't think I'll ever get used to being too hot and having to seek out cooler weather.
It was a lovely evening and a welcome stop, and after a good meal I was eager to get to bed and prepare for the next leg of the journey... to Las Vegas.
Picked up the motorhome (RV) and headed out of LA.
Traffic was dreadful and it took over three hours to get to Palm Springs.
The RV park we tayed in had hot springs and it was great to relax after a big day. The wind on the way in was really strong and blew up a dust storm.
Pics of traffic and wind ...
... magma beneath the surface, and groundwater is responsible for the erosion that created the spheres from rectangular blocks.
After 3 days, we'd pretty much seen it all. We did expect more, and decided we were going to head to Death Valley. I made us both breakfast and a cuppa then we hit the road. To get from where we currently were to Death Valley we had a 5 hour drive ahead of us.