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Joshua Tree National Park

...let the summer adventures begin

Last weekend was a fine weekend for camping and hiking at Joshua Tree, and fortunately John, Rachel, and Jess flew out from the midwest for just that. Together, the midwesterners and the Angelenos (Jimmy, Hang, Frank, and myself) braved 100°F heat and a great variety of desert wildlife to hike to the Lost Palms Oasis, camp at Indian Cove, and hike to the top of Ryan Mountain. It was a great time and a welcome diversion from the city – not to mention the beginning of what promises to be an exciting summer of adventures!

Rachel, John, Jess, Hang, and Frank hiking to the Lost Palms Oasis.Joshua Tree's Cholla Cactus Garden.Setting up camp at Indian Cove.John, Rachel, me, and Jess atop Ryan Mountain with a Joshua Tree.(There are also black widows atop Ryan Mountain.)Shade is hard to come by in Yucca Valley.What trip to Joshua Tree would be complete without seeing the Cabazon Dinosaurs, featured in Pee Wee's Big Adventure?

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