Winter Roadtrip 2016-2: Joshua Tree National Park

1. Black Rock Canyon Area

After driving through California for two days, we arrived at the Black Rock Canyon campground around 4:00 P.M on day four of our trip.  Finally, it was sunny, warm, and DRY!  Black Rock Canyon campground was nearly empty with just 4-5 campers.    The following morning, we did the Black Rock Canyon+Panorama loop trail.

Joshua trees

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Fog or smog?  Rolling in… dsc_0081

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California Scrub-Jay on a Yucca tree

2. Jumbo Rock Campground area

After the Panorama Loop hike, we moved on to the Jumbo Rocks campground.  It is a beautiful campground with amazing rock formations, and a lot more people were camping there. Early the next morning, we did the Skull Rock nature trail which started right by our campsite, and continued on to Face Rock Loop.

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After the hike, we headed south east to the Cottonwood campground stopping at the Cholla Cactus Garden and Ocotillo Patch on the way.

3.  Cholla Cactus Garden

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4. Ocotillo Patch dsc_0170

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