Joshua Tree National Park, November 1999

Beginning of trail.

Beginning of Black Rock Canyon Trail.

Joshua Tree and Moon.

Joshua Tree and Moon.

Feather-like desert shrub.

Feather-like desert shrub.

Multicolored lichen on rock.

Multicolored lichen on rock.

Joshua Tree close-up.

Joshua Tree close-up.

Watering hole and signs of life.

A watering hole and signs of life.

A bird near the watering hole.

A bird near the watering hole.

Cholla cactus and Pinon pine.

Cholla cactus and Pinon pine.

Beaver Tail cactus.

Beaver Tail cactus.

Another stately Joshua Tree.

Another stately Joshua Tree.

Octillo cactus.

Looking West.

View from the top looking West.

Another view from the top.

Another view from the top.

Folded rock.

Neat folded rock. Joshua Tree NP is very near the San Andreas Fault.

The trail back down.

The trail back down.

Desert scene.

Nice desert scene.

Quartz.

Quartz. You'd think it was a big deal too if you lived in Hawaii!

Near sunset in the wonderland of rocks area.

Near Sunset in the Wonderland of Rocks area.

Boulders.

A rock climber's paradise.

More boulders.

More boulders beckoning.

Boulders with faces.

These rocks have faces.

Folded rock.

Words are useless to convey the silent engulfing beauty.

 

Night falls on the desert.

Folded rock.

The desert has pricked my heart and now I yearn for it's fierce serenity.

 

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