Monthly Archives: June 2013

Joshua Tree National Park, the final day

Written on June 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm, by

After driving back from the Salton Sea, we entered the Joshua Tree National Park from the south, an area that we had, until that point, not explored. From there, we did several short hikes through the desert, including Barker Dam and Hidden Valley. Barker Dam is on the National Register of Historic Places. In February, Continue Reading »

Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea

Written on June 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm, by

On the way back from Salvation Mountain, we stopped at Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea. If you haven’t seen the fabulous documentary Plagues and Pleasures on The Salton Sea, you really should. John Waters narrates this exploration into a planned vacation resort gone bad. The Salton Sea is now regarded as one of the Continue Reading »

Salvation Mountain – large

Written on June 14, 2013 at 8:11 am, by

Here’s a large image (just click to see it full size!) that’s more color corrected of Salvation Mountain. It’s hard taking photos at high noon in the desert, but that’s what I had to work with!

Salvation Mountain on the Salton Sea

Written on June 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm, by

Our second day in Joshua Tree involved a day trip to Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain is an outsider work of art created over the past several decades by Leonard Knight. It’s existed is several different incarnations and the structure itself is always changing. Located in Niland, California on the Salton Sea, this is simply a Continue Reading »

Joshua Tree National Park, Day One

Written on June 13, 2013 at 8:28 pm, by

On March 23, Lucas and I drove several hours from San Diego to Joshua Tree National Park. We camped at Black Rock Canyon, which is one of only two campgrounds in the camp that can be reserved online through the National Park system. This time of the year is the most busy at Joshua Tree; Continue Reading »