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May 15, 2013 - Joshua Tree, CA - Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground

It was a fairly easy 165 mile drive from Quartzsite, AZ to Joshua Tree, CA. We did top off the Mothership at exit 1 of AZ at a Flying J for 3.57/gallon, about 50-60 cents/gallon less than CA prices. Once we turned north on CA 177 from I-10, we saw the last of interstate highways for a while. The drive north on CA 177 and then west on CA 62 was skirting the edges of Joshua Tree National Park. We are staying at Joshua Tree Lake RV and Campground, about three miles east and 5 miles north of Joshua Tree, the community. We have 50 amps and water...

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Jan 19, 2011 - Joshua Tree National Park

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 Had a couple of super nice days at Joshua Tree National Park. We had been in the park a couple years ago but it was mostly a driving tour. The park is desert with (surprise) a lot of Joshua Trees. These “trees” look a lot like deformed palm trees. But mostly the park is known for climbing. Apparently rock climbers come from all over the world to climb on all the rocks. What makes it so popular, besides all the neat rock formations, is monzogranite. Never heard of it? Me neither. It looks like sandstone but has...

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Jan 15, 2011 - Turned another corner

Saturday, January 15, 2011 Hey Ya’ll. We made it! We finally made it. I was outside in a tee shirt today. The air is clean, the sky is blue. Aaaahhhhh, the desert. Now, I know that when we left Arizona last year I said I was sick of the desert and sick of cactus. Well I guess I was only partially sick of it. Looks pretty good to me right now. We left our quaint CG near Coarsegold on Thursday morning in light overcast conditions. I drove the last of that miserable road that had no shoulders, too many curves and way too many people trying to...

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Oct 31, 2008 - A Hallowe'en Nightmare

Friday 31st October Today was a driving day - I intended to visit the Mojave National Preserve - only to find out that it's really just a name for a large chunk of desert. That's code for "there's sod all to see". So I continued on to the town of Amboy - home to the Amboy Crater and lava field. Like Sunset Crater, Amboy is a young (c. 500 yrs old) cinder cone volcano - but an almost perfect crater cone. It was interesting to see and photograph the crater and the lava field, but the 95 degree desert temperatures soon had me scurrying back to...

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