Thursday, May 06, 2010

A Hike at Joshua Tree National Park

This Thursday's hike we went to Lost Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park. We started at Cottonwood Spring near the visitor center just north of I10. The trail to Lost Palms was mostly flat and open desert. In some sections we came across huge boulders, plateaus, and canyons where the ground was covered by coarse whitish sand. This hike was more remote and at a higher elevation than our previous hikes. It was a moderate 7.5 mile hike out and back.

We saw many desert creatures and I was able to capture video of a few varieties of lizards. At one point I thought I saw a squirrel or bird in a bush, but was shocked to see it was a huge lizard!

We really enjoyed this hike and we highly recommend it! Leo said it was the best hike so far, however, he says that on all our hikes. LOL!

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