2nd day at Joshua Tree

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Second day we hiked up across some rocks. I was looking at a cactus and didn't notice my father walking ahead. When I looked up, he was a way in front of me, so I started sprinting towards him. Jumping over rocks I almost stepped on a rattlesnake. When I realized what I had done I freaked out and started running our of control. So, by the time I reached my dad I had three jumping cactuses attached to my legs. It didn't hurt too much. Better than a rattlesnake bite.
We headed back to the car to get going. At the campsite I had to take an improvisational shower since there was no running water. All the water attracted a load of killer bees so I kind of just stood behind this big rock naked for ten minutes while the water dried off and the bees left. It was really bad. But this kind of thing is fun once it's over.
desert town

On our way out We stopped at a joshua tree "jungle" and a cholla garden right as the moon was coming up. After leaving the national park we stopped at a town called Indio to eat some food. The town was sort of bare, but I got a really good My Little Pony backpack at the dollar store.
Headed back to the Los Angeles airport and off to Newark back home.
The desert really is a beautiful place, even though it seems prickly and uninviting it has beautiful fauna and the landscapes are just absurd. The rock formations are amazing. It's really interesting to see how the geo-science works its way into this. One of the rocks was split into a grid. And there was a continuous line running through many of the rocks. Half the time I was in Joshua Tree I thought I was on Mars.
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desert town
desert town
cholla
cholla
scrap near an abandoned mine
scrap near an abandoned mine
the cholla garden, ane me being sc…
the cholla garden, ane me being s…
Me in a Cholla garden with a fores…
Me in a Cholla garden with a fore…
A Cholla and the Moon
A Cholla and the Moon
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