Monday, April 20, 2009

Road Trip! Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park, its like the deserts amusement park.

Once you pass the sea of wind turbines you know your almost there.

This is where my desert obsession began...

Joshua Tree is still the desert, but has park guides, picnic tables, guided trails, paved roads, and most importantly... bathrooms! I would definitely rate Joshua Tree as a good beginners desert trip, also safe for kids :)

Keys View ~ amazing views and the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

Barker Dam right before sunset ~ really an amazing time, the sand almost turns white... the rocks seem somehow fake. It's easy to forget your out in the open desert.

Wall Street Mill ~ this place will meet every deserted, rusty goodness need!

Nighttime in the desert is a surreal experience, one that you have to experience at least once in your lifetime. I've never seen so many stars! And its so quiet, that when you hear that rustling in the brush just a few feet away... your heart stops, you feel that panic rise up in your stomache... you know there's big dangerous animals out here... then out hops a cute little bunny to see what all the commotion is about.

You can view many more of my Joshua Tree images in my flickr set and I'm sure there will be many more to come!


  1. these are fantastic shots kim! joshua tree is such a cool place! we haven't been lucky enough to see it at night though, looks incredible! thanks for sharing these! :)

  2. I am always in awe of your photography! You got some really amazing shots! Makes me want to take a trip out west just to see the desert!

  3. thanks!! and you 2 should really take a trip to the desert at night.. so cool! I'd be happy to give you a tour myself! :P