Joshua Tree, 2020

In November, we rented a house in Indio with our friends, and drove down to Southern California. Oddly, I didn’t take any photos at the house, but I took a bunch on the couple of trips we did into Joshua Tree National Park that week.

We weren’t really planning to go on a hike, so our outfits weren’t the most outdoorsy. Hannah’s white pants were not going to come out of this one cleanly. We drove into Cottonwood Spring, and hiked around the oasis and into the desert.

Of course, she got excited to see a mine shaft.

We watched the sun set, and barely made it back to our car before it got dark.

The next morning we went on a hike to Lost Horse Mine with Andrew and Megan. Turns out they are planning to move to Joshua Tree, which we all found pretty awesome.

An eponymous tree, for an eponymous park.

Some of our other friends came to meet us at Jumbo Rocks.

The rocks were pretty jumbo.

His new album cover.

Why does he always make this face?

We drove back to our place in Indio by going south through the park. The views were inspiring.

The colors were wild. This photo does not do them justice.

Zach had a rough morning, but he made it to the airport.

The suburban/almost rural sprawl around Joshua Tree was interesting. I didn’t expect it.

Not sure what the hell was going on here.

Our last day in the park, we drove in and asked the rangers for a good strenuous hike. Their answer? Anywhere you can find parking. There were too many people in the park that weekend. Kind of at random, we decided to do the Boy Scout Trail, and really enjoyed it.

The three amigos.

That was our last sunset in the park.

Hannah insisted on going to the thrift shops.

They had all sorts of random stuff.

And that’s the end.

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