Visiting Joshua Tree National Park has been on my mind for a long time so when I finally had the chance to spend some time in southern California, I decided to make the three-hour drive out to east of LA with Jessica and Julie.
I’ve never been to a national park in the desert so the scenery was incredible and I loved every minute of being there. Joshua Tree is where both the Mojave and Colorado desert come together and you’ll find the largest population of Joshua Trees here. We spent most of our time climbing around giant boulders and squeezing through crevices just for kicks. And I must tell you, those spikes on the trees are very sharp, I’ve had the unfortunate experience of this myself.
After a few hours at Joshua Tree, we headed out past the Salton Sea in hopes of reaching Salvation Mountain in Niland, CA by daylight. Unfortunately, we didn’t get there until after dark and only had a short amount of time to check out the colorful structure. Even in the dark, it was quite easy to see the dedication and effort that was put in to creating the unique landmark by artist, Leonard Knight. I definitely plan to come back before sunset and I’ll also be able to capture the beautiful artwork :)