Joshua Tree, Day 1: Barker Dam

Rocks showing the waterline within Barker ResevoirDistance: 4.5 milesElevation Gained: Not certain there is anyDifficulty: EasyCritters: A roadrunner, a hawkGet there like this.Details:Everything in the desert is centered around water. Plants evolve elaborate responses to the climate such as small, waxy leaves that balance the need to conserve water with the need to photosynthesize abundant …

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