Joshua Tree: Keys View, Hemingway, Cholla Garden, Hidden Valley Campground

Before I post the next write-up on the Ryan Mountain hike, I want to briefly discuss four places where I spent a bit of time screwing around in Joshua Tree. None of these places really counted as hikes. If I were to write them up, the posts would be pretty short. However, since I thoroughly …

Joshua Tree, Day 1: Hidden Valley

Distance: 2 + milesElevation Gained: Not MuchDifficulty: Not HardCritters: Not many, aside from a flock of quailGet there like this.Details:All over California you will find remnant populations of trees. These relics are leftover from a cooler, damper time. During that time, various species of trees, such as Torrey Pines, Redwoods, and Giant Sequoias, occupied much …