Joshua Tree

I thought Joshua Tree was… a tree. It turned out that all those trees were Joshua Tree, but anyway…

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Joshua Tree NP was one of my favorite places because it was different. It was dry. How dry? 0% relative humidity. It was hot. How hot? 100F/38C. It was dead quiet. How quiet? I wanted to panic for help.

This type of tree is a Joshua tree. It looks nothing like my friend Joshua.

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It was just my wife and I with the occasional scorpion and beetles passing by.

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Almost lost my wife there. I ventured too far. Bad idea.

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Some places were as flat and bald as Homer Simpson’s head…

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Better not get lost in here. I’d probably never find my way out and die of thirst or get eaten by coyotes. True story, a coyote blocked us in front of our car and took a really wet poop and left.

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Some places with really strange rock formations…

This one is Skull Rock.

Rocks there were enormous, but in front of my wife, I still had to pretend I was a strong man.

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Because it was a desert, when the sun set on Joshua Tree, temperature went down drastically to a livable standard. We saw more people coming than leaving at dusk to camp and get ready to watch the stars.

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