Two years ago while making our big move from Austin to L.A., we stopped for the night right outside of Joshua Tree. Our intention was to do a short hike there the next day and then finish our drive to our new apartment in El Segundo, but after 12+ hours of driving and a rather uncomfortable sleep, all we wanted to do the next day was press on to our new (and first!) home together.
Ever since then, I’ve been meaning to come back to Joshua Tree. It’s always seemed like one of California’s less “popular” parks, standing in the shadow of places like Yosemite and even Death Valley. Finally, we had a reason to come back to Joshua Tree (our friend’s wonderful wedding!) and do a bit of exploring.