Joshua Tree National Park

The next leg of our trip found us at Black Rock campground in Joshua Tree National Park. This was the same campground where we camp hosted in 2013. April is the best month to be here as the wildflowers, cactus, and Joshua Trees are in full bloom. Unfortunately with California being in the fourth year of a major drought it was very dry.

I did get to go on two nice hikes that were very familiar to me and was able to take some photos. Charlie had to stay home as dogs are not allowed on the trails. He got his hair cut at the dog groomers and now has to wear his sweater on cold mornings.

034This Sonoran Gopher snake was right across from our campsite and was about three feet long. It was going into several gopher holes looking for a meal. We also saw a Scott’s Oriole from our RV which is a very beautiful black and yellow bird.

Cactus blooms

Cactus blooms

030Warren Peak which was a six mile out-and-back hike from Black Rock

Mt. San Gorgonio

Mt. San Gorgonio

Mt. San Gorgonio (11,503′) with a little snow still on it. Green Valley CG is not many miles from it.

Rock outcropping along Cliff trail

Rock outcropping along Cliff trail

Next post will be from Green Valley CG. We will not have internet so the posts will be done infrequently.

Happy trails and God Bless………………………………

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About Rich Adventures with Rich and Tammy

My wife Tammy and I left the rat race to pursue our dreams of Camp Hosting fulltime in our RV at beautiful destinations across this country.
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