We were planning to go for two nights, but the desert night + early March = DAMN COLD! So we ended up going a long way for only one night. But it was still worth it. We did some sweet rock scrambling (half way between hiking/hill walking and rock climbing). Check here for more info.
|Scott climbing to the top of a mountain This is me on my way up|
|Scott heading back down Panoramic view of the mountains|
The view from the top was amazing, but the best part - complete quiet. I mean nothing. Not only no city noise (obviously) but I mean *no* noise whatsoever. No people noise, no wildlife noise, and even no noise from the wind. It was kind of weird, yet tranquil and welcome. I guess you don't realize all the sounds that are around you until they're not there anymore.
Here are some more random pictures of the trip and the hikes we did:
|The campsite (we had a good location!) Relaxing by the campfire at night|
|I thought this picture would make a good screen saver Skull Rock|
|Me near some Joshua Trees Some native rock paintings|
|An abandoned building I guess we parked in the wrong spot!|
Overall, it was pretty fun to be out of the city and in the fresh air for a while. Hopefully I'll get to do this again soon!