Thanksgiving Rocks: Pt. 1

3 Dec

Looking out at the grey rainy sky right now, it’s quite nice to think back two weeks when I was not confined indoors (since every Californian knows that contact with any form of precipitation may result in untimely death). Unlike Robin, I work a normal 40-hour-per-week desk job and more than one camping trip in a month, let alone a week, is a miraculous event. I felt very thankful indeed this Thanksgiving that I got to spend two weekends in a row in two of southern California’s most gorgeous places.

The weekend before Thanksgiving, Robin and her posse invited me to J-Tree (that’s how cool people say Joshua Tree) and I invited a good friend from work to come with us. It honestly didn’t take that much alcohol to kidnap her convince her to go.

I’m a hiker, not a climber, but when you hang out with a bunch of climbers in J-Tree, the visit ends up being a bit more vertical than I’m accustomed to.





Up ’til now you’ve seen the real climbers doing their thing. My non-climbing friend and I didn’t get left behind though. It may not look as impressive, but it felt pretty epic.



Whether up high or on solid ground, Joshua Tree remains one of my favorite national parks in the area (among about 30 others). Every time I go it’s another experience and after this time, I really can’t wait to get back.


~April (in Autumn)


2 Responses to “Thanksgiving Rocks: Pt. 1”

  1. Kyle Kuns December 3, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Nice post. It jogged my memory of the Thanksgiving I spent in J-Tree with my family a few years back. A fantastic place. It looks like our CA precipitation will be over soon!


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