|Baby Joshua tree growing from the burned roots & blooming! It takes years for them to reach this size|
We rode north, then turned west - toward the trails that we had yet to explore. The haze burned off, the evening brightened & again we were impressed with how beautiful this area is!
|Looking back at town~|
The size of the sky :-) The clear air & elevation all lend itself to that feeling of wilderness that I've always craved & enjoy so much when I find it...
Again we were in an area of amazing rock formations - especially beautiful with the setting sun lighting up the reds in the granite. It was hard to turn back - so tempting to continue on.
We found a trail that used to go back toward town & we could have looped - but there was a barbed wire fence blocking it off. We had to follow it back & find the the trail that we'd come in on. All that took time & the sun had set by then. Back again just as dark fell - it was still a warm & wonderful evening to eat a late dinner & sit out to enjoy the stars!