Last day in Joshua Tree.
We had a very pretty sunrise. Then these two started running around the RV.
We started today by stopping at the visitor center and taking a guided walk with a Ranger.
The oasis is the source of the name of the area "Twentynine Palms".
An exhibit gave some very good details on the development of the Joshua Trees.
Today we take our last trip into the park for some hiking and scenic views.
The next pullout was for a Gold mine then a Lead mine and finally a Copper mine. This is bizzare for a mine called the "Silver Bell" since silver was not mined here.
Next we drove to the center of the park. The area has a different collection of plants. It is still a desert but the elevation is different.
Our next stop was far down in the valley where there is a Cholla Cactus Garden and a Ocotillo Patch. The Cholla are down right dangerous and are nicknamed the jumping cactus.
The Ocotillo are very different from the other cactus.
On the way back to the campsite, we stopped off at some interesting formations.
On the way to the exit from the park, we passed this huge Joshua tree and I just had to stop and take a few pictures. Obviously this was a very old tree.
To give a better perspective of the size of the tree, here is a picture from the dash cam of me walking up to take pictures.
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