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white tanks morning

White Tanks Morning

off the white tanks campground in joshua tree national park is found the arch rock nature trail. the main attraction is indeed arch rock itself, but hiking in the vicinity will expose you to huge granite boulders and rock formations. this is but a sampling of the landscape in this area of the park on a beautiful california desert morning this past may.

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arch rock at dawn

Arch Rock At Dawn

the next morning of my overnight stay in twenty-nine palms, i ventured out again into the joshua tree national park to see and capture the famous ‘arch rock’. the arch rock trail is found nestled in the white tank campground and scattered about are rock formations in all shapes and sizes.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: parks & gardens

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keys view drive

Keys View Drive

the light was fading quickly and i wanted to get to keys view at the end of keys view drive in joshua tree national park. on the way back i was looking for a road scene to photograph and found this spot. i was hopeful of getting some light trails from oncoming traffic; i tripped the shutter for a long exposure as i saw a car approaching…

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skull rock

Skull Rock

one of my goals was to visit joshua tree national park on my next trip to california. in may of this year (2015), it happened! an overnight stay in the town of twenty-nine palms and a couple of visits to the park made me want more! but, i did have a schedule to keep…

after leaving l.a. in the early afternoon, i reached joshua tree by around 5pm – i didn’t think it would take that long, but that snarly l.a. traffic ensured that i was behind schedule right from the get-go… nevertheless, after a quick bite for dinner, i headed to the park via the north entrance and drove along park blvd., taking in the almost surreal scenery at that time of day. having relegated ‘arch rock’ to a visit the next morning, i proceeded to my first stop: skull rock.

it began long ago when rain drops accumulated in tiny depressions and started to erode the granite. as more rock eroded, more water accumulated, leading to more erosion until, as time passed, two hollowed-out eye sockets formed and the rock began to resemble a skull.” – national park service

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