Skull Rock Trail is a 1.7 mile
loop to a rock formation that, you guessed it, looks like a skull.
The trail began at the Jumbo Rocks campground. Hmmmm...this campground looks a lot nicer than the
resort gravel parking lot we're staying at, and it looks like our rig might even fit in some of the spots. We've decided to leave a day early and boondock in the national park to enjoy some outdoor ambience for a change. It's also cooler in the national park than down the hill in Twentynine Palms.
The trail took us among interesting rock formations. Here are a few of my favorites:
No snakes this day, but we did get a good look at a western scrub jay...
And a chuckwalla...
(R: This guy was about a foot long. He posed for Dianne for about five minutes.)
More cool rock formations...
The Skull Rock Trail had informational signs, mostly about the desert plants, along the way.
The .5-mile Arch Rock Trail loop also had
We saw some fanciful shapes in the rock formations along Arch Rock Trail. Here are a few, with captions (at least what Roger & I saw):
|Toad and Snake Stand-Off|
Check back soon for more cool photos from Joshua Tree, and hopefully a great camp spot if we find one to boondock in.
The pet photo of the day is not really a pet, but this squirrel was spending his afternoon sunning on top of a giant rock and posed for my camera before scampering off: