Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Monday, August 22, 2016

Mojave Desert

The Mojave Desert is a rain-shadow arid desert area that occupies a significant portion of southeastern California and smaller parts of central California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona in the United States.


Kelso Dunes, also known as the Kelso Dune Field, is the largest field of eolian sand deposits in the Mojave Desert.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Hoover Dam

Built during the Great Depression, Hoover Dam was a marvel of engineering and labor.

The largest dam in the world at the time of its completion in 1935, this National Historic Landmark stores enough water in Lake Mead to irrigate 2 million acres and serves as a popular tourist destination.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Encinitas, California

Encinitas is a beach city in the North County area of San Diego County, California. Located within Southern California, it is approximately 25 miles (40 km) north of San Diego and about 95 miles (153 km) south of Los Angeles.


View from our campsite

Hefty burritos, nachos, and other standard Mexican eats in a no-frills establishment.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Camping in Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It's characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler.