We left Palm Springs pretty early, could't really handle another crowded day by the pool, and drove to the Joshua Tree National park instead. The scenery on the way there was simply amazing, you are surrounded by the mountains, and it feels like you drive trough a movie at times. A little bit like a horror movie, I have to admit. Not sure who lives out thee in the desert, or where you do the food shopping, guess online shopping is really needed out there.
We stopped at the rangers' outside the park to buy a map and get some information. We got a route which took us about 2 hours (we didnt have time to stay longer) and we only stopped a few times. Well worth going though, some amazing scenery to be found here. And it was a little cooler than in Palm Springs, where we had had around 45 C. Really glad we did make the effort to drive up to the park, unfortunately we didn't see any of the exciting animals that "hang around" there, not sure I'd like to camp out there as some people did, but it was well worth it just by driving through the park. Got the taste for more parks now!
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