This trip has been a mix of staying in cities or being somewhere with a lot of hiking. When I have a full day off it’s easy to figure out what to do if I’m near a national park, but what do you do when you’re in a big city where most everything is closed? You go to the beach!
I spent a busy couple of weeks in Los Angeles. I checked out a large amount of art, so that’s going to be the majority of pictures but I also managed to take my scooter down the beach for Thanksgiving and eat and drink my way through Atwater Village.
Saturday I did one last hike in Joshua Tree, the popular (for good reason) Ryan Mountain trail and then headed out and around the park, circling counter-clockwise until I arrived in Palm Springs. The next day I happily high tailed it out of there and it was up through the mountains and into my destination for the next two weeks: Los Angeles.
I was enjoying my time at exploring Joshua Tree but there’s only so many hikes that are short enough and close enough to Twentynine Palms. On Thursday and Friday I headed back towards Amboy, driving through the desert and down the crazy maze of dirt side roads that make up Wonder Valley.