My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to Deep Canyon
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Cottonwood Springs and BLM land
I've been lurking following a few RV websites where people boondock. It really it quite interesting and, for a longer like me, (and hubby), this would seem to be ideal. Yeah, except we are both currently working and we have two LARGE dogs and 2 cats...sigh...maybe when we retire. Anyway, we headed out to the eastern entrance of Joshua Tree national park yesterday morning and I was eager to see how many boondockers were out there. I only saw two trailers. I know the land outside the park is BLM land and there was a sign for a campground, but we didn't take that road, so I really don't know how many trailers were in the campground. But, like I said, I did see two campers parked off road, on well-used dirt roads outside the park. It really is a gorgeous area with plenty of ocotillos. I stopped at one point and took a short walk out into the desert. I always enjoy looking at the animal prints in the sandy washes! We made it to the Cottonwood Springs visitor center/weather station/ranger station and showed the rangers hubby's Golden Age passport (thank goodness I brought him along)! It was a BEAUTIFUL day, with high clouds. I almost spent more time taking photos of the clouds than the scenery!!!