(nr Twentynine Palms CA)
Joshua Tree National Park also had several noteworthy rocks. Some were named for their interesting shapes, and others were simply beautiful massive formations. Needless to say, I was in rock heaven.
One of the formations was called Shear Fear by rock climbers. I can’t remember the name of the above photo, but it would qualify for that name in my opinion. Far more wonderful rocks were photographed than could be possibly shown here.
Atop a huge formation was a rock poised at the edge which they called Cap Rock. Not sure it resembles one to me though. The back side provides a challenge for rock climbers. And, there was a trail leading off into some other nearby rocks.
Skull Rock was by the side of the road, and thus lots of folks stopped. I had to wait a considerable time to get a shot without someone posing in front of it. I’m not sure that the Face Rock I photographed is the correct one. However, I saw a few that I thought qualified.
At Split Rock there was a picnic area, and a 2.5 mile loop trail that passed several rocks with various splits in their formation. I only hiked about 1/2 mile and then turned back. Still, I got to see some nifty rocks.
It was getting late, but I took the chance to find Arch Rock before dark. The trail was not obvious. As I looked around while walking, I tripped over a big rock hitting my knee. It was pretty sore and scratched; but, I continued anyway. Squeezing between rocks, I finally found it, as well as one with a big hole.
It was a great day of exploring amongst some marvelous rock formations. Then, back to camp and a visit with RV friends.
Camp: Cottonwood Springs Rd boondock
Scene: Rock formations