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Organ Mtns, Aguirre Springs

Organ Mountains

(nr Organ NM) One of the most scenic camps is found on the eastern slope of the Organ Mountains. It sets at the base of towering pinnacles, and has expansive views of the valley below. There are two trails; one a 4 1/2 mile loop up to the base of the spires, and the other […]

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Joshua Tree NP

Barker Dam

(nr Twentynine Palms CA) The only real hike I took while at Joshua Tree National Park, was the 1.2 mile loop trail to see Barker Dam. It was built around 1900 by cowboys to supply water for their cattle, and for mining. The dam itself was simply constructed, with a trough below for a holding […]

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Joshua Tree NP

Rocks of Joshua

(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, […]

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