We are back in California’s Joshua Tree National Park in the morning.
We should have gotten going earlier this morning, but the coffee shop in town doesn’t open until 7, so we decided that would be early enough. In some ways it is, but when we reach the trail to Barker Dam, the sandy path is full of tracks both human-made and otherwise that make us wish we had been here earlier.
(We do sit here quite a long time, but the sun keeps climbing higher in the sky so finally it is time to tear ourselves away and move on. )
From that point the trail winds down to the sandy plain at the edge of the Wonderland of Rocks and back to the trail’s beginning.