Thursday, September 24, 2009
Mojave National Preserve
3 Days until "National Parks: America's Best Idea"
Joshua trees, cholla, prickly pear and barrel cactus carpet this beautiful and diverse park. It is also home to the Kelso Sand Dunes, the third highest sand dunes in North America at about 600ft. These dunes actually hum, when the humidity is just right. We also love to visit Hole in the Wall and Banshee canyon for a short but interesting hike featuring changes and rings, unique rock formation created by gas pockets after a volcanic eruption, and petroglyphs!