With temperatures that are going to reach 35°C/95°F in the next couple of days, the desert hiking seasons is coming to an end (at least for moderates like me;-). A little to my own surprise, I haven’t been out there this winter and spring as much as I thought I would be. Early in April though, I returned to the Inner Pasture, hiking in via Moonlight Canyon from Agua Caliente County Park, and it was thoroughly enjoyable!
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“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself” (L. Wolfe Gilbert, songwriter)
Can’t Get Enough Desert Holly
Desert Holly (Atriplex hymenelytra plant portrait) is one of my favorite desert shrubs — it’s amazing how it finds a place to grow almost everywhere, and with its gray-green leaves, it’s also very photogenic I think!
Lazy Morning in the Dunes
On the second morning of our Death Valley trip we took it easy. We slept in a little bit and a beautiful mixture of clouds and clear sky greeted us. After a good breakfast from the buffet in the restaurant at Stovepipe Wells we packed our things, loaded the car, checked out, and drove the short distance to the dunes of Mesquite Flat*.
Water In The Desert (1)
After our Desolation Canyon hike, we had our lunch sandwiches and thought about what we’d do with the rest of the afternoon. The idea to re-visit the area of Salt Creek came to mind, but we found the road closed due to damage from flash flooding that occurred with the summer’s monsoon storms in 2022.
Desolation Canyon: Details
In the third and final part of the Desolation Canyon “trilogy” 😅 I’m sharing intimate landscape and detail photos. To me, these show best what’s so charming about the desert, and canyon hikes in particular: there’s a myriad of little things to discover, at all times…