11/2/12 & 11/3/12
11/2/13, Joshua Tree, CA (Coord, N. 34 deg, 12.101 min; W. 116 deg, 16.917 min)
This was a short day of travel as the lads and I called it quits early in the afternoon.
My friend Nathan camped nearby overnight and headed off to Joshua Tree National Park in the morning, following a cup of coffee. Nathan works as a Naturalist and took the time to describe to me some of the characteristics of the local fauna, which I found fascinating. In addition to Phil (from Los Angeles), he also drove a long distance to meet me).
After hitching up, I drove Doc and Bob down a back road to the east. Just before turning south, Troy invited me to stop in and get some water. We had a nice visit, and I admired some of his artwork, including the large sculpture of a mosquito that he had out front.