I'm a fan of arches. I don't know why, but they are always fun to find. There aren't that many in Joshua Tree National Park (Arch Rock and Garrett's Arch come to mind), but the lesser-known Window Rock is one that is lurking right off the road.
It goes without saying that water is vital in the desert, and that is no different in Joshua Tree. A rancher by the name of C.O. Barker built the dam around 1902 to improve the natural tank here for his cattle. Along with the nearby Cow Camp reservoir, the
Fried Liver Wash could be one of the most boring hikes I've ever done in Joshua Tree. The canyon really is non-descript. It is just another desert canyon. And to make matters worse, it is a lengthy hike. I do like lengthy hikes, but they need to have
Reportedly, Bill Keys dynamited a few boulders to allow cattle to gain entrance in 1921. I’m unsure if that story is true, but Hidden Valley certainly would make for a great corral. A sign along the nature trail says it happened in 1936, so sources vary. The sign at