My daughter doesn’t see her dad very often, but when she does I usually go hiking and camping solo. I love it, it clears my mind and I feel like a new person afterwards.
One of my favourite places to go hiking alone, meditate, and sleep under the stars is Mojave National Preserve in California. My daughter usually see her dad in California or Nevada (he is always on the road,) and I’ve hiked all the National Parks and State Parks in both States. Of course I’ve only just scratched the surface in most places, but Mojave National Preserve is a favourite and I have explored this place more than some of the others. Maybe it’s because of how wild it is, the different type of geography throughout the park, and all the fascinating wild cacti that grows here that brings me back again and again.
There is plenty of Joshua Trees within the preserve, of all sizes. Maybe the biggest ones are closer to the Nevada border, this photo is taken close to the California border.
The last light for the day. This was a warm December evening three years ago, and I spent the night under the stars not very far from where I took this photo. Camping alone is an understated experience. Have you tried? If not I can highly recommend giving it a try. This post is part of Terri’s Sunday Stills; Favourite Landscapes. I hope you enjoyed the vistas.