Joshua Tree is one of my favorite places to explore. The uniqueness of the land is stunning. And to spend the night here in the quiet of the desert tops it off. I chose not to stay at one of the campgrounds and simply set up my small tent in an out-of-the-way spot so as not to make any lasting impact on the land. I woke before dawn on an incredibly chilly morning. It was COLD out and, of course, I neglected to bring gloves. Why would I bring gloves when going to the desert? Anyway, I started hiking and the sun continued to rise and the beauty of the land came to life.
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