|Hidden Valley trail|
Our first stop was the Barker Dam trail. As with all the walk during the day it was an easy 30 min - 1 hr loop from the car park which head out to a small, and now empty, dam that was built by cattle ranches in first half of the last century. On the way to the dam we saw some ancient rock paintings which, if I remember correctly, a TV crew had painted over to make them stand our more for their filming!
|Inside the Hidden Valley|
|Hidden Valley rock formations|
|Joshua Trees as far as the eye can see|
We then drove across to the Cholla cactus garden. I was pretty nervous walking along the paths and in between the cacti as there were signs telling you that the needles were really difficult to remove if you managed to prick yourself. Not somewhere that you'd want to lose your footing....
|Cholla Cactus Garden Trail|
|Our trusty hire car|
|The arch at White Tank|
And with that our Californian holiday came to and end. It has only taken me fifteen months to get the final blog of our holiday posted!