We learned the name Joshua Tree was given by Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid 19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of a biblical story in which Joshua reaches his hands up to the sky in prayer.
|There were so many great rock formations everywhere, we should come back here for rock climbing.|
|This rock looked like a skull.|
|Rock climber in the distance.|
|Each Joshua Tree had its own individual personality.|
|Cholla cactus at sunset.|
|I love the unique beauty of the desert, it is all so foreign to me having lived in such a wet, lush place.|