Joshua Tree, Feb 2005 @ Jumbo Rocks

How much gear do you need for two nights in J Tree?
How much gear do you need for two nights in J Tree?
Saturday Morning, I woke up first with frost on my sleeping bag. What a beautiful night it was!
Saturday Morning, I woke up first with frost on my sleeping bag. What a beautiful night it was!
Our camp site at Jumbo Rock
Our camp site at Jumbo Rock
Northeast of the campground on my morning hike.
Northeast of the campground on my morning hike.
Wake up Rob!
Wake up Rob!
Casey ready for breakfast
Casey ready for breakfast
Starting a hike up a random canyon a dozen miles up the geological, offroad drive.
Starting a hike up a random canyon a dozen miles up the geological, offroad drive.
XCing up a hill with Casey the mountain goat
XCing up a hill with Casey the mountain goat
Top of the hill facing Southeast
Top of the hill facing Southeast
Facing northwest towards snow covered San Jacinto
Facing northwest towards snow covered San Jacinto

Dead pinyon on a one tree hill.
Dead pinyon on a one tree hill.
We must be near the 4,500' sweet spot where Mojave Desert Juniper, Pinyon Pines and Jousha Trees growth overlap.
We must be near the 4,500' sweet spot where Mojave Desert Juniper, Pinyon Pines and Jousha Trees growth overlap.
The road we drove in on, surrounded by granite intrusion, volcanic cinder cones and washed out sedimentary sea floor from a couple million year ago. What an amazing combo in such close quarters!
The road we drove in on, surrounded by granite intrusion, volcanic cinder cones and washed out sedimentary sea floor from a couple million year ago. What an amazing combo in such close quarters!
I had to climb back up to the top of turtle rock at Hidden Valley for fun.
I had to climb back up to the top of turtle rock at Hidden Valley for fun.
Hidden Valley area
Hidden Valley area
Plain west of Hidden Valley
Plain west of Hidden Valley
Good climbing rocks near Jumbo Rocks, I was able to get on top of the far wall in this photo
Good climbing rocks near Jumbo Rocks, I was able to get on top of the far wall in this photo
Gotta love how sticky this Joshua Tree granite is!
Gotta love how sticky this Joshua Tree granite is!
Look ma', No rope!
Look ma', No rope!

Getting late, time to pack it in.
Getting late, time to pack it in.
Facing East at sunset.
Facing East at sunset.
Facing west towards camp, the sky is on fire!
Facing west towards camp, the sky is on fire!
5:21 PM, Wow...
5:21 PM, Wow...
5:31 PM, the color in these photos is natural.
5:31 PM, the color in these photos is natural.
Mmm, foil wrapped dinners.
Mmm, foil wrapped dinners.


Peace of mind for Todd... Here was my double safety, reduntant cross and super knots.
Peace of mind for Todd... Here was my double safety, reduntant cross and super knots.
My elbow and Rob, Half way down.
My elbow and Rob, Half way down.

Brave guy out in mid day.
Brave guy out in mid day.

San Jacinto and the windmill farm
San Jacinto and the windmill farm