Saturday was National Public Lands Day, and as a way to celebrate we drove out to Joshua Tree for a little back country camping.
Temperatures were slated to hit a high of 97° for the day, so we planned to arrive around 2pm and kill some time at a few other locations before venturing off-trail into the back country.
Seeing as we’re about to enter October, we decided it would be fitting to go explore the Hall of Horrors
After a bit of exploring and playing around, we decided it was finally starting to cool off and would be a good time to find a spot that we could call home for the night.
We drove over to Twin Tanks, filled out the registration slip, and started wondering off westward.
After about a two mile hike we found a nice flat spot on some soft sand in what appeared to be a dried out irrigation channel.
There were some large rock structures nearby that offered us some great views of the sunset and surrounding landscape.
Overall it was a great quick getaway to celebrate National Public Lands Day.
Did you do anything this past weekend to celebrate NPLD? Let me know all about it in the comments!