Liked the Joshua Tree and dark shadow in this one
Panorama from Keys View at 5,185 feet. It was clear enough on this day to see Mexico 90 miles away. The San Jacinto peak was very visible and had more snow on it than I have seen at any other visit to Palm Springs
Another hotel window pic with the wind turbines in the distance
Panorama below Barker Dam. See the dam on the right where the people are approaching.
More Hidden Valley
Moving right and zooming in a little shows the snow better
Side shot of Baker Dam Lake. You can see where the water line was much higher on the rocks in the recent past.
Hard to see, but the mountain between the Joshua Trees has snow on it
Unlike other smooth rocks in the desert, the Joshua Tree seem more like piles of rocks as they've split so much over time.
This tree draping over the trail was so cool, of course, so were we, a bit nippy this morning
Looking South from Keys View.
Gary next to a younger Joshua Tree singleton
Above Barker Dam proper
Barker Dam sandy beach, makes it easier to water your cattle here
My wife Deb on the Barker Dam trail
Another wintering tree. It was quite a contrast to the rest of the plants with its size and position in the landscape.
Barker Dam Lake, the dam itself is in the far left of the frame. It had rained the day before so there was some water. I have seen other pictures with the lake full up.
Looking west from Keys View
Cap Rock too, about the same size as the automobile
The view out the Palm Desert hotel window
Deb taking a picture of Gary taking pictures
Nice picnic spot at Hidden Valley
Josuha Trees everywhere. The density of them in this part of the park is amazing.