You're right. It's a long way to drive to get on some rocks in southern California. Being at 4000 feet, J Tree can get pretty cold during the winter months. I used to love climbing when it was cold. First, because there was less competition for the routes, second, because getting a quiet campsite was easier. Nowadays, my fingers are too soft and weak for the rough textured rocks of Joshua Tree. Oh well, such is life.
Thanks for the compliment, Radek.
I'll be posting the complete page on this rock tonight.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe