Almost made it for sunrise, but not quite. I was surprised I didn't see anyone else going up or down on a Saturday morning.
Right after heading up Eureka Peak. Lots of people.
With Jon and Erin -- in lieu of climbing some bump with Bob and the gang.
On my way home after hiking in the Eagle mountains.
Gotta do this as a night hike from Sheep Pass some time.
cold and windy and getting dark, but nice trail...
Last of 4 peaks ascended after Monument Mtn, Pinto Mtn HPs (with Bob Burd and crew) and Malapais Hill. Beautiful December day.
Checking out J-tree with a friend.
Very windy, quick outing after the weekend's highlight... Rattlesnake Canyon the day before.
First time to Joshua Tree in over 10 years. Did this hike as one of the few hikes my Dad and I did that day.
Nice and quick day hike. The highlight was seeing the three-foot Speckled Rattler next to the trail. Great view!
Taking this short "stairmaster" hike to the top gives you an amazing 360 degree view. A must hike while visiting Joshua Tree.
Summit again with my son Ryan, his second time here. His first time was 25 years ago as a baby. Needless to say, this time he was able to do it under his own power! Accompanied by his girl friend Amanda (her first peak!) and my wife of 27 years, Ryan's mother Cinda.
I tried hiking to the summit of Mt. Ryan before my hip replacement, I reached wide area before the summit, decided I had better wait for my dh to summit if I was going to hike back to the parking lot under my own power. I was really hurting! So I was glad to have a second chance; this time (almost two years post hip replacement) the hike felt easy and was quite enjoyable!
Via the main trail in the rain. Cloud cover ruined the views from the summit. Still a fun outing.
Nice little desert walk-up. Good views of San Jacinto and the Bernardinos. Y2K was looming.
Easy walk with really nice views. Joshua Trees are neat. Pics
Camping in J-Tree with my significant other on Valentine's Day weekend was the first time I ever camped...and Ryan mountain was one of the first mountains I ever climbed.
It was a relativly easy climb, But there were bees, lots of bees at the top.
Being an inveterate peak bagger, I had to continue to the summit after climbing Walk on the Wild Side, much to the disdain of my purist companions.