Saturday, November 25, 2006

Flintstone Rocks and Desert Rats



We drove about 40 miles northeast from Palm Springs to Joshua Tree National Park...



...mostly to get a photo of Tony in his Gay Mafia T-shirt.



When people mention Joshua Tree National Park, it is usually with a tone of wonder in their voices and it was easy to see why.



The huge boulder formations popping up all over the high desert...



...look unreal...



...as if they have been assembled for another attempt at a live-action "Flintstones" movie.



We drove through about a quarter of the park, praying there wouldn't be car trouble out in the middle of some very lonely roads...



...and stopped at "Keys View," a terrifyingly windy lookout point where the vista stretched back to the Coachella Valley.



We drove back to Palm Springs through strange, bleak looking desert towns...



...like Morongo and Yucca Valley...



...passing a woman in need who looked too scary for the offer of help.

3 comments:

guru-On-A-Soap-Box said...

That is an incredible image. Walker Evans, circa 2006. Wonder what her story is...

Anonymous said...

Agreed -- absolutely amazing photo of the woman on the side of the road.

Anonymous said...

sf -palm springs mike, great blue skies...so envious. hope you're well.
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