Joshua Tree National Park – Vacation in the desert

Boom! Hot! Perspiration! On December 29th! Yes, well, we’re in the desert, that’s right – you might expect some warmth … But last year we were in Death Valley. Also a desert. And it was pretty cold there and we had to freeze. So we were wiser this time and packed all fleece sweaters, scarves and hoods.

And now I’m in the desert Continue reading “Joshua Tree National Park – Vacation in the desert”

High Peaks Trail at Pinnacles National Park + 2 1/2 snakes

The trail starts at Old Pinnacles Trailhead Parking which is located close to the east entrance of Pinnacles National Park – Carsten gets the last parking space, at 10:15 am! If you wanna be independent and rather drive your car than  go by shuttlebus from the visitor center – don’t come too late!

Matthias and me fill our backpacks with water – it should get warm today. Around his head buzz a dozen flies like a halo…so we move forward. Continue reading “High Peaks Trail at Pinnacles National Park + 2 1/2 snakes”

Christmas: Roadtrip from Sunnyvale to Las Vegas. Today: Red Rock Canyon State Park; Trona Pinnacles

What a long, long day! In the morning we start in sunny Sunnyvale and in the evening we have dinner in rainy Death Valley. In between: nearly ninehundred kilometers roadtrip with our car Carsten…

It was a fine roadtrip – as long you like to drive – as the scenery changed while driving! In the beginning we thought we might be in Ireland – pretty green hills are next to the highway. Suddenly the scenery changes. Continue reading “Christmas: Roadtrip from Sunnyvale to Las Vegas. Today: Red Rock Canyon State Park; Trona Pinnacles”