very cool picture
i love joshua tree national park.
i love the desert.
if you want some new desert stomping grounds try anza borrego. theres a hike with a waterfall at the end of it. somewhere in the park. and beautful wildflowers in the spring. and Ive seen bighorn sheep there.
heres a site to get more info http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=638
My projects keep me in the Mojave and AB is a bit south although I've seen and heard it's the place to be during a good spring wildflower showing.
I like Joshua Tree, but spending the last 4of the last 6 weekends out there I think I need to head north for a bit.
In two weeks I'll be going up to a place called Renegade Canyon. It may be the largest, and most definitley well protected (inside China Lake Naval Weapons Base) petroglyph/archaeological site in California. A week after that, a land survey looking for sections and traces of the Old Spanish Trail between western Nevada and California south of Death Valley. I love this place-