PHOTOGRAPHY BY CRAIG MACKAY
Exploring Joshua Tree was absolutely magical. The National Park covers almost 800,000 acres and includes parts of two deserts, the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert.
We were lucky enough to spend a good amount of time there exploring different rock formations and endless landscapes of desert life.
It was much cooler in Joshua Tree than in Palm Springs so I opted for this stripe knit sweater and boyfriend jeans. I basically lived in my Sam Edelman trixie sandals for most of the warm weather portion of our trip, they’re so comfortable and classic.
I changed into my Petty booties when we ventured further off the path because the terrain was more rocky and unpredictable.
Photos like the one above capture the view as you drive along through the desert. There are several different routes you can explore while in the National Park.
It’s hard to even imagine how the rock formations ended up the way they did. Every corner you turn is more incredible than the next.
Later in the day as the sun started to set the light would shine through the rock formations creating a beautiful desert glow. Only an hour drive from Palm Springs, Joshua Tree is a must see if you’re in that part of California.
There are several places to camp in the park, Craig and I are already planning how we can go back and stay a few nights camping, that would be a whole other level of amazing.
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