In the it's almost too late to blog about this file, when we were in California in December we went for a hike in Joshua Tree National Park. It was a nice, yet pretty windy day, and really busy full of people. Some of the trails we wanted to hike were closed, so we picked a 10km loop called Lost Horse Mine. It was basically a couple of kilometres up Lost Horse Mountain (summit 5278 feet) to an old mine. Then down a steep, windy trail off the back. It ended with probably about 4 kilometres through a sandy wash back down at the bottom. Here are some pictures.
While hiking is great and can get you off the beaten path, I really want to ride up through the park and back around to Palm Springs. We didn't bring our bikes on that trip, but next time!