A wonderful cloud filled afternoon hiking around the Arch rock granite formations in Joshua Tree NP.
A wonderful cloud filled afternoon hiking the granite formations around White Tank campground in Joshua Tree NP.
The Granite Dells has many hidden canyons and this one had some amazing formations. The challenge is finding a good spot to photograph and getting back out.
Last Rock Standing
Some ridge tops within the Granite Dells have these lone rocks and you just wonder how it got there.
On The Edge
Over millions of years the erosion process has left some remarkable patterns and rounded boulders in the Granite Dells.
Over millions of years the erosion process in the Granite Dells has created some wonderful rock formations and patterns.
The Way Out
Rock scrambling in the Dells can be fun but sometimes the way in is the only way back out of a slot canyon.
I was hiking along a ridge top in the Granite Dells when I came across this large split in the granite where some tall grass had grown up and it reminded me of flames coming out of the granite.
Nothing like being at the right place at the right time. I was hiking in the Granite Dells during a storm when the clouds opened up to put on a wonderful light show.
Nothing like being at the right place at the right time. I was hiking in the Granite Dells as a storm front moved all around me when the clouds opened up.
Hiking some of the canyons in the Granite Dells can be challenging but some how we always find a way to get through.
Some of the granite rock formations remind me of something so they get a name and is also used as a reference point once in the Dells.
I was hiking along a ridge in the Granite Dells when I noticed this lone tree on the opposite ridge just below these cloud layers.
Butt Face Rock
Hiking the Dells over the years I have started to name some rock formations that look like something. When I found this location the choice seemed obvious.
Hiking the Dells over the years I have started to name some rock formations that look like something. When I found this location the choice seemed obvious. I liked this image in both color and B&W so I have posted both versions.
Nothing like being at the right place at the right time. I was hiking in the Granite Dells as a storm front moved all around me when the clouds opened to illuminate this one peak.
When hiking the in Dells you just never know what kind of granite formation you will find. These boulders appear to stacked up and balanced.
A wonderful cloud filled day hiking around Watson Lake.
One of my favorite trees to check out when I start my hike into the Granite Dells.
Clouds And Shadows
It was a wonderful afternoon of clouds and shadows in the Dells.
I was climbing along a granite plateau during a storm when I noticed this rock and the clouds swirling just above it. It almost seemed like two opposing forces getting ready to collide.
A cool windy day hiking along the top of granite fin formations above Watson Lake
Watson Lake View
I found a nice way to get on top of the granite fin formations for some wonderful views of Watson Lake and the Granite Dells.
Interesting looking clouds streak over the Granite Dells.