So, I was out at Joshua Tree National Park a while back. Spent the night at Cottonwood Springs where I got some nice shots of the sun setting and the moon rising.
The next day I headed out to run Pinkham Canyon Road, a little dirt doozy that starts out near the Cottonwood Visitor Center and heads west through the southern wilderness area of the park slowly making it’s way towards the Cottonwood Mountains.
As the road becomes less of a road, and more of wash, navigating becomes a little more difficult. The course is difficult to follow and one can easily make a wrong turn, adding a little excitement to the trip. After exploring a couple of roads I hadn’t intended to explore I finally exit the Cottonwood’s close to Interstate 10.
If you decide you want drive Pinkham Canyon Road, here’s a little advice. Make sure you have a good camera, a full tank of fuel, a couple of gallons of water, a good spare tire, and all the time you need to enjoy the journey.
Oh, I almost forgot, did I mention you’re going to need 4 wheel drive?
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