Joshua Tree National Park - October 12-14, 2007

Another great weekend at Joshua Tree! Because we were going to be having a fairly large group going this weekend, Mark drove up to the park early to reserve a couple of campsites. We actually stayed in the same campsite as in April along with the one next to it. Here is a list of who ended up coming:
  • Mark and Michelle Vander Pol
  • Mark and Rachael Vander Werf
  • Joel and Sarah Schreuder
  • Brian Duyst
  • Beth Toeset
  • Tyler and Tami Schemper (Friday night)
  • Luke and Jenny Varvel (Saturday night)




  • Walking in "The Hall of Horrors" on Saturday morning.


    Mark and Rachael going between some rocks.


    Brain laying down after climbing to the top of some rocks.


    A group shot of those that went climbing in the morning.


    Mark, Mark and Joel talking about the rocks in our campsite. We found out from a book that these rocks are called "The Manure Pile"!


    Looking out across the landscape from the Barker Dam area.


    Scrambling to get to the other side.


    A group photo of all of us.


    Some of the ladies walking up the rocks above Barker Dam.


    Mark and Michelle.


    The guys on top.


    Playing Over-the-Line Wiffle Ball.


    In camp Sunday morning.


    Brian brought a set of Bocce balls and playing around the campground was a blast! Here the guys are looking at somebody's errant toss.


    A Joshua Tree and the landscape looking southwest.


    Joel and Sarah going down a rock in the Jumbo Rock area.


    Beth and Michelle.


    On the way out we spotted a Bighorn Sheep!


    There are a lot more photos, but this should give you a decent idea of our trip! Hope you enjoyed looking at them and next time you will have to join us!


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