The Desert

Merciless and mystifying, delicate and distinct – the desert is a land of contradictions that are both unsettling and peaceful. This is the beauty that we saw on a sunny day in February.


Joshua Tree National Park is a combination of two deserts. The Mojave and The Colorado Desert. We went from high desert to low desert. We had eight miles left in the park when we noticed an oil leak. That lead to another seven hours of problem solving, calling MCI, frustration, and enduring the heat. We finally got on the road and found our way to Phoenix. Arriving at 1am. Our host, Dave, was waiting for us with a welcoming smile. We had only meet Dave via the phone and we found his gesture of hospitality warming, specially after our long drive.