Keys View

We took a brief trip to Keys View in Joshua Tree National Park. That is, if a 5 hour trip can be so called. You see, Keys View is only 12 miles from our condo – as the crow flies – but it is 80 miles by road. We ascended from sea level to 5,200 feet. As we remembered from past visits the view is spectacular!

Our condo is behind the hill near my right elbow…12 miles away.

As seems to be the case everywhere we travel, humans love to leave a personal mark. These stone sculptures are always interesting and much more ecological than other types of graffiti.

The road to the mountaintop goes through the most one of the most impressive joshua tree forests in the park.

No trip into this park is complete without the ever present rocks.

With shadows lengthening we head down the mountain.


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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8 Responses to Keys View

  1. Roxie Caples says:

    John & I will be roughing it in Joshua Tree next week.

  2. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    I just lost my message to you. I was saying the selfie with which you end your posting is extremely convincing and very Giacometti-esque. Your towering presence in the great California desert is strongly felt. Do continue to enjoy and to share with us your exquisite encounters with nature.
    With love, JP

  3. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Impossible not to fall for the selfie with which you end your posting. It is magnificently Giacometti-esque. Just terrific. Do continue to enjoy and to keep us appraised of your happy encounters with nature. With love, JP

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