Barker Dam, Joshua Tree NP

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After a good night’s sleep in our Airbnb, my friend and I set off at the break of dawn in hopes to catch the sunrise. We started off with a scenic drive on Park Blvd, the main road in and out of Joshua Tree. Every square inch of the park is breathtaking so take your time exploring.

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We then ventured off to Barker Dam. Despite our disappointment with a rather dry reservoir, we were fortunate enough to enjoy this entire hike to ourselves. The trail is quite self-explanatory and easy to complete with guided posts starting from the car park.

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Once we passed the dam, we entered a flat desert zone home to hundreds of Joshua trees. We continued on this sandy path, which eventually looped us right back to where we started.

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Somewhere along this trail we discovered remnants of ancient petroglyphs, so keep your eyes peeled for posted signs – you wouldn’t want to miss anything.

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Catch up on my other Joshua Tree #traveldiaries at Arch Rock and Jumbo Rocks.

// D E E T S //
Long sleeve – UCLA
Spanx – Nike Pro
Shoes – Nike Free Runs 3.0

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