Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Camping in Southern California :: Joshua Tree, Salvation Mountain, Salton Sea Hot Springs, Death Valley

A picture review of Gina, Jay and the kids' Christmas in the deserts of Southern California!
First night and second nights in Joshua Tree.

 A night in Salton Sea Hot Springs and Salvation Mountain the next day.

 A van meet-up! The folks in the green van were Jacques and his daughter from Paris, France.
The next campground was Mojave Hole in the Wall and the one after that is at a Mojave roadside pull off on Christmas eve/morning - the bobcat was from the Sony Bono wildlife refuge at Salton Sea  and if you look closely, you can see those little red stars adorning the baby Joshua Tree in our Christmas morning photo.  oh - the one with us eating the box of candy is in Mojave hole in the wall.
 Back at Mojave at sunrise... all but Jay were asleep.
 Scorpion found at Tecopa
 Death Valley

We love to hear about your adventures and see things through your eyes!
Thanks for sharing your story with us Gina, Jay and kids!


  1. very nice pictures. I have camped in Joshua Tree camp ground in the past. I actually saw some big horn sheep there. Very cool place to camp. I believe that there is an old gold mine there too.

  2. I would like to invite you to come to the to the Balloons & VW Bus Show and Campout at the Cathedral City Hot Air Balloon Festival February 14-15, 2015, near Palm Springs, CA. There will be trophies for the show Sat 2/14 10:00 AM-2:00PM, and you will get an event shirt and beverage and snack tickets. Your will enjoy the Sat 2/14 Valentine's Sunset Wine Dinner and Balloon Glow. www.hotairballoonfest.com