|Road trip:||5 properties, 1 desert (Joshua Tree), 1 sweet campervan from Escape|
|Destinations:||• Shambala Desert View, CA • Horse With No Name, CA • Copper Mountain Camp, CA • Downtown J-Tree Camping, CA • Landers Nightscape, CA|
|Driving distance:||~250 miles|
|Trip length:||7 days|
|Most essential item:||Cellphone|
|Best meal:||My partner made veggie tacos and veggie soup with ramen broth!|
|Must-see spots:||• Cholla Cactus Garden inside the park at sunset. The light just makes it all look kind of unreal and dreamy. • Hike to Barker Dam early morning before it gets crowded. You’ll see a diversity of geological features, plants, and may even see wildlife (I saw rabbits and coyotes). • Hike Ryan Mountain. Drive to Keys View for a panoramic view of mountains and the Coachella Valley. • Try the Glass Outhouse in Twentynine Palms. • Reserve a soundbath session at The Integratron in Landers or relax in one of their hammocks.|
|Favorite memory:||My partner and I drove into a dirt road inside the park. We pulled over, prepared sandwiches to eat for lunch. We relaxed in the Escape Campervan bed afterwards, with the side doors open, while looking at the Joshua trees. We ended up taking an afternoon nap in the silence. It was so simple and peaceful.|
|Vehicle: Mavericks Ford Dippy from our friends at Escape CampervansClothing:down jacket fleece pajamas sweatpants hiking skirt basic shirts wind jacket scarf hiking boots waterproof jacket & pants hat beanie wool socks handkerchief camp booties sandals (for public showers)||Kitchen: water bottle filters for pour-over coffee thermos matches biodegradable soap sponge water jugs paper towel baby wipes lysol wipes trash bags grocery bagToiletries: vitamins & medications lotion hand sanitizer toothbrush & toothpaste||Gear & Misc daypack twinkle lights aux cord with iphone lightning adapter GPS journal and pen leisure reading cell phone charger car power inverter car socket USB power adapter camera tripod extra batteries power bank watercoloring kit laptop America the Beautiful parks pass Parks Passport notebook maps & printed guides big plastic container for item organization small camp blankets tent||What I forgot to bring: sunglasses lip balm with SPF 15 gloves|
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