Joshua Tree National Park
We took one of the backcountry roads and passed open valleys of Joshua trees popping up like so many Whack-A-Moles. It was surreal, otherworldly, alien, basically any cliché you can imagine when attempting to describe a landscape that's like nothing you've ever seen. We drove to the scenic overlook at Keys View and looked out at the Salton Sea from the opposite side of where we’d been the week before. By the time we returned to the campsite the sun was setting. We didn’t even have time to get out the lanterns before the moon rose, and it was so bright we had no need or desire for artificial light.