Exploring Joshua Tree National Park

Back in March, we drove out to the desert for a little weekend road trip to Joshua Tree National Park. The weather was brisk and there was lots to see and explore with Hoku, even with the park's pet restrictions, which stipulate that dogs must be within 100 ft of the road, campground or picnic area. Some of our favorite stops included the areas around the Hidden Valley and Jumbo Rocks campgrounds, where we discovered that our pup is a natural rock scrambler. In addition, the park's dog-friendly, backcountry roads gave us an opportunity to put our Outback's 4WD to the test with a bumpy joyride over dirt and sand. Here are some snapshots from our trip!