On Saturday we were joined by our friends Adam and Susan; and yesterday we finally went exploring in Joshua Tree National Park.
First we stopped by the visitor center to get our National Parks Passports stamped and get a hike recommendation. The ranger said his favorite hike was the Ryan Mountain Trail. We’d see Joshua Trees and a great view once we reached the top.
It was a 3 mile hike where half of it was uphill.
Adam asked many of the hikers we passed on the way, what is the proper hiking etiquette, on a narrow trail who has the right of way? Do you stop and move out of the way to let the people going downhill pass or should the people going downhill stop for the people going uphill? It made for some entertaining conversations and in the end it seemed like the people going uphill were always open to taking a break for those travelling downhill.
2013 Cost of Camping:
14 nights paid camping
62 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $407.75
Daily average cost of camping: $5.37