On Sunday, Brian and I went on the Mastodon Mine Loop Trail in Joshua Tree National Park.
We chose this hike because it was a loop. We like loops, however it wasn’t very clear where the loop was. About halfway through the hike, we came to a sign that pointed toward the campground. Even though it was in the same general direction as the trailhead, we weren’t confident that it was the right way to go.
We continued hiking until we got to the mine,
where Brian disregarded the warning sign and insisted on poking around.
When we got back to the trailhead we saw that the trail would have brought us right back to the entrance. Next time I’ll take a photo of the map before we start our hike.
2014 Cost of Camping:
167 night paid camping
182 nights free camping
349 days this year
Total spent on camping this year: $4276.79
Daily average cost of camping: $12.30