Ashland Creek roars through Lithia Park, where I walk almost daily on my way to many choices of hillside trails in Ashland, Oregon. The creek is fed by snowmelt from our local ski resort, Mount Ashland. I am fortunate the park is just a few minutes away from my front door as I try to stay in shape for Sue’s and my longest trekking challenge yet. More on that to come!
Joshua Tree: Rocks Steal the Show
During our recent visit to Joshua Tree National Park, the rocks stood tall in the California desert. Skull Rock, Face Rock, Heart Rock, and Arch Rock each posed for Sue’s camera. Along with several other walkers, we called out characters in Face Rock. How many do you see? Can you match the four names with their photos?
We walked several trails that were clearly marked and mostly flat. We tried one longer loop from All Trails that was promising at first, but was tough to follow after our guide, Sue’s phone, ran out of power. Not wanting to risk getting lost among the giant rocks, we turned around.