First thing on March 13, we visited a small oasis, the Oasis of Mara. It's just a couple of small clumps of palm trees, but it was an important water source back in the day:
Next, we went to see the Arch rock and hike the trail around it. Here's me and the Arch:
The best part of this trail was actually off the beaten path, in behind the arch rock. We climbed over a rock, squeezed through a couple others, and came out to these natural paths in between some really cool rock formations:
Next, we went to hike the Skull rock trail. Here's the skull:
After that, a lookout. This looks to the valley southwest of the park.
Driving back towards the hotel, we passed through some groves of Joshua trees where they were particularly lush and tree-like:
... and that was March 13. Next up ... March 14! Can you believe it? Coming soon ...