November 11, 2015
Hidden Valley-> South entrance of Joshua Tree: 50 miles
We got a great view of the park! Rode straight through the whole thing. To be honest, after we left Hidden Valley campground there wasn’t much to see besides rocks. Don’t get me wrong, it was very beautiful, just nothing crazy awesome. After riding through the park we found a place to camp along i10. Joe said that we couldn’t have a fire because there wasn’t enough wood around. Well I wanted a fire! haha and after we both looked around a little…well just look at the picture. I think we found enough firewood.
November 12, 2015
Joshua Tree -> Indio: 29 miles
This was the lowest we’ve ever been on food. For breakfast we each had 3 bites of oatmeal and 1 plain tortilla. We needed a grocery store BAD! Ok, we weren’t going to die of starvation. If anything happened we still had 1 cup of rice and 1 box of spaghetti noodles. That was all though…definitely the least amount of food that we’ve ever carried on the trip.
Good thing we had a GREAT downhill into Indio. Going from about 4000ft to sea level in 30 miles! Joe got a flat early in the morning and we couldn’t figure out what that metal thing was that popped his tire. Of course after our tiny breakfast…as soon as we got into Indio and went straight to In and Out Burger! It was delicious! Neither of us had been to one before so we were pretty clueless about ordering but their menu isn’t too hard to read. Burgers, Fries, & Shakes, the end.
After lunch we headed to a Warm Showers house. Deede and Richard were stoked to have us! And we were stoked to have a shower! We had a very delicious soup dinner and talked for hours. It was a perfectly relaxing night.