Friends Jerry and Nelda spoke highly of this park; and they were right! It has an other-worldly feel about it. The campsites are hidden among monolithic boulders. It reminds me a lot of the rock formations at Joshua Tree National Park.
|The road to the park, looking away from the rocks. |
Gently rolling hills, grassland with yucca and ocotillo. 2/18/14
|This is from that same road, looking toward the City of Rocks. 2/18/14.|
|Sign placed near where the two pictures above were taken.|
It reads, in part, "Wind and water gradually sculpted the volcanic
tuff ... creating the rows of monolithic blocks ... sites are
tucked away among these Stonehenge-like formations ..." 2/18/14
|My Prius in the campsite, dwarfed by the super large rocks. 2/16/14|
|My Prius and campsite to the left, |
and my nearest neighbor hidden among the rocks to the right. 2/16/14
What did become a bit annoying was the constant wind. It was most windy in the afternoons.
|When this windmill starts to turn in the wind, it creaks loudly. 2/16/14|