To make driving from Phoenix to Visalia less boring we decided to go through Joshua Tree NP. This was the first and windy stop. Seeing familiar plants of the lower desert signed and explained along the trail, I exclaimed "Ah! That's how it's named" and tried to remember, but after two weeks almost forgot. At least I know that they are thorny and not poisonous.
average hiking speed 1.8 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.