可爱+美味 //www.denkmermer.com 户外冒险,素食和必威平台狡猾的乐趣 2017年7月7日星期五18:54:36+0000 恩美 每小时 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.15 14251525 做母亲的一年 //www.denkmermer.com/2017/07/a-year-of-motherhood/ //www.denkmermer.com/2017/07/a-year-of-motherhood/#评论 2017年7月7日星期五18:54:36+0000 阿利克斯小姐 思想 母性 为人父母 //www.denkmermer.com/?p=6850 在2015年的万圣节那天,我的命运被告知。我问下一年我会做什么。读卡人对我宽泛而含糊的问题不太满意。有人告诉我,我不是一个特别情绪化的人,这意味着这些读数往往会出错,因为我没有给出太多[…;]

On Halloween of 2015 I had my fortune told. I asked what the next year would hold for me. The card reader was none too pleased with my broad and vague question. I’m not an especially emotive person I’ve been told and it means these readings tend to go awry as I don’t give much for them to react to. She started talking about a male figure who would be a strong presence in my life and as there wasn’t anyone I could connect it to she suggested maybe it was god. Hard no there. I love a good tarot reading but felt this one was bunk for me.

Sometime not long after that reading I got pregnant, with a child that is anatomically speaking male. This past week my baby turned one.

It’s true, a year is a broad expanse of time, hard to define. Time seems to slip off it’s axis with a baby; the days pass by so slowly but you blink and a whole month has passed. You’re always looking forward at milestones and simultaneously feeling a strange amnesia as to when things happened.

I tried to write something when I was still home on maternity leave but it turned into a jumble of unfinished sentences and thoughts. My exhaustion ran so deep I could not think straight, let alone write. I knew those first few months would be hard but I did not know how thoroughly destroyed I would feel. Between waking every two hours, recovering from the birth and the intense flood of hormones that came with it and any nutrients I was getting being literally drained from by body in the form of breastmilk, I felt like a ghost of myself.

Having a newborn reasserted for me that community is necessary. I wish our lives weren’t isolated as much as they are in this modern world. Communal living, which I’ve always been interested in, makes even more sense now than it did before. Having people around right after I gave birth was essential for me. I felt isolated and alone, especially after Shawn went back to work, and having people visit, even just being around and not doing anything, made a world of difference. I desperately wanted to be around other adults but getting out at the beginning was hard and I could never figure out the timing of getting to certain mom groups or was too nervous to go. There was something deeper though, even now, where being a single family alone still feels sort of wrong, like we should be connected with others.

I’m thankful that I was able to find a community online to connect with. They saved my sanity and answered my inane questions for the many months when I had no idea what I was doing. They helped support me when I felt disconnected from everything from my life before. There were so many times when I was trapped under a baby when I was still able to check in with my people on my phone and I’m not sure how people managed before without that. I suppose they had friends and neighbors who might drop by in real life. Or they were just lonely.

Friends warned me how hard breastfeeding would be. I’m not hardline about any parenting strategy in particular so I had already made peace with the possibility of using formula despite the rhetoric of breastfeeding being the way and the light. Yet when we struggled from the beginning I could not let it go. I toiled through weeks of pain and things just not working, hours of being attached to machines and not able to just cuddle my baby, meeting with expensive consultants and taking hard to get medications, just because there’s this idea that breastmilk is magic and not just food. I cried a lot. I felt like I was in a limbo because I wanted to give up but I was afraid of feeling like a failure and never being able to turn back that decision.

I held out as long as I could, basically until pumping at work became an exercise in uselessness. I am proud of myself for making it as long as I could under the circumstances. I can’t help but feel a twinge of remorse looking back that I could have just switched to formula fully earlier and had some more freedom. Realistically I’m not sure I would have found more freedom, I was still learning how to take care of a newborn, but it would have been a relief to not have had to do all that I did. Alternatively, I look back still and just wished things worked. They didn’t and there wasn’t anything I could do about it and yet I still wish there was a way.

A lot of people talk about getting back to themselves after they have a kid. At the beginning there was certainly a loss of autonomy and an inability to do the creative things that before felt like they defined me. I would never say that I didn’t feel myself though. To be honest I feel even more myself now as a mother than I felt before. It was if it was always a part of me that I had just been waiting for. This comes as no surprise to me.

There certainly was an adjustment as things got more manageable, and as I went back to work, to not having as much free time. Overall I don’t mind that much though. I don’t feel like I had expanses of free time before, but rather that I have more to do now and generally do it more efficiently. Creative endeavors are still a struggle but I don’t feel as bad about it. Instead of feeling like I’m letting things slip by, I feel like my time is full and it seems right.

It’s been hard to connect with people again, even now, especially when our main form of socializing before was going to the movies, an activity that’s not especially baby friendly. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m still slightly submerged in motherhood and I need to make an effort to build community again. To be honest I was never great at making plans though, so I’m letting myself off the hook a little.

I’ve seen my fair share of sexism, overt and otherwise, but having a child has really highlighted the societal ways that women are pushed down. I’m fortunate to have a job that has been understanding of my time off and schedule but just thinking about how men don’t have to deal with many of these things makes my blood boil. Women I know have stayed at bad jobs so they wouldn’t lose their FMLA protections. Others have been fired while pregnant or on leave even though it’s illegal. It is such a hinderance to have to build in a year of work if you want to make any change in your career if you also want to plan to have a child. I took time off to stay home with our son but no one expected Shawn to do the same. It creates an imbalance from the beginning that is hard to correct even in the best of situations. There is a certain level of responsibility that comes with being a gestational parent but I wish culturally that other things were a bit more level. In the current political climate, where it feels like we’re backsliding on women’s rights daily, all of these fears and frustrations have been crystallized.

I’ll try not to end on such a negative note though. Despite the difficulties, having a kid has been an absolute joy. We are still going on adventures and though it takes a bit more planning and a little more travel time it’s been great. Things I’ve always wanted to do (making a halloween costume for my kid for example) have been a delight. All the hard things are offset by exciting firsts and dreams come to fruition.

I don’t know what the future of this blog will be. I do miss having a place to write, but I know that blogging is not the same as it used to be. I probably won’t write much on parenting going forward because I’m certainly no expert and I don’t feel especially comfortable with sharing details about my child with the whole world. I was feeling reflective and wanted to put some of my thoughts on this first year down though for myself if nothing else. I’m looking forward to incorporating more creative things back into my life. I can’t wait to make another quilt (when it cools down) and perhaps will share some of those projects like in the old days.

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我们将从夏天走向秋天,似乎我欠大家一个最新消息。我的计划是今年把这个博客撤了。我几乎没有更新它,只是觉得它不再是我生活的一部分。我开始想要更多的隐私,同时也感觉没有以前那么多的互动。在幕后,写下这个博客需要一些努力。存档旧的食谱和照片等。我只是没来得及去做。生活在路上。它不是优先事项,就像在这里写新条目不是优先事项一样。所以我把它锁上了,留了一天。

在过去的一个多月里,我收到了一些读者的电子邮件和留言,他们问起了我的博客,因为我没有完全删除它,所以最好还是把它放回去给后代看。我很可能不会再更新了。我’;已经开始在慢宇宙

再说一遍,我发现自己渴望有一个地方可以再写一次,所以也许我会恢复一些东西,但没有承诺

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必威体育圣克鲁斯岛背包旅行 //www.denkmermer.com/2016/01/santa-cruz-island-backpacking/ //www.denkmermer.com/2016/01/santa cruz island backpacking/#评论 2016年1月19日星期二01:15:22+0000 阿利克斯小姐 必威平台 特色帖子 背包旅行 加利福尼亚 海峡群岛 狐狸 国家公园 必威体育 //www.denkmermer.com/?p=6811 我’;我已经把这篇文章写在草稿里好几个月了,但是我仍然没有找到动力去写我认为需要说的关于我们去圣克鲁斯的美好旅行的话。因此,为了发布它,我将简短地介绍一下。我对这次冒险感到紧张,因为必威体育圣诞老人必威平台

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santa cruz island-12I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for months now and yet I still haven’t found the motivation to write what I think needs to be said about this lovely trip we took to Santa Cruz. So for the sake of posting it, I’ll be brief.

I was nervous about this adventure because Santa Cruz island requires not only taking a small boat (I am prone to sea sickness) but also that you carry all your water for your trip. On the other hand, Santa Cruz Island boasted a chance for a secluded backpacking trip and a opportunity to see the native island fox.

We headed out for an overnight stay with friends in the early summer. The hike to the campground was relatively easy, even with the extra water. We spent most of the trip hanging around our campsite relaxing and doing some shorter hikes in the area. There were beautiful views of the sunset from our spot on top of the island.

Before we left camp in the morning we were lucky enough to see some of the petite island foxes. They clearly knew to come and scavenge the campground when people were packing up their stuff. Of course we didn’t feed them but they were not particularly scared of humans at all.

It is amazing how much this island has been able to come back since it was nearly devestated by human meddling. The island foxes are doing well and they’ve even reintroduced the Bald Eagles after successfully relocating the Golden Eagles that took over their territory.

On the boat ride back to the mainland we were treated to seeing a large pod of dolphins that swam along with the boat. It was a magical way to end a little island getaway.

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Another year of mediocre blogging has come to an end. I will probably be shutting down the blog soon since I have neglected it so much. If anything, I may start something new but I find that unlikely as well. I’ve loved having this place of my own over the years but it has really run it’s course.

I’ve been struggling with the internet and social media and such in not being able to show a balanced picture of who I am. I want to share personal things but realize this can be damaging professionally. I’ve also become wary of sharing parts of my personal life on the internet. Conversely, more often than not, I don’t even think I even represent myself in the way that I want to be perceived, as a writer and filmmaker.

Besides a few friends, the majority of visits I get here are for old recipes. I still love making vegan food but I’m not interested in developing recipes nor do I honestly have the time to blog about it even if I did (so much time is needed for taking good photos of food!). There are many other talented bloggers covering this territory.

I certainly don’t identify as a blogger any more. There was a time when this was important to me and it was a great way for me to connect with people but that time has passed. I never cared much about having a high ranking blog, just a good one.

This isn’t goodbye exactly. I’ll probably put together a little e-book of the recipes here if anyone is interested in them. I may move some parts of this somewhere else. I have lots to decide. I guess, so long for now and thanks for reading.

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万圣节电影马拉松8和飞蛾服装 //www.denkmermer.com/2015/10/halloween-movie-marathon-8-and-a-moth-costume/ //www.denkmermer.com/2015/10/halloween-movie-marathon-8-and-a-moth-costume/#评论 2015年10月31日星期六22:37:24+0000 阿利克斯小姐 事件 电影 手工制作的 天蛾 服装 万圣节 恐怖片 马拉松赛跑 //www.denkmermer.com/?p=6825 多年来,我一直想成为万圣节的飞蛾,但后来玛莎·斯图尔特在万圣节版的封面上放了一套飞蛾服装,所以我不得不等待合适的哀悼时间为自己做一套飞蛾服装。我想做一些看起来有点真实的东西,但不涉及大规模的[…;]

年I’;我本想成为万圣节的飞蛾,但后来玛莎·斯图尔特在她万圣节版的封面上贴了一套飞蛾服装,所以我不得不等到合适的哀悼时间,为自己做一套飞蛾服装。我想做一些看起来有点真实的东西,但不需要有巨大的翅膀,可以整晚撞到东西上。我选择了做一件舒适的披风,当我举起来的时候,它看起来就像飞蛾的翅膀。我咨询了我亲爱的朋友http://birdseedfieldguide.tumblr.com/“>Erin为您提供一些绝妙飞蛾的建议(可供选择的飞蛾太多了!)在天蚕蛾身上定居下来。缝好翅膀斗篷后,我把设计画在布料上,加上一些天线和蛾色的黑眼睛,我就准备出发了。

我们当然有传统的万圣节电影马拉松。一些朋友甚至从得克萨斯州驱车远道而来,只是为了赶到那里,因为得克萨斯州马拉松队的其他队员都在洛杉矶。我们住的地方挤得满满当当,真是一段美好的时光。我们有很多前几年的美食(我最喜欢的菠萝蜜嘉年华当然很受欢迎,最重要的是,我们有由螺旋餐厅

今年我们结束了对一家真正的剧院的实地考察for our last set of movies. I think more people made it through the whole event this year than any other.

1. Earnest Scared Stupid
2. Demons
3. Ginger Snaps
4. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare
5. The Descent
6. The Ring
7. 30 Days of Night
8. Sheitan
9. Dead Alive
10. Possession
11. Crimson Peak
12. Goosebumps

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lassen volcanic-8We visited Lassen Volcanic National Park on a busy holiday weekend and yet it was still quiet and serene. The campsites were full so we headed into the backcountry despite some rain. I pledged to jump in one of the gemstone colored lakes but never found the opportunity. At our camp I hid in our tent to avoid rampant mosquitos and couldn’t sleep despite a long day of driving and then hiking into the wilderness. It was such a treat to find solitude in such a beautiful location without having to hike so high into the mountains as one would in the Sierras. There were so many geothermal areas to explore, we followed the trail of volcanos up through the Cascade range into Oregon.

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古猪鬃松林 //www.denkmermer.com/2015/10/agronous-hruslecone-pine-forest/ //www.denkmermer.com/2015/10/古猪鬃松林/#评论 2015年10月6日星期二12:24:28+0000 阿利克斯小姐 必威平台 古猪鬃松林 加利福尼亚 //www.denkmermer.com/?p=6769 有一些神奇的地方古老的生物,让你记住有多少在你之前,有多少在你之后。我们把车开到山上,尽管已经快6月了,那里仍然下雪。一切都感到孤独和宁静。森林是保护区,你可以告诉人们

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bristlecone pine forest-21There are magical places with ancient creatures that make you remember how much has come before you and how much will come after. We drove high into the mountains where there was still snow despite it being nearly June. Everything felt lonely and still. The forest is a preserve and you can tell the folks who work there are so happy to share this rare beauty with you, to tell you all about the trees and how slowly they grow. The slowest ones live the longest they say, the ones found in the harshest of environments. The oldest living things on earth battling extreme frozen winters and intense wind. Their pine needles alone can live 30-40 years. We searched for the legendary tree considered to be the oldest, its location now a secret. It could have been any of them really, their twisting limbs and stunted trunks. Soon it will snow again and the road will be closed for winter; the trees safe in their desolate slopes.

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卡里佐平原国家纪念碑 //www.denkmermer.com/2015/09/carrizo-plain-national-monument/ //www.denkmermer.com/2015/09/carrizo平原国家纪念碑/#回复 2015年10月1日星期四04:07:57+0000 阿利克斯小姐 必威平台 加利福尼亚 卡里佐平原 草地 国家纪念碑 //www.denkmermer.com/?p=6759 似乎没有尽头的土路,几乎没有人。安静的露营地有完美的日落景色。叉角羚,麋鹿,穴居猫头鹰。即使在春天结束后也会开花。盐滩和草原。老鹰,蝙蝠和袋鼠如果你幸运的话。我知道这里一直很安静。夏天的炎热似乎已经融化了我的博客

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carrizo plain-22Seemingly endless dirt roads and hardly any people. Quiet campsites with perfect sunset views. Pronghorns, tule elk, burrowing owls. Flowers even after spring is over. Salt flats and grasslands. Hawks, bats and kangaroo rats if your lucky.

Things have been quiet here, I know. The heat of summer seems to have melted away my blogging motivation. That and being caught up in various projects. I’m not making promises but I’ll at least catch up with things. Maybe everything will change. I intended to just post these photos and then I got excited about writing something so we’ll see how this all goes.

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徒步旅行和背包旅行装备 //www.denkmermer.com/2015/06/hipping-and-backpacking-gear/ //www.denkmermer.com/2015/06/徒步旅行和背包装备/#评论 2015年6月8日星期一19:17:59+0000 阿利克斯小姐 必威平台 背包旅行 齿轮 徒步旅行 //www.denkmermer.com/?p=6734 我’;有几个人要求在我使用的装备上贴一个帖子,就在这里!我仍然在想我喜欢什么,并做一些调整,但有些东西我已经喜欢了。背包–;鱼鹰爪44&;33当我第一次决定要去背包旅行时,我花了[…;]

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当我第一次决定要去背包旅行时,我花了很长时间研究背包,然后在店里试了更长时间。我最初选择的是Gregory Deva 60,因为在商店里,它是最舒适的,当它装载了大量的重量。我并不兴奋,因为它有超厚的填充物,或者背包本身的重量超过5磅,但经过多次辩论,我还是得到了它。我在第一次旅行时就把它拿出来了,感觉还可以,但我确实不喜欢它。口袋太多了,整件事变得笨重怪异。尽管背包很大,但它不适合我的3升水箱。总的来说,我有很多抱怨。
后来我买了鱼鹰泰龙33作为一个大日包。我选择了一个更大的尺寸low key overnight trips. I ended up using it for backpacking in the Hoh Rainforest as well as at Point Reyes. I loved how light it was and it had all the features I wanted. It is simple, light and comfortable, though a touch small for some occasions. When I came across a coupon, I bought the 44L version and returned the massive Gregory pack.
Things I love about this pack: It’s light. There aren’t a lot of frilly features but it still has some bonuses that I like such as a large reservoir and decent sized hip belt pockets. The mesh pocket on the back is great.
I could see myself being happy with an actual ultralight backpack someday, but without the opportunity to ever try one on I’m hesitant to buy one. Right now I’m very happy with the Ospreys, even if they have a little bit of extra weight.

Sleeping Bag – North Face Cat’s Meow Women’s 20
I love this sleeping bag. Mine is over 4 years old (though there are newer versions) and it’s still warm and cozy. It’s synthetic so it doesn’t pack down super small and it’s not exceptionally light either, but it’s one of the lightest synthetics I’ve seen for the temperature rating. I sleep cold so I’d rather deal with the bulk in exchange for the extra warmth. I’ve used this bag in freezing temperatures (along with extra layers) and have been warm. It’s a bonus that Shawn has the Men’s version so we can zip our sleeping bags together to make one big bag for both of us.

Sleeping Pad – Thermarest NeoAir Xtherm
This sleeping pad is so comfortable it’s hard to believe. I’ve gotten better nights sleep on this pad than at home in my bed. It’s really small and light and the insulating layer reflects your body heat back for cold nights. It’s not as crinkly as the other neoairs so it doesn’t feel like you’re sleeping on a bag of chips. I previously had a self inflating thermarest, which certainly did its job for the past few years, but was not always super comfortable for a side sleeper like myself. I would often wake up with my hip bones numb or an arm asleep. I’ll be the first to admit that this pad is pretty pricy (get it on sale!) but pretty worth it if you ask me.

Backpacking Tent – Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3
I can’t take credit for picking this tent, Shawn chose it after a lot of research and testing out some other tents. We went with the UL3 for a few reasons. It’s definitely lightweight (though not the lightest) but still has some bonus features. For one, it is fully freestanding, so you don’t have to worry about staking it down just to hold it up. There’s also enough room for us and our gear. We tried a smaller, similar tent but there wasn’t enough headroom for a tall guy (I didn’t really notice). We’ve weathered a few storms in it and haven’t had any problems yet. It doesn’t have the best ventilation when it’s warm, but it’s nice and cozy when it’s cold.

Car Camping Tent – North Face Double Headed Toad (discontinued)
I mention this other tent, just in case you see it in some photos. It’s a luxurious four person tent. After spending so many nights in our compact backpacking tent, this tent feels enormous. It’s great for longer stays and more extreme weather. It’s held up really well over the past four years and still feels new.

Stove – Snow Peak Litemax
A great little stove. Lighter and more compact than the gigapower. Holds up to wind fairly well. I like hot meals and this makes it easy for me to cook something fast for myself or in tandem with Shawn.

Cookware – Snow Peak Trek 900mL titanium with Four Dog Stove lid
Love this pot! Great for one person. You could probably go a little smaller, but a full size fuel canister fits perfectly in this one. Also the frypan lid is the perfect size for grilling veggie burgers. I added on the Four Dog Stove lid for when I’m not planning on frying anything. It’s slightly more compact and easier to manage and great for straining noodles.

Utensils – Snow Peak Titanium long tined spork & Sea to Summit Long Spoon
I don’t love sporks but Shawn found me this special long tined spork that is great for ramen. Most everything else I use my long spoon which is great for stirring your pot and eating out of those instant meal bags. I love that it has flat sides which are useful for scraping every last morsel of food out of your pot.

Water Filter – Saywer Squeeze
This filter is very easy to use and super lightweight/compact. The squeeze bag that comes with it isn’t super big and doesn’t fill very easily unless you have fairly swiftly running water. I’ll probably add another platypus as a dirty bag for longer trips.

Water Reservoir – Platypus 3L
Having a reservoir is great. It makes a major difference in how often I drink water and therefore how hydrated I stay. The 3L is also great when you know you need to carry a lot of water. This reservoir doesn’t have a strong flavor with is great and I haven’t had any problems with leaking. I have had a lot of issues with the bite valve. Nothing catastrophic but sometimes I find I’m getting a lot of bubbles with my water (annoying!). It also tends to drip a little from the valve. I’ve only used it for water but did find some questionable build up in the hose which I was able to remove after some disinfecting. I should probably just replace the hose and valve altogether. I also have a bonus 2L Platupus water bag that’s really great as an add on.

Trekking Poles – Black Diamond Ergo Cork Poles
I just got these recently so I’ll probably have to update this when I’ve used them more. I’m still getting used to them really. I like that they are fairly light weight and can pack up small. They were definitely a big help when climing some steep hills with a heavy backpack. I think they do increase my pace a little. I do like having something to do with my arms. Good for balance during river crossings. I don’t see myself using these too much on regular hikes but they’re great when you’ve got a heavy backpack. I got these with a dividend so they were basically free, otherwise I don’t know if I would have spent the money.

Shoes – Brooks Cascadias
I feel like these are the hipster shoes of the hiker world but I love these damn shoes. While some will opt for more heavy duty hiking boots, I’m much more sensitive to my feet overheating than anything else. These shoes breath really well, have great traction and dry quickly. I pair them with some Dirty Girl Gaiters to keep sticks and stones out since they are lower than traditional boots. I’ve noticed there some sections of wear around the top that are probably more from design flaws than actual use, so I’m guessing these aren’t meant to last forever. For now they’re super comfortable and have served me well.

Jacket – Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoodie
I had been searching for a packable insulated jacket for months when I was pressured into buying this one. I thought it was too expensive, but a big sale came up and I had to jump on it. I’ve never regretted it. It’s the most comfortable and warm jacket. I want to live in it. It feels like you’re wearing a cozy sleeping bag. Though I was skeptical about the stretchy side panels, they do make the whole thing more versatile for activities. Definitely requires another base layer for extra cold weather. I’ve slept with it on in my sleeping bag on exceptionally cold nights. I think the stretchy wrist sections are maybe a little too tight, but they definitely keep the cold air out and don’t really bother me.

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乔舒亚树野花 //www.denkmermer.com/2015/05/joshua-tree-wildflowers/ //www.denkmermer.com/2015/05/joshua tree wildflowers/#评论 太阳,2015年5月3日19:20:29+0000 阿利克斯小姐 必威平台 背包旅行 加利福尼亚 露营 沙漠 徒步旅行 约书亚树 野花 //www.denkmermer.com/?p=6706 我们去了一个野花几周前去约书亚树的童子军之旅。野外野营非常棒,因为你只需步行一英里,远离任何一条路,找到一个你喜欢的地方,然后安顿下来。*我们在日落前到达,徒步进入黑暗中,扎营。我们醒了[…;]

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We went on a wildflower scouting excursion to Joshua Tree a few weeks ago. The backcountry camping is great because you just have to hike over a mile away from any road, find a spot you like and set up.* We arrived just before sunset, hiked into the darkness and made camp. We woke up to a beautiful sunrise and, after breakfast, spent the day searching for wildflowers throughout the park. There were lots to be seen in the lower elevations and some were just sprouting in the higher areas. Getting a campsite can sometimes be tricky at this park since it’s so close to Los Angeles. Knowing you can just head out into the wilderness makes me want to visit every weekend.

*There are a few other rules, so check out the National Park site for details.

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