Did Joshua Tree Inspire Dr. Seuss?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPerhaps Dr. Seuss was inspired by Joshua Tree, with its crazy curly trees, huge boulders and wildly arched rock formations. If you’ve been to Joshua Tree and you are a Dr. Seuss fan, like me – tell me what you think.

First day out and we were the first party at the Quail Spring crag this morning. While Richard set up two ropes along the many choices of grippy routes, the girls spotted two tiny lizards doing their morning push-ups in the rising sun. Once we got vertical we realized the climbs were graded low, which means the climbs were harder than advertised in the climbing book, yikes! With some perspective, we all enjoyed the morning climbs and bouldering on the jumbo-sized bloulders scattered about the landscape. This spectacular climbing area also drew Canadians from Waterloo ON. By noon the temperature had risen to 91 F (33 C), since we had yet to adjust to these temperatures, we packed up for the day.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs there was no public swimming pool in town, we purchased a sprinkling water wiggler for the girls to run around outside and cool off, the $11 American dollars was a good investment in fun and giggles.

Time for some cold Sangria – We’re looking forward to tomorrow’s great climbing adventure with our kids.



One Response to “Did Joshua Tree Inspire Dr. Seuss?”

  1. Donna Wheeler says:

    Looks like fun. Waterloo, Ontario is not even an hour away from me. Say “hello ” if you have the chance. It’s really cold here. Today the high was plus 2 c. Also I love seeing my 2 beautiful nieces, Erin & Kendra. Please tell them Aunty Donna loves them. And I love you also. XO.

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