Belle Campground, Joshua Tree National Park, California:  May 23, 2016

I last visited this campground in 1982, during a weekend camping party that I took with my colleagues in the UC Riverside Geography Department.  Yeah, it was a long time ago but I remember that weekend like it was yesterday.  We all had a great time exploring the park, clambering on these boulders, and flying kites in the strong, desert winds.  

I was glad to see that this campsite hadn't changed at all; even the dumpsters are in the same places!  Standing here brought back a lot of great memories from the fantastic weekend and I could only wonder whatever happened to my colleagues and where they were now. 

  • To see my 360-degree panorama photo, click here.
  • To read about my visit to Joshua Tree National Park, see News: May 23, 2016.