Joshua Tree: Hidden Valley & Hadley’s

After hiking Skull Rock, we drove to Hidden Valley and ate our sandwiches from Park Rock Café.  There were plenty of picnic benches surrounding the parking lot.

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This was the turkey sandwich on cranberry bread.  For some reason, we really liked the ranch dressing that came with the accompanying side salad.  Maybe it was because we were Hidden Valley.  Smile  Afterwards, we did the Hidden Valley trail, which was another nice, easy walk.

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Some climbers were preparing for their ascent.

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We named some of the rocks.  Above: “Whale Rock”.  Below: “Kiss Rock”.

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Afterwards we returned to the Visitor Center so that the kids could turn in their junior ranger workbooks and receive their badge.

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Our final stop on the way home was Hadley’s for the famous date shake.

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It was a sweet way to end our trip, and the trip home was thankfully much shorter than the way there.

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