On top of the world

February 6, 2017 Joshua Tree National Park

The smell of wetted dust and wetted sagebrush in a desert thunderstorm is a fragrance more packed with associations than the most romantic of flowers. --- Wallace Stegner, The Sound of Mountain Water

Keys View is a popular destination with Joshua Tree National Park that's perched on the crest of the Little San Bernardino Mountains. When you hike to the top of Keys View, you get a clear view of the Coachella Valley, the San Andreas Fault, as well as seeing the Salton Sea. According to park rangers, when air was less polluted, you could even see a glimpse of Mexico from that little area.

This was my second visit to Keys View and it still gave me chills like the first visit did. It's so surreal being on top of that mountain and seeing everything below. Being on top of Keys View is probably (for me, at least) the closest thing I'll get to feeling like I'm on top of the world.


  1. You and your man is so cute in that photo omg :') Also whoaa that view is breathtaking.


  2. Absolutely stunning! Reminds me a little of the landscape near central Australia. And that is such a cute photo of you and your boyfriend :)

    nat // dignifiable

  3. The views are crazy! Love the blue tints and hues especially!

  4. amazing photos! the views are awesome!

  5. That's an amazing view! Also i didn't realise Coachella the festival was named for the valley, haha.

  6. WOW! What a view!
    You two are such cuties! *heart eyes*

  7. The view is so beautiful! It's so relaxing to just appreciate the view. I'd also be taking a lot of photographs if I were there. Haha! You and your boyfriend look so cute <3

    Loi x Wanderlaska

  8. damn! the view is just beautiful! <3

  9. Vaida TamošauskaitėJanuary 14, 2018 at 6:39 PM

    Ohhh.. Joshua Tree is definitely on my top list!!! I can't stress enough how I want to visit this place! You guys are so lucky! :) And great shots by the way!

    Vaida | www.donttellanyone.net/blog

  10. Not too bad. A little bit of an incline but a rather short hike.


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