Hunter Mountain

View looking northwest to the Sierra's.

Mountain bluebird

We drove over to Hunter Mountain to camp for the night and noticed these petroglyphs along the way.

We found this beautiful little log cabin in the thick of the pinyon pine forest. It's maintained by the park service and according to the log book inside it gets regular visitors.

Crazy huge thorns!

Taking a walk around the area we found a marshy area and a spring. The Hunter Mountain area has always been used for free range cattle.

We walked over to some nice rock formations behind the cabin.

Awesome views! Supposedly this is the only area in the DVNP that might have black bears (we found this out after our campout).

We continued driving the Hunter Mtn. road into some joshua trees. We turned onto a mining road that headed north toward the Racetrack. We could see it off in the distance and kept wondering if the road would take us all the way there. But it didn't.

Nice bunch of paintbrush.

Views looking east into Hidden Valley.

The Grandstand at the Racetrack Playa down below.

The road came to a dead end shortly after this abandoned truck.