Rock Garden in the Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone; knowing that in the people, the trees, and the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when you are not there.-Casare Pavese
Don’t let the appearance of soft beige whiskers of the Teddy Bear Cholla fool you. These bristles are hardened spines, each tipped with a microscopic barb that can detach and imbed an intruder with the slightest touch. A deep appreciation of the value of wilderness character against a rare backdrop of dark skies is found on a gentle northwestern bajada of Joshua Tree National Park's Pinto Basin.