Ruins on Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park…

This is kind of a long post but I can’t get over the beauty in the desert!  So different from our glacial mountains…

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Part of the ruins…

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Bits of an old barbed wire fence…

 

These are the remains of the old homestead and bunk house of the miners that were hoping to strike it big here…

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Looking over the Joshua Trees…

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An old rock wall…

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An old windmill…

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Cactus and a barbed-wire fence…

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Joshua Tree

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5 comments on “Ruins on Ryan Mountain, Joshua Tree National Park…

  1. Janis says:

    Gorgeous shots

  2. Marie-AZ says:

    Some of the prettiest desert scenes I have observed, and I live in the desert! Joshua Tree looks like it’s calling me for a visit! What are the Stonehenge-like ruins? Any info on those?

  3. Wow, what gorgeous scenery! Your photos are beautiful. The landscape is very interesting and I am wondering what the large shaped stones are from – a home or church perhaps? Is this in the middle of nowhere or near a settlement? Can you tell I’m curious? 🙂 Pamela

  4. They are the remains of the homesteaders here that mined the hills.

  5. What beautiful photos! My favorites are of the windmill on the sand and the sunlight shining through the cactus branches. My husband has never been to Joshua Tree and I’ve been only once. I think a trip there would be so scenic and fun!

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