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In this video I am joined by Christine of @This Girl Hikes and Jarl of “Norwegian Xplorer” (links to channels below) on a 3 day backpack over the NYE holiday 2019-2020. We found ourselves on this trip days after a rare winter storm had blanketed the park in snow. Lucky for us, there was still quite a bit hanging around for our trek. On days 1 & 2 we cover over 20 miles on the California Riding and Hiking Trail. Day 3 we travel off-trail and cross country making our way through a portion of the Jonny Lang Canyon before ending the trip for a total of 29 miles. Video is 4K.

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25 replies
  1. JG in HD
    JG in HD says:

    Awesome! Watched this trip on both channels, looks like a great time! Trying to plan a trip down to Joshua Tree myself in the springtime. Is there actually no shuttle around the park? I am planning on going solo so I'm trying to figure out how to get back to my car at the trailhead.

  2. Tom Jones
    Tom Jones says:

    It occurs to me that what you have to offer in all of your videos here is unbridled joy and happiness about all of the beauty around you.  You are always cheerful.  Makes for really fun and relaxing viewing.  🙂  Randy

  3. drummerfella 55
    drummerfella 55 says:

    Noticed you guys didn't build any fires? is there a law or something prohibiting? i mean…looked pretty damn cold at those campsites…and just wondering, 'why no camp fires? i know things were a bit wet…but wasn't there any burnable sticks or dead wood around? nice Video all the same!

  4. William Palmquist
    William Palmquist says:

    I think it's really awesome how a few inches of snow can transform the landscape out there. Joshua Tree has been getting really crowded lately. Glad to see you were able to have a nice adventure. Video and audio excellent as usual. Thank you!

  5. clothestravel
    clothestravel says:

    Beautiful footage! I love Joshua Tree, and have spent a lot of time hiking there. Were there any natural sources of water from the snowfall? I’ve wondered about the logistics of obtaining enough water if backpacking in the desert.

  6. Jim
    Jim says:

    What an awesome trip! Can you tell us some about the clothes you chose for the trip? I'm assuming they're special for the cold weather. Thank you for sharing!


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