An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
An Ethel Among Mermans
thornwolf

Joshua Tree - Pt 4

Some photos from the last leg of my trip, including ceremonial hippy cremation, dangerous florae and a comment on men's desire to pee on everything they see.

Photobucket



Seems pretty enough, but I can count at least four things in this picture that will STAB THE CRAP out of you.
Photobucket

Photobucket

Amsel and I have dubbed this the "Danger Throne", so aptly named due to the various species of cacti that will stick you and the sharp "not so fun for the bum" rocks. A chair fit for Vulcan himself!
Photobucket
Photobucket

From our campsite, a shot of the "Pee Tunnel". Not much to explain about this one other than "boys will be boys". *sigh*
Photobucket

cannibalmouth, skorzy and I then went to Cap Rock
Photobucket

This is the site where musician Gram Parsons' body, after having been stolen by his drugged up band mates and friends, was doused in gasoline and ignited, in an attempt to honor his wishes to be buried (well..cremated) in Joshua Tree. Interestingly enough, at the time, stealing a body wasn't illegal and they only suffered a fine for setting a fire in a park. A section of the rock where his body was cremated is often painted over with graffiti and trinkets such as votive candles, guitar picks and other little leavings can be seen, but apparently the rangers keep cleaning it up, only for new tags and leavings to show up.
Photobucket
Photobucket

Enough of that, time for my own tribute.
Photobucket



That's all, folks!
Photobucket
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 4 comments