4/12/18 A rose early to the cold and windy morning. Jeff and I grabed breakfast at a local restaurant and then hitched a ride back to where we got off the trail. We had planned a hike 14 to 23 miles and settled on the 14 miles due to the difficulty to get back in town. The weather forecast was to be in the 20s with strong winds through the night so we opted to come back to the motel. For the first time we saw Joshua trees in the high desert.