I spent a few days in Joshua Tree National Park earlier this year. Having more than one day allowed me to spend more time bouncing from location to location trying to take pictures of the interesting scenery. One of the more interesting hikes took me out to an old abandoned mine that passed multiple abandoned cars – left like the one in the picture below – as the settlors decided the land and the mine weren’t going to deliver the riches they expected.
Abandoned Car in Joshua Tree (Joshua Tree National Park)
Three weeks until we are off to Africa – I did wind up renting the Tamron 150 – 600 mm lens. Determined that was a better bet than buying it for $1,100. It costs $200 to rent/ship it but at the end of the day I am not sure I’d ever use it again so might as well pay the price temporarily.