Day 5 Saw us check out the actual San Andreas Fault Line and then on and up to Joshua Tree Natioan; aprk

For those of you that may have wondered what the San Andreas Fault looks like…well…it…looks like this

Wayne is standing in between two cracks in theĀ earth (yeah they fill in pretty quick) and what he is standing on is pushed up soil. It’s not a massive hole in the earth that goes down 2 miles to the plates. The earth cracks, it fills in. Sometimes it doesn’t even crack but rather just shifts one plate over the other to start the eons worth of movement and making of hills and mountains

San Andreas Fault

San Andreas Fault

In fact you can see the push up of the San Andreas fault from Key’s View in Joshua Tree NP

San Andreas Fault

San Andreas Fault

Next to the above is the 1,000 Palms Park which is where the San Andrea fault opened up and released a large amount of flowing ground water and a Palm Oasis was formed. Turning it into a beautiful cool place and nice place for a walk

San Andreas Fault

San Andreas Fault

And then it was on to one of my Favorites; Joshua Tree National Park

And thus ends the Road Trip. I didn’t shoot every day of the trip..sometimes it’s best just to enjoy