We just had the most magical experience in Joshua Tree watching the Blue Moon / Super Moon / Lunar Eclipse!
One of the perks of working in the arts is a flexible schedule. When we realized that we could hop in the car and be in the desert in less than 3 hours to watch a celestial event that hasn’t happened since 1866 we jumped at the opportunity!
I quickly hopped on AirBnb to look for affordable options for a one night stay and came across this photo:
SHUT UP. Right? It is simply incredible.
Neither my husband nor I are big campers, so the idea of a yurt with no running water or power was a little intimidating at first, but we decided it was well worth it to see the stars on 5 acres of land in the desert. Also, the name of the yurt? Purty Yurty! I mean…
So we picked up a couple jugs of water, packed some Whole30 compliant food, and hopped in the car. A little under 3 hours, one big highway, and 2 dirt roads later, we were here!
Sadly, it was too dark for any cell phone pictures, but the land at night was breathtaking. The super moon was so bright you could see for MILES. It was a little chilly though, so we immediately started a fire. It was just perfect.
We didn’t stay up too late, since the eclipse started at 4:45am – and we wanted to get a little sleep in. Again, cell phone pictures really can’t do justice to the incredible view we had. I wish I could take credit for these photos – but I found them on instagram from another user who was in the same park for the eclipse.
After watching the eclipse we went to bed as the sun was rising. We got up the next day and made our way back to LA.
We are planning our next trip out for a longer stay. We want to go hiking and check out the many, many things Joshua Tree has to offer.
Have you been? I’d LOVE to hear what you suggest doing!