Here's Upper Deception Canyon at the overlook. In the background, both Mt. San Jacinto and Mt. San Gorgonio would be visible in the high distance, if it weren't for the clouds and haze. We plan to go back on a clear day to really take in the view.
A view of the Joshua tree forest--quiet, unspoiled, and peaceful. The trees here are some of the largest in the park.
We learned about this hike from the book On Foot in Joshua Tree National Park, recommended to us by a park ranger as "the book the rangers use." Excellent maps and directions. Highly useful!