A lot of my work takes me to the most remote places of Joshua Tree NP, only accessible with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle, and then by hiking miles out. At these seldom visited places, I'll often come across abandoned mine shafts. This one drops about 100 ft. below. There are about 120 open mine shafts in the park, often accompanied by historic trash, structures, and old vehicles.
An old open mine shaft in the Old Dale Mining District area.
Vehicle in the Music Valley area just outside of a remote area of Joshua Tree National Park.
Historic structure just outside the Joshua Tree National Park boundary.