Hound Rocks

Vistas ♠ Seclusion ♠ Shade Trees

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Trek dates: 2014 Nov 5 & 2015 Jan 2

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DSCF5986NAMED AFTER THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY, Hound Rocks includes the aptly named “Baskerville Rock” and “Hound Rock” climbs. The White Cliffs rise above this group a few hundred paces to the south.

If you are seeking a beautiful picnic spot far from the madding crowd, and yet only 500 yards from the Quail Springs Picnic area’s parking and toilet facility, you could do no better than the peace and serenity at Hound Rocks.

White Cliffs oblique shot from Jellystone area

White Cliffs oblique shot from Jellystone area

Off to your left, on approach, the “White Cliffs of Dover” rise, while on the opposite side of Hound Rock (right, on approach) a shady pinyon pine grove dots the hillside, including convenient boulders for you to sit on.

The White Cliffs area gets shade most of the day since it faces North. Only in high-summer during morning hours will the sun illuminate it.

 

 


 

Hound Rocks elicits exactly the kind of quiet ambiance you are looking for and is similar to Queen Valley’s “Pine City,” though I think Hound Rocks earns the nod for its dramatic vistas of Quail Springs and the distant North Wonderland. There is a hodgepodge of rocky inselbergs out there, sticking up from the desert floor.

(Cali49’s article describing our January 2 snow-dappled visit to Hound Rocks LINK)

The View from Hound Rocks


“Baskerville Rock”

2D ♦ 3D Anaglyph ♦ 3D Half Side-by-Side

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“Hound Rock”

2D ♦ 3D Anaglyph ♦ 3D Half Side-by-Side

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Hound Rocks 2D Slideshow

(Please allow a minute for the pictures to load. Full-size 2D photos can be downloaded from the Quail Spring Area Main Index page HERE)

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3D Anaglyph Gallery #1

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3D Anaglyph Gallery #2 ♠ Winter Scenes


 3D Half Side-by-Side Gallery

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This completes the Hound Rocks visit. I hope you enjoy the 3D images. They were enjoyable to photograph while I moved back and forth among the rock formations. Joshua Tree National Park is the perfect 3D picture-taking destination.

John Murbach

 

Posted 2015 Jun 20

Updated 2015 Oct 7

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