VIRGIN ISLANDS MAIN INDEX contains the first of two preview Virgin Islands Galleries. This second Gallery continues the overview where I walked around the perimeter from Geology Tour Road Stop #5 heading up the north side. The weather was ideal for 3D photography. Crystal-clear views went out as far as the eye could see. Residual clouds from some showery conditions the previous day added further punch.
To reach the remarkable Perpetual Motion Wall, this is the most direct approach. There is no developed trail per se but the way is clear—up-slope—while the valley view below expands as you climb an easy rise.
Hiking the circumference of the Virgin Islands group, you will pass the main features that rock climbers from the 1970s and 1980s named. The route back, after leaving a high valley that hosts Perpetual Motion Wall, takes you through thick stands of Joshuas and yuccas, boulder fields and boulder piles galore, and scenery seldom seen exactly like this at Joshua Tree National Park.
Google Earth satellite images indicating the main features in this group can be found on the Main Index page.
Trek Date: 2015 Oct 6. Temp 62F.
On this Page:
- Star Wars Rock, North Face
- Perpetual Motion Wall
- Eastern and Southern Perimeter
- The Diamond Clump
- The Volcano
- Lechlinski Cracks Formation
- The Ski Slope
- Malapai Hill
Virgin Islands Formations
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2D Captioned Gallery
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2D Virgin Islands Gallery
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3D Anaglyph Gallery
You may download as many of the 3D Anaglyph or 3D Half Side-by-Side photographs as you wish. Share them with your friends who collect 3D images. (You may share them also with any run-of-the-mill 2D friends you have.) Note: 3D H-SBS images should only be saved if you have access to a 3D TV. Otherwise viewing them properly will be impossible.
3D Half Side-by-Side Gallery
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Thank you for visiting the second Virgin Islands Overview page. Be sure to see the East Virgin Islands approach and Preview Gallery before leaving Joshua Tree 3D. I appreciate your interest!
Posted 2015 Oct 18
Updated 2017 Nov 6