A hand dug well on a desert homestead
This is an actual homestead in Joshua Tree National Park. For many years a family lived in
this remote canyon in the area now know as a National Park. The family built their home and farm buildings amongst the rock pile cliffs.
After the homestead was abandoned the Park Service took it over to prevent further vandalism. You can visit, but advance reservations must be made with the Park Service. The rocky cliffs are a favorite with rock climbers from all over the world. There are hundreds of locations in the park where you can climb. On our visit I took a number of photos including this well.