The long drive was well worth it. The views were great – the hikes were fun and the climbing was amazing (especially at Dante’s View). The trip’s coolest part were the sand dunes. Although the cardboard sleds didn’t work so well, it was still fun.  The sunsets were too early and I wish I brought my dog to hike with. The kangaroo rat in the sink was pretty funny. There were lots of awesome big rocks that we could climb on… and lots of blooming flowers… in the desert.