I welcomed summer by doing the opposite of what most people do... by heading east and relaxing (sweating) in the desert. My friends and I trekked around Jumbo Rocks campground, climbing rocks, and experiencing the heat throughout the whole day. Here are a few frames from my recent trip to Joshua Tree. I've never seen so many stars fill up the the sky. It was something special.
(Side note: I ran out of batteries towards the end of the night...you can imagine how bummed I was.)