I've got an opportunity at the end of January to spend a few weeks hiking with my 4x5 kit in the desert southwest, between say L. A. and maybe as far east as Phoenix. I was thinking of spending up to a week in Joshua Tree N. P. with a side trip up to Death Valley, but the itinerary isn't firm yet.
I've got some ideas on hiking trails and things to point the camera toward, but it's always nice to get other folks' input. Anyone got a favorite trail, valley, mountain, pile of rocks, joshua tree, hanging fruit cholla, arroyo.... that they want to share???
Also, any favorite restaurants I should make an effort to visit? Gotta keep my wife happy too!
Thanks in advance for you input!