We headed up into Joshua tree the following day. Coming in from this direction was a much different experience from our past visits to the park and we really enjoyed it. The scenery is different and the riding in just engaging enough. The weather in central Joshua Tree was substantially cooler and once we got to the pavement we slowly wound our way southwest until the spur for Dale Road and eventually Gold Crown Road. After getting past the washboards, the rocky climb through the mine roads were scenic and challenging. Out on the north side we got on the pavement and headed east to the Palen McCoy wilderness. This has a sandy/rocky cutoff that heads east through the wilderness and eventually brings you close to Blythe, where we camped for the night.