Fort Irwin, CA

Jan 18th, 2019 – Mar 2nd, 2019

This is the second time I went to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA. Last time I didn’t bring a camera, so I couldn’t capture the beautiful sunrise and sunset that NTC offered. This time I got my GoPro ready, so here we go!

1 hour hike to the top of the nearest mountain and captured the sunrise
The mountain I hiked in the last picture and the beautiful sunset

The desert in NTC is different from what most people imagine, it was quite rocky. Some of the desert plants that grow in this harsh environment.

The night in the desert is quiet and chilly, and most times it is windy. The temperature can drop below 32F at night during the time I visited. On Jan 20th, 2019, Lunar Eclipse occurred on a clear starry night. I got lucky to see this Blood Moon!

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned, with Earth between the other two. A lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon.

IT SNOWED IN THE DESERT! One day, the temperature dropped below 32F in the morning, and snow blizzard hit the desert. It snowed for almost 5 hours and totally covered the entire training area. The depth of the snow passed ankle. This is so RARE!

The wild burro wondering if he is in Alaska

Even though the adventure in NTC Fort Irwin, CA is quite magical this time, I hope I don’t get to come back… Stay tuned for my next adventure!

Bye NTC, Bye Fort Irwin, CA

1 thought on “Fort Irwin, CA

  1. It’s sooo cool, snowed in the desert!Can’t wait for ur next journey : )


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