After Quail Springs, I went towards the Mojave Desert to get back into explorations. I was very pleasantly surprised by the scenery in this place, to say the least! Although I have been to Joshua Tree NP, I feel that I saw far more joshua trees here. There were only a few days on my schedule to spend here, so I tried to make the most of it. After exploring The Rings Trail and wandering around a bit more, it soon became clear to me that this place is HIGHLY underrated! I enjoyed it so much in fact, that I visited again about a month later.
This is also where I saw one of the coolest phenomenons! I happened to walk outside the bus, and looked up to see a cloud that seemed to be main entirely of a rainbow. It was explained to me that this was most likely caused by the burning of rocket fuel. Still, this was something I will never forget.