There are so many cool locations to photograph in Joshua Tree National Park, it was hard to pick just one spot for sunrise. In the end we settled on an area just a few minutes away from our campground. We arrived in plenty of time to find a good tree to photograph with the colors of sunrise. For about 15 to 20 minutes the colors in the clouds were beautiful, then the color faded and seemingly out of nowhere the sky was filled with jet contrails. I feel very fortunate to have gotten this photograph with the nice colors before the contrails took over.