Joshua Tree National Park is an amazing place. Rugged, tranquil and picturesque are just a few of the words I can think of to describe this interesting place. Located in California a few hours drive from the central pacific coast this is yet another of the National Parks in the United States that deserves the protection and preservation associated with National Park status.
The parks nearly 800,000 acres, brings the Colorado and Mojave Deserts together with the Colorado on the east and the Mojave on the west portion of the park. The Joshua trees are primarily found on the western side of the park which is the section we experienced.
In addition to it’s name sake the Joshua Tree, the park also offers some of the most interesting rock formations I have seen in any of the deserts I have visited in North and South America. If you look closely at one of the images below you will see some of the 50 0r more rock climbers we encountered in the Park while we were there on a weekday in mid-February.
If you are planning on visiting Joshua Tree National Park you will find a wealth of information online.
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