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Joshua Tree National Park

The grandeur, grace and utter wastness of Southern California's
Joshua Tree National Park.

Brilliant light and brooding shadow, of endless distance and rich texture. A setting that's both eerie and unworldly, but also exhilarating and enticing. Here , you'll find rock formations the size off office buildings piercing of yellow, orange, tan and gold, depending on the time of day and the angle of the sun. Dotting the landscape in every direction are the namesake Joshua Trees.
Yes, it's a Joshua Tree, and no,
It"s not mainourished.
The odd-looking species posi-
tively thrives in the harsh
desert climate.

Visitor to Joshua

Visitor to Joshua Tree / the town /
aren't likely to forget the name above the door of this shop.

Highway To Heaven

They're odd and mysterious-looking specimens that might be best described as part cactus, part palmetto tree and part tunning fork.
Early Mormon settlers gave the trees their name because they were said to remind them of the biblical figure Joshua pointing toward the Promised Land.

  • Last visit to Joshua Tree National Park: Dec 2001
  • Intro Updated Jun 5, 2006
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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2007 at 5:59 PM

    Nice tour thanks of the Mojave desert and national park - youve got some lovely photos to show us around! all the best for more ahead!

  • munki's Profile Photo
    Jul 28, 2005 at 1:06 PM

    Great page with briliant pictures. Joshua Tree National Park is one of my favourite places in California.

  • Feb 11, 2005 at 12:19 PM

    Your description of Coyote Corner has always been our standard one of "headshop and climbing gear" It made us laugh to see it as your tip. We love the store and Ethan the owner is a great guy.

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Apr 18, 2004 at 12:03 AM

    Your brilliant & passionate writing superbly complement that stark, almost mournful main black & white photo. Coyote Corner sounds like my kind of store too. Been a pleasure visiting this page, thanks!

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2003 at 8:51 AM

    The picture of the Joshua Tree is outstanding....my favorite. Very imformative page!

  • phil_uk_net's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2003 at 4:13 PM

    Incredible landscapes, flora and fauna. Yes, I too have been there through popular culture. Would like to see the real thing one day. Your page has great tips and some superb photos. Loved the coyote!

  • AGBAT's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2003 at 3:45 PM

    Very good information. You make it sound better than it looks just driving through--

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2003 at 7:57 PM

    Excellent page! The pictures are so beautiful and the tips are great! You make me want to go there right now and enjoy the views!

  • Feb 10, 2003 at 1:09 PM

    Nice page! Interesting place!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Nov 21, 2002 at 3:01 PM

    Great page: a lot of good info, a map, personal touch - better then in any travel book :-))) And of course amazing pics.

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