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Monday, 16 March 2015

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park, California
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Introduction:
Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act (Public Law 103-433), it had previously been a U.S. National Monument since 1936. It is named for the Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) native to the park.

Joshua Tree National Park, California
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Hiking:
This is a relativly easy hike. Lots of desert plants and flowers to see along with beautiful views. On clear days you can see the Salton Sea. There is an old mine to explore (only from outside as entrance has been sealed

Joshua Tree National Park, California
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Getting there:
Palm Springs International Airport (IATA: PSP)  and Ontario International Airport (IATA: ONT) are the closest airports to the park. Will need to rent a car to get out to the park as there are limited to no public transportation options to the park.
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