Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #42: Joshua Tree

Skull Rock.  Joshua Tree National Park.  California.  August 2013

Overview of Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern of California. It has been named after the trees native to the park- Joshua tree-. The park was marked as a national monument in 1936. It was declared a US National Park in 1994. Its elevation as a national park saw it being added 234,000 acres of land. This makes a total of 790,636 acres of land. There are rock formations in the park that were formed more than 100 years ago.

 Top Attractions

Black Rock Camp Ground
This is one of the nine camping grounds in this National Park. This particular camping ground has some of the latest amenities such as provision of water and flush toilets. There is a small fee payable for the camping ground.

Hidden Valley
This is one of the walking paths in the park. The short stretch of this trail allows you to view the beauty of the park without walking too much.

The California Tree Frog
This is where you can view some of the wildlife in the park. The site is located at the northern edge of the park.

Barker Dam
It was built to provide water for cattle and also for mining use. Nowadays it is being used to attract wildlife.

How to get to Joshua Tree National Park


Palm Springs International Airport is the nearest airport for visitors coming with airplanes. Also if you were to get here by train, Palm Springs is still the nearest city with an Amtrak station.


14 comments:

  1. Skull Rock is such a powerful and stirring image, very spooky even. I can only imagine how strong this iconic image must have been to native peoples in way back days.

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  2. Blessed6/07/2015

    I'd be so lucky to get to see this place in person. :)

    I've always dreamed of taking a trip out to California to see all the amazing historical natural sites out there. You are so lucky to live so close.

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    1. (: Hope you get to California soon!

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  3. Hi Kate, You are really doing a great job. I love your concept and you are really educating us here on this blog. Kudos girl!

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  5. Why is it actually called Joshua tree. Is the name referring to the Biblical Joshua ? Why not give it a name like , park of the rock, or lets say the-rock park...

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    1. It was given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. yes, it is referring to a Biblical story.

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  6. by the way, where is the tree, or is the park full of trees?

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    1. Yes, there are desert trees everywhere.
      http://katetun.blogspot.com/2013/08/joshua-tree-national-park.html

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  7. This looked amazing! <3

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  8. Such lovely sight with this strange skull rock,so much element to visit this national place of California.

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    1. This is a really cool national park in California.

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