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Cholla Garden Sunset (Joshua Tree National Park)

The Cholla cactus is native to the Southwest US and while it looks harmless is actually a ‘jumping’ cactus so don’t get too close to them because they STICK to everything and their quills are sharp! 131 more words

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Obama to designate new national monuments in the California desert

President Obama has set aside more of America’s lands and waters for conservation protection than any of his predecessors, and he is preparing to do even more before he leaves office next year. 81 more words

Goodbye Old Man Winter

Adam and I are celebrating – celebrating the beginning of February, which means that the worst of winter is behind us (hopefully). This winter in the van has been particularly challenging. 284 more words


I am Where I Am

It’s been a strange couple of days. On Saturday, when I left the house where I was staying and headed out, I started crying. It mystified me because I was glad to leave that place. 466 more words


[GO] Joshua Tree National Park - California

My journey in California is about to end, so I am trying to check few places off my wish list. Last weekend I checked Joshua Tree National Park 196 more words


And So the Adventure Begins

I survived my first night in the “wilderness.” I use quotation marks because although Joshua Tree National Park is considered a wilderness area, the campgrounds are anything but. 527 more words


Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park occupies 790,636 acres in southeastern California, an area just a bit larger than the state of Rhode Island. It straddles two deserts — the higher & cooler Mohave Desert, and the Colorado Desert. 24 more words