Well, we finally made it to Joshua Tree! Due to a U.S. government shutdown, and a scheduling conflict we have missed Joshua twice in the past. Sadly, we both felt Joshua Tree was somewhat of a disappointment. It lacked the awesome views, and any decent trails. Maybe it’s because we missed seeing it twice, that we were expecting something unbelievable. I am sure many will disagree, but the previous National Parks in California really packed a punch and Joshua Tree was just not up to the same caliber.
Don’t get us wrong, it was nice to see, but we would recommend other parks first, only visit Joshua Tree is you are in the area. We did however, enjoy the 35 C weather while we visited. Our sunscreen budget has really taken a hit this last week.
Well on with the photos:
So we all know that Oasis’ happen because of underground plates hitting each other, and pushing one plate higher than the other forcing ground water to the surface. Right?
Joshua Tree only grow in the Northern part of the park, in the Mojave Desert. The southern part of the park is the Colorado Desert, and Joshua Trees do not grow here.
I think its time for a nice cold beverage after today!
And to close off- Joshua Tree is nice, just go see Redwoods and Sequoia first. That`s our opinion.