Thursday, September 17, 2009
Joshua Tree National Park
10 Days until "National Parks: America's Best Idea"
Located in southern California, Joshua Tree is home to some of the best climbing and bouldering in the world. But of course it got it's name from the tree that grows in forests throughout the entire area: the Joshua Tree. This tree is actually a member of the lilly family and grows only about a half inch a year. You'll also see many other plants such as beaver tail cactus, cholla, ocatillo, yuccas, and wildflowers when you visit the park, as well as jack rabbits, quail, coyote or even a rattle snake. We love to camp at Black Rock Campground among the Joshua Trees, or at Indian Cove among the huge boulders.