Joshua Tree on the Desert Region of California Travel guide
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Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is popular with the more discerning traveler, a meeting of two deserts, the Colorado and the Mojave. The Colorado in the East features such plants as the Ocotillo and joshua tree national park Cholla Cactus and natural gardens of the Creosote bush. In the West the Mojave, the higher more moist and slightly cooler desert is the special habitat of the Joshua Tree In addition to Joshua tree forests, the western part of the park also includes some of the most interesting geologic displays found in California's deserts with clumps of huge granite boulders, up to 100 feet high. This is not a place just to drive past; visitors should explore for a while away from the roads climb some rocks or walk amongst the trees and cacti, but most of all spend a night here and watch the sun set. The Joshua's are especially atmospheric and spooky at dusk, when their stark, irregular outlines seem almost menacing. The night sky with its lack of light pollution is truly spectacular you feel that you could dive into it and swim amongst the stars.

For in depth information about Joshua Tree National Park, please visit their website at: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/


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