Joshua Tree NP

Barker Dam

(nr Twentynine Palms CA) The only real hike I took while at Joshua Tree National Park, was the 1.2 mile loop trail to see Barker Dam. It was built around 1900 by cowboys to supply water for their cattle, and for mining. The dam itself was simply constructed, with a trough below for a holding […]

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Joshua Tree NP

Rocks of Joshua

(nr Twentynine Palms CA) Joshua Tree National Park also had several noteworthy rocks. Some were named for their interesting shapes, and others were simply beautiful massive formations. Needless to say, I was in rock heaven. One of the formations was called Shear Fear by rock climbers. I can’t remember the name of the above photo, […]

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Joshua Tree NP

Joshua Tree

(nr Twentynine Palms CA) Joshua Tree National Park covers an area of 792,510 acres where the Colorado and Mojave deserts meet. Within the park are mountains, rock formations, canyons, oases, springs, old mining sites, and a former ranch. Much of the park is designated as wilderness. Wildlife like desert tortoise, iguana, chuckwalla, fox, jackrabbits, kangaroo […]

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