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Joshua Tree National Park

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  • Day4

    Joshua Tree Nationalpark

    September 16 in the United States

    Endlich der Erste Nationalpark, benannt nach dem "Baum des Lebens".
    Das Areal des NP ist riesig.
    Morgens starteten wir direkt mit einer 2,5 stündigen Wanderung.
    Am Mittag fuhren wir mit den Auto zu verschiedenen Aussichtspunkten.
    Nachmittags noch 2 kleinere Wanderungen und wieder zurück zur Unterkunft zum Essen machen und etwas relaxen :)

  • Day9

    Driving to Joshua Tree National Park, Ca

    April 12 in the United States

    Today was our first real driving day and we were driving with our new and awesome roof bag. We packed up our gear and drove 3 hours east. We said goodbye to our friends who were enjoying the pool on a warmer afternoon.

    We had a 3 hour drive but before we reached our destination we saw the signs for Palm Springs, California. We met some Rv'rs at the KOA and they said to have a stop there, so we did, but Elisa couldn't remember why. As soon as we pulled into the little town, we saw the Aerial Tramway.

    The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway—the world’s largest rotating tram car—travels over two-and-one-half miles along the breathtaking cliffs of Chino Canyon, transporting riders to the pristine wilderness of the Mt. San Jacinto State Park. Once you reach the Mountain Station—elevation 8,516 feet and a was about 5 degrees.

    As we are traveling before tourist season, just at the beginning of Spring, we were able to walk right unto the next tramway. It seemed to be a very busy area during season as there was A to J parking lots. We parked in A. Palm Springs seemed to be a small town that was built around the Casino. There didn't seem to be anything else.

    The air up top was brisk and Pristine. We weren't wearing the correct clothes so we were only able to walk around for about 20 min, but there were miles of hiking trails up top. We also couldn't stay long as we needed to get our tent up before dark.

    We made it to Blackrock Campground in Joshua Tree National Park. The day was extremely windy as we drove, and the wind in the top of Mt. San Jacinto sounded like a freight train was coming through and the wind still did not let up as we put up the tent and made dinner.

    It was a cold windy night and Brandon seemed to be the only one who slept as he was all rugged up in a onsies, flannel pjs, sleeping bag and fleece blanket.
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  • Day4

    Joshua Tree NP/Williams/Route66

    August 26, 2017 in the United States

    Nach einem reichhaltigen Frühstück in unserem Motel starteten wir früh am Morgen in Richtung Joshua Tree Nationalpark. Dort angekommen genossen wir die schöne Landschaft, trotz der Hitze. Unser Thermometer zeigte 46ºC🌡🌡☀☀☀🔥🔥🔥 und als ob die Hitze nicht schon schlimm genug gewesen wäre, wurden wir im Park von Killer-Bienen attackiert 🐝😰. Zum Glück haben wir keine schwereren Blessuren davongetragen...
    Im Anschluss sind wir gute 300 km nach Williams gefahren, wo die Temperatur bei 25ºC lag und uns direkt ein bisschen kalt war 🙈
    Der Tag war sogut wie rum, aber wir haben es uns nicht nehmen lassen Williams genauer, speziell den Teil der Route 66, anzuschauen und unseren ersten amerikanischen Burger zu genießen 🍔🍟
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  • Day20

    Joshua Tree Nationalpark

    October 11, 2017 in the United States

    Nach der warmen Nacht waren wir am Morgen trotzdem irgendwie fertig. Langsam schlauchen die Nächte im Auto, die Temperaturschwankungen und vorallem die mittlerweile gefahrenen 3100 Meilen (~5000km). Wir haben kurz überlegt in Lake Havasu City zu bleiben und ein Strandtag einzulegen, uns denn aber doch für das komplette Gegenteil entschieden. Also machten wir uns auf dem Weg in den knapp 200 Meilen entfernten Joshua Tree Nationalpark. Unseren Zeltplatz haben wir im Hidden Valley gesichert. Den letzten Platz, zum Glück. Denn nach uns kamen noch gefühlte hundert Autos, die nicht mehr das Glück hatten einen Zeltplatz zu finden. Nach dem Mittagessen machten wir uns dann mit dem Auto auf dem Weg zum höchsten Punkt im Nationalpark. Danach sind wir den 10km langen Lost Horse Trail gewandert, der vorbei an vielen Joshua Trees, dann über die Berge, wobei wir 200 Höhenmeter zurück gelegt haben, und vorbei an verschütteten alten Goldmienen ging. Völlig k.o. ging es dann wieder zum Lager und bei einigermaßen guten Temperaturen ins Bett.Read more

  • Day18

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 16, 2015 in the United States

    We saved the best for last. Forty-five minutes east of our condo was the southern entrance to the strangely beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. Two deserts come together in this 800,000 acre park. The eastern section is the Sonoran Desert and is the "low desert", below 3,000 feet elevation. We selected a 4.8 km hike to Mastodon Peak with an elevation of 3,371 feet. The trail is marked with stones as it would be very easy to wander off and get lost in this unforgiving desert.Read more

  • Day18

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 16, 2015 in the United States

    This hike was rated "strenuous" but only because it involved scrambling up and over rocks. Tremendous earth forces shaped this unusual land of granite monoliths. The cholla cactus adds interest to this arid land. It was a comfortable 18 degrees C today and I can't imagine what it would be like in the summer months when the temperature is in the 40s! When we reached the peak we had a picnic amongst the rocks and enjoyed the amazing view.Read more

  • Day24

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 22, 2015 in the United States

    We left our condo at 7 am in order to drive 2 l/2 hours to Palm Springs because Alyssa was arriving at PSP today!! Despite our best efforts, her flight arrived l/2 hour early so she sat outside to wait for us in the warm sunshine and was able to thaw out.

    On the agenda was a trip to the Northern section of the immense Joshua Tree National Park. This part of the park is in the higher, wetter and cooler Mojave Desert, a perfect environment for the joshua tree. Mormon pioneers thought the limbs resembled the upstretched arms of Joshua leading them to the promised land.Read more

  • Day24

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 22, 2015 in the United States

    We drove along Park Boulevard which loops into the main area of the park with the most interesting features. There are many stops along the way with short, less than a mile, hikes. Joshua Tree is a world-class climbing destination with more than 8,000 climbing routes. We were glad we brought a picnic lunch as the park is not commercially developed, which surprised us as it was so unlike the free-enterprising Americans!Read more

  • Day24

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 22, 2015 in the United States

    The cameras were well used today! We were puzzled by the fine, natural engraving in the rock and never did come up with an explanation. Alyssa was a real trooper, considering that she only had 2 hours of sleep the night before a very early flight. It was a verrrry long day......12 hours of driving, hiking, and more driving!

  • Day24

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 22, 2015 in the United States

    The San Andreas fault line as seen from a very windy viewpoint. We all thought camping in the park would be a unique experience but I would refuse to stay in a tent.....there are 25 varieties of snakes found here! Unusual rock formations are endless.

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