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Joshua Tree National Park

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  • Day454

    Durch den Joshua Tree NP nach Las Vegas

    May 5, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Von den Gaslampen in San Diego ging es, mit Zwischenübernachtung an der Raststätte, über Palm Springs direkt in den Joshua Tree Nationalpark. Am Eingang kauften wir uns gleich die Jahreskarte für alle Nationalparks in Amerika (80 Dollar für beide 🤷‍♂😂) und können nun solange in den Parks verweilen, wie wir wollen.

    Der Joshua Tree zählt zu den weniger bekannten Parks, da er nicht auf der typischen Touristen-Camperroute liegt. Wir haben Glück und sind anfangs Blütezeit unterwegs. Endlich sehen wir auch mal was blühen in der Wüste.🙂 Die eindrückliche Landschaft und natürlich der dem Park namensgebende Baum sind den kleinen Umweg allemal wert.

    Noch eine letzte Übernachtung im Bundesstaat Kalifornien, bevor wir weiter nach Nevada fahren. Las Vegas wir kommen!
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  • Day9

    Driving to Joshua Tree National Park, Ca

    April 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌫 19 °C

    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!!

    February 5 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We made it to Joshua National Park, where we hiked Barkers Dam, went to check out Hall of Horrors. Drove through a Geology Trail using AWD( cause it was recomended) and finally finished off with Skull Rock.Read more

  • Day152

    Joshua Tree National Park

    October 11, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Guten Morgen Wüste.
    Der starke Wind hat sich zwar gehalten, allerdings müssen wir weiter.
    Ab in den letzten National Park der USA, bevor es nach Mexiko rüber geht.
    Und zum Wind 😂 es war anscheinend nur an unserem stellplatz im valley so windig. Schönster Tag und bestes Wetter. Auch gar nicht zu heiß wie wir es sonst kennen.Read more

  • Day18

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 16, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    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.
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  • Day24

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 22, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    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 ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    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!Read more

  • Day24

    Joshua Tree National Park

    January 22, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    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.Read more

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