Friday, April 2, 2010

Joshua Tree National Park CA

As we were leaving the coast I snapped some pictures of the road ahead of us.  P1050840 P1050839


It is a shock leaving lush green southern California and entering the desert again.  I personally love the dessert and this year it is going to be very colorful with all the rain southern AZ had this winter.  Some flowers are already in bloom.   

We stopped at Joshua Tree National Park in south eastern California.  April is peak visitation month for the park. Each season adds its personality to the desert's character. Two deserts come together at Joshua Tree National Park. The Colorado Desert, occupying the eastern half of the park, and the higher, slightly cooler and wetter Mojave Desert is the habitat of the Joshua tree, extensive stands of which grow throughout the western half of the park.

The Joshua tree, is a giant member of the lily family, and the flower is a giant.

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Many different rock formations are found in the park.

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The first picture is Skull Rock and the second didn’t have a name but to me it looks like an alien. 

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Mike took some pictures of flowers around the MH.  We are camped right outside of the National park. 

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The moon came up before the sun set.  The sunset was unbelievable. 

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