Joshua Tree National Park – Day 1

IMG_0120 Finally free from the horrors of So-Cal traffic, we arrived at Joshua Tree’s visitor’s center ~4:30pm and excitedly stamped our journals for the second time.  We purchased an annual pass for all parks for a meager $80, and got some tips on what to see from the friendly ranger there.  We toured inside and around the center, familiarizing ourselves with local flora and fauna and snapping a few photos before grabbing a bite to eat at a nearby Del Taco.
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After dinner, we drove to the “Jumbo Rocks” campground area to watch the sunset!  As you can see, the rocks there are amazing!
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A short while after sunset we were entertained and educated by park ranger Tara’s photo-presentation on local plants and wildflowers in the campground’s amphitheater.  The campgrounds are currently full due to spring-break, so we retired to a motel room in nearby Twenty-nine Palms under a night sky full of stars!  Tomorrow we get to explore the park in full!

One Response to “Joshua Tree National Park – Day 1”

  1. Bill Says:

    Love quail. We have one of those in our back yard, once in a while.

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