Thursday, April 11, 2013

J is for Joshua Tree State Park


One really frustrating thing for me about Los Angeles is that between smog and all the lights, it is impossible to see much of the night sky. That is why I relish every chance I get to get away from the city lights and see the stars again. One of the best places to do that is where I picked my for my "J" adventure. J is for Joshua Tree National Park.

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a 1000 words. Forgive my laziness for this and enjoy the pictures for I am using them instead of words today.

Note: As I haven't been there yet (planning a camping trip as we speak) these are borrowed pictures. All credit should go to the photographers. 




Image courtesy of: californiatravel.eu

Image courtesy of: The Lonely Planet

Image courtesy of: hintergrundbilder.com

Image courtesy of : Unknown
And just to add one more thing in, I saw this video a while back for a timeplapse of the night sky taken in Joshua Tree. I fell in love. If you have seen it, I say it is worth seeign again. If not, enjoy.


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    1. I know. My friends have been and we're planning on going soon before it gets too hot. I can't wait to go. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Wow, looks like a wonderful place to visit. So calm and peaceful. What a retreat!

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    1. I think just being away from everything is calm and peaceful. But a beautiful place to get away to makes it that much better. Thanks for stopping by

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  3. I used to live at Edwards Air Force Base and never appreciated how beautiful the desert could be. The sunsets were the most amazing I had ever seen.

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    1. I came from Hawaii where we have our share of beautiful sunsets so I was completely unaware of how great desert sunsets were. I can't wait to see one at Joshua Tree

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  4. I lived in NoCal for years but never made it down to SoCal to see/do much. I remember there was a fairly large quake centered near Joshua Tree in the mid 90s.

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  5. That looks like a very cool place. I hope to see the western half of this country someday.

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  6. Wow! What a beautiful place. I can see why it' on your list Elliot.

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  7. I think I mentioned on another post of yours that I spent some time in LA for work...and whilst I didn't like LA itself too much, I loved the great outdoors of California. And Joshua Tree NP was one of the first places I visited - and it was also the first time I drove a car on the right (wrong) side of the road!! Your post brought back some good memories :)

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  8. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!! congratulations thansk for sharing!

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