|Above, the terrain near Cottonwood Campground. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
A recent camping adventure at Joshua Tree National Park has been recounted at 9Elsewhere, an
Australian news and features website.
It seems they were impressed with the park.
They begin the article with:
Three hours west of LA sits Joshua Tree National Park, a magical desert oasis every camper needs to visit at least once.
"It’s a little underwhelming, isn’t it?" I mused to my boyfriend from the passenger seat, as we drove towards Joshua Tree National Park. From the window there wasn’t a Joshua tree in sight, just never-ending brown desert. Within an hour, I’d realised how completely wrong I’d been. The park where we spent the next four nights was anything but underwhelming.
We were halfway through our two-month road trip across the United States when we landed at Joshua Tree. We arrived at the park thinking we would only stay a night, but ended up leaving after four. Those nights ended up being my favourite of our trip.
Joshua Tree sits where the Mojave and Colorado deserts meet. Each desert has its own unique ecosystem of plants and animals, including tortoises, coyotes, rattle snakes, squirrels, and 18 different species of lizard.To read more, go here.