Joshua Tree National Park

Special Photo Exhibit Features Rock Groups 'America' and the 'Eagles' At Joshua Tree National Park

It might seem to be an odd confluence, but Joshua Tree National Park is the backdrop for an exhibit of photographs and album cover art featuring such artists as America and the Eagles. But if you're familiar with the album covers, and the park, you understand the connection.

Friends Group Donates Truck To Joshua Tree National Park For Search-and-Rescue

Getting around big, rugged parks such as Joshua Tree National Park can be tricky without the right rig. Fortunately for Joshua Tree's rangers, Friends of Joshua Tree have donated a heavy duty pickup truck for search-and-rescue operations.

Pick Your Park At National Parks Traveler

Looking for information to help you plan your national park vacation? Today the Traveler is rolling out the first in a series of "park profile" pages to help you with your homework.

A Tale of Two Joshua Trees

All trees are not created equal. While that statement can be proved in any forest, in Joshua Tree National Park the park's namesake trees really define that statement.

Enjoy The National Parks This Summer...But Don't Overlook Your Safety

With the summer travel season officially here, millions of folks will be heading out into the National Park System in the coming months. If you're one of them, just remember to be mindful of your safety, and that of your family and friends.

Corporate Relations And The National Parks: Good Deal?

While corporate support can be vital to the health of national parks, whether to accept that support can be a challenging question, particularly in these times of financial stress and overall declines in charitable giving.

Easy Park Hikes -- The Cholla Cactus Garden In Joshua Tree National Park

While there are many long-distance hikes you can take in Joshua Tree National Park, sometimes the heat can just be too much. But even if it's the middle of the day, a stroll down the Cholla Cactus Garden path is well-worth your time to learn about these curious cacti.

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree sunrise, copyright QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks

A geologic showcase that is a climber's gymnasium, plus two different desert settings, are on display in Joshua Tree National Park. Straddling the geographic divide that splits the Mojave Desert from an element of the Sonoran Desert, the park located about two hours east of Los Angeles in Southern California is both a day tripper's paradise and an adventurer's escape.

Kicking Off National Park Week By Getting Dirty At Joshua Tree National Park

National Park Week arrived in Southern California with hot, dry, sunny weather, and a volunteer effort indicative of the good that can be done for national parks when the need is demonstrated.

Climate Change Expected To Drive Joshua Trees From 90 Percent Of Its Range Within 60-90 Years

By the end of the century, possibly sooner, a hotter climate likely will wipe out Joshua trees from 90 percent of their current range, which includes Joshua Tree National Park, according to U.S. Geological Survey researchers.

Supreme Court Declines To Review Issue Of Landfill Next To Joshua Tree National Park

Though the U.S. Supreme Court has shown no desire to consider whether the country's largest garbage dump should be allowed next to Joshua Tree National Park, that decision doesn't necessarily end the project.

Climbing Community Differs With National Park Service Over Fixed Anchors In Wilderness

If you've ever sat back in El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park to watch climbers ascending that massive granite wall from which the meadow takes its name, odds are you never noticed the "hundreds" of fixed anchors climbers have over the years drilled into that monolith. And yet, they're there.
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For Women Only: 5 Percent Discount On National Park Treks With Call of the Wild

Sorry guys, this offer isn't for you...unless you want to treat your wife, girlfriend, or sister to a "women only" guided trek through some of the West's national park landscapes.

Seminars at Joshua Tree National Park Will Explore Mysteries of the Desert and Teach Survival Skills

Deserts are fascinating places, but they also can be harsh and deadly if you're not prepared. With that in mind, a series of programs coming to Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park next month can give you the information and tools to enjoy, and survive, the desert.

Joshua Tree National Park to Kickoff 75th Birthday Celebration Later This Month

A year-long celebration of Joshua Tree National Park's 75th birthday kicks off January 29 when a celebration is held at Copper Mountain College in the town of Joshua Tree.

111th Congress Did Well When it Comes to National Park Wilderness, But It Could Have Done Better

A review of how Congress acted on wilderness legislation shows that the National Park System benefited quite nicely during the 111th session, but it could have fared better.

Keys Ranch Tours at Joshua Tree National Park are a Hit – Reservations Needed in 2011

When Bill and Frances Key homesteaded in the rugged Mohave Desert of Southern California in the early 1900s, they couldn't possibly have imagined that a century later, visitors to a national park would be taking tours of their ranch. The tours in Joshua Tree National Park have become so popular that as of January 1, 2011, reservations will be needed for the guided walks.

Joshua Tree National Park Gearing Up For 75th Anniversary

Joshua Tree National Park is gearing up for its 75th anniversary, which arrives next year, and has created a separate website to help you stay abreast of news and events associated with the year-long celebration.

Creature Feature: The Desert Tarantula Looks Big, Hairy, and Scary

The tarantula's fearsome appearance belies the fact that this docile, reclusive creature is nearly harmless.

Study Says Climate Change Could Make Yosemite National Park Hotter Than Sacramento

By the end of the century, climate change could drive typical temperatures in Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Death Valley and other national parks in California more than 7 degrees hotter than they were in the later half of the 20th century, according to a new study.

Joshua Tree National Park Looking At Flooding, Drainage Issues At Black Rock Campground

How flash floods might impact the Black Rock Campground at Joshua Tree National Park is a topic park officials are exploring as they look at how the campground might be improved down the road.

Search For Hiker in Joshua Tree National Park Has A Happy Ending

A 64-year-old California man missing in the rugged, canyon-riddled backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park since Friday was found Thursday in surprisingly good condition for someone who probably went several days in the desert without food or water.

Search in Joshua Tree National Park Continues For Missing Californian

As searchers continued to explore the backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park for a missing California hiker, they found tracks believed to be his that headed off trail into a rugged area of the Little San Bernadino Mountains.

Search Under Way For Missing Hiker In Joshua Tree National Park

A search is under way in Joshua Tree National Park for a California man who never returned from a hike into the hills near the Black Rock Campground.

Mojave Desert Land Trust Secures More than 950 Acres for Joshua Tree National Park

Earlier this month we mentioned how the Trust for Public Lands had secured more than 400 acres for Mount Rainier National Park. Now we can pass on that the Mojave Desert Land Trust has obtained more than 950 acres for Joshua Tree National Park.

Appellate Court Judges Refuse Full Court's Review of Ruling Against Garbage Dump Near Joshua Tree National Park

In another ruling against proponents of a massive landfill proposed to be located near Joshua Tree National Park, members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have refused to have the full court hear the case.

National Public Lands Day is Right around the Corner

On September 25th, more than 175,000 people are expected to volunteer for National Public Lands Day at more than 2,000 of our nation’s beautiful public lands. Volunteers will perform work ranging from pulling invasive species, clearing trails, planting trees and removing trash.

Odds and Ends from Around the National Park System

A climbing death in Yosemite, a new recreation site at the Delaware Water Gap NRA, and a question on whether to force climbers to wear helmets are among the odds and ends that have recently crossed our computer screens.

Search Suspended for Missing Hiker in Joshua Tree National Park

After a week of fruitless searching, authorities at Joshua Tree National Park on Friday suspended a search for a Georgia man who disappeared on a hike.
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