Joshua Tree National Park

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For a first-time visitor the desert may appear bleak and drab. Viewed from the road, the desert only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals. A rich cultural history and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place.
Two deserts, two large ecosystems whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation, come together at Joshua Tree National Park. Below 3,000 feet, the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree. In addition to Joshua tree forests, the western part of the park also includes some of the most interesting geologic displays found in California’s deserts. Five fan palm oases also dot the park, indicating those few areas where water occurs naturally and wildlife abounds.
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AKpilotEMT picture
@ 2006-06-30 02:26:45
More Info Link's broken.

But wait.

Should the supplied link be used or the official U.S. Park Service link? -- http://www.nps.gov/jotr/index.htm
DonMartini picture
@ 2006-06-30 02:47:41
You're right. I took an unofficial site. Thanks!
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@ 2006-06-30 04:21:01
That's a good site, the one you supplied... probably as good as the Park Service site.

www.joshua.tree.national-park.com could also be here, i'd recommend it!
kainen28 picture
@ 2011-05-01 22:40:37
Joshua Tree National Park is interesting place. It offers endless opportunities for exploration and discovery. Depending on the number of hours we have to spend , our interests and energy. I have experience the desert from the seat of a mountain bike, the park offers an extensive network of dirt roads that make for less crowded and safer cycling than the paved main roads. http://www.wildlifeworld360.com/joshua-tree-national-park.html