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62121 Twentynine Palms Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
Designer Blake Simpson crafted Mojave Sands over nearly a decade, and his detail-oriented vision is evident everywhere, from the perforated metal fencing to the hand-sculpted black walnut bed frames. Amenities are slim, but what the motel lacks in...
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At Elf’s hideaway gallery, Art Queen, you can explore the World Famous Crochet Museum, buy a silkscreened “What Would Cher Do?” tank top, and wander through her found-object sculptures, such as the military vehicle turned concert stage. This...
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Her High Desert Test Sites is a combination studio, home, and public workshop that hosts artists from all over the world. Check the calendar for frequent community events or sign up for a tour of the 80 acres, where you’ll explore sculptures and...
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California, USA
camping in Joshua tree national park under pristine starry skies and buttery morning light is such great feeling of being lost in nature. camping is free 100 yards off the road anywhere in park. pack it in, pack it out~
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6554 Park Blvd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
Joshua Tree park is one spectacular place. Bring gallons of water, a sturdy pair of shoes and a reliable camera. The sights are breathtaking! Once you enter the park, your pass is good for 7 full days. Which gives you more than enough time to see...
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8332 Fleur Dr, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
Whether you’re an advanced climber or a total newb, Uprising can provide you with a guide and everything you need for a special day in Joshua Tree—right down to a harness and shoes. Owner Sue Cram or one of her guides will customize your...
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California, USA
The ancient Polynesians navigated across thousands of miles of the Pacific without compasses or charts. They were lead, instead, by the stars. It is estimated that only 10% of the United States’ residents can see the night sky in its natural,...
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California, USA
The aloha spirit means living in the moment, recognizing and appreciating beauty, even—or maybe especially—when it is fleeting. In January and June, Joshua Tree National Park may be arid desert, but each spring when the wildflowers bloom it puts...
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Giant Rock, California 92285, USA
Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert is as weird as the shapes of the trees that make it up. While beautiful in its sparse vastness, it is no surprise that alien enthusiasts have taken to the area. For a taste of this, try a rejuvenating soundbath at...
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Inland Ave, Empire, CA 95357, USA
Google as much as you want but you won't find an address for this secret desert diorama in the middle of nowhere Joshua Tree, CA. You will, however, get directions e-mailed to you, but only if you book! Walking into the grounds you enter a...
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Ryan Mountain, California, USA
Joshua Tree National Park is an arid expanse of two desert ecosystems surprisingly packed with hundreds of species of flora and fauna. The short but strenuous and sunny 1.5-mile hike up Ryan Mountain (5,457 feet) offers humbling views of the vast...
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California, USA
There are dozens of hiking options within Joshua Tree, but a ranger favorite is 49 Palms Oasis, a three-mile round-trip trek that leads to a true oasis of fan palms and shallow pools. This appeared in the October 2015 issue
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1 Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
Golf and sunshine are the main magnets that draw visitors to Palm Springs, but a 10-minute ride will take you up into a snowy evergreen forest. The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway climbs up to a mountain wilderness at 8,500 feet (2,590 meters). The...
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701 E Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92264, USA
The trendy ACE hotel renovated a roadside Denny’s into a delicious farm-to-table diner with retro contemporary flair. Breakfast is served all day and no dish can go wrong with a side of parmesan hashbrowns, thick-cut pepper bacon, and French press...
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61705 CA-62, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
A potter and longtime Joshua Tree resident, Bosworth sells his textured, geometric-patterned planters, vases, and mugs at BKB Ceramics, not far from High Desert Test Sites. This appeared in the October 2015 issue.
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Jump into your Thunderbird convertible and drive a pleasant hour either north or south to one of the entrances of the Joshua Tree National Park. Drive through this beautiful preserve, stopping occasionally to climb a rock or hike one of the 12...
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The inspiring powers of nature are truly on display at Joshua Tree National Park. Cap Rock is easily found, accessible by car and has a little loop trail that provides some nice shady spots for animal and human alike. This spot in Joshua Tree is...
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California, USA
It's not often, but about once or twice a year it snows in the Mojave Desert in California. My husband and I made the trek up there and waited for a few hours for the park to open. The wait was worth it. We went into the park and were able to see...
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California, USA
Camping in Joshua Tree is a magical experience at night. The jumbo rocks and starry sky is a beautiful backdrop to be in when your sitting around a fire telling stories or looking up at the sky to see falling stars.
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A few Joshua Trees at night were lit by a full moon. It was a really surreal experience to see these trees naturally lit by the moon amongst a starry sky.
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83131 Amboy Rd, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
To get to Palms Restaurant, drive to what feels like the end of the earth, then keep going. There you’ll find a sprawling bar and concert venue that’s as quirky as it is secluded. The decor (old-time telephone booths, saloon-style signs), a killer...
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California, USA
We love going to the high desert in California, usually out to Joshua Tree National Park. We rented a house in Yucca Valley, not far from the Park entrance, through VRBO.com in late December so we could make home-cooked meals in the evenings. In...
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California, USA
Their branches wind all funky-like skyward and do not provide any shade from the stunning sun. The Joshua Tree and namesake of the National Park, line the hiking trails prevalent throughout the park. The Keys View trail is the shortest at just a...
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Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
Hiking in Joshua Tree revs me up every time - its beauty and its hidden gem hikes. So energizing -- and peaceful -- to be in this landscape. It's a balance to experience.
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3400 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262, USA
just outside palm springs 45 mins is majestic Joshua tree.. I try get here at least once a year after a lot of traveling to recharge.. beautiful jumbo rocks and cacti with miles of pristine trails, where you can free camp where you wish, to feel...
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It snowed two days before our first trip to Joshua Tree National Park. When we arrived today, there was still plenty on the ground. A beautiful and less common vision of the desert.
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Not far from Indio, CA (Home to Coachella) is Joshua Tree National Park. My friends and I decided to make a pit stop into the desert to see the trees that inspired The Lorax written by Dr. Seuss. We drove through the entire park within an hour. It...
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California, USA
Have you ever wanted to gaze out at the Milky Way in the still of the desert night? If you stay still enough, you can actually tell which way the stars are drifting. It's magical. And most people no longer have opportunity to do this. They can't...
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Goldfield, NV 89013, USA
A rather different sort of art installation in the middle of the Nevada desert, just on the outskirts of a near-ghost town called Goldfield, NV, once a booming mining town, and now, with only one restaurant and no gas stations. For photographers,...
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Late afternoon in Joshua Tree National Park.
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61607 Twentynine Palms Highway Ste. H, Joshua Tree, CA 92252, USA
The Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours are a personal favorite of mine. Every October, for two weekends, you can hit the roads of the hi-desert around Joshua Tree National Park, and visit nearly 150 artists at around 100 different artist studios. The...
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Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, USA
Take the guided tour of the fabulously maintained Keys Ranch...so many amazing old buildings (house, school, barns, etc.), vintage appliances, vehicles (including a 1922 Mack truck that still runs), a dam, an orchard, and a salvage yard that...
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California, USA
When the sun goes down, the people huddle around the campfires. But if you are adventurous and love to see the night stars, the night is a magical time to explore...or to simply slow down and admire the light of the universe in the night sky....
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Admittedly, 117 degrees F may not sound like fun--but it's the desert. It cools off in the evening, and the mornings are almost cool. We stayed in Twentynine Palms, but could have camped in the park, frankly. We enjoyed the park in the evening for...