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098 - Joshua Tree National Park, California
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Photograph America Newsletter on Joshua Tree National Park, California
 
The Joshua tree is a symbol of the Mojave Desert, growing in large stands across higher elevations of Southern California deserts. This strange-looking tree is not a tree at all but a giant member of the lily family, its branches covered with needle-sharp daggers. Like the saguaro cactus of the Sonoran Desert, Joshua trees are often featured prominently in desert landscape photography of the Mojave. Out in the middle of Southern California, not far from Palm Springs, is one of the best places to find great numbers of mature yucca brevifolia, in Joshua Tree National Park. This newsletter includes many other reasons to visit and photograph this fascinating part of the desert.
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Joshua Tree National Park, 140 miles east of Los Angeles, is in the center of Southern California and on the edge of the transition zone between the Mojave and the Sonoran Desert. This is a great place for spring wildflower photography and stark desert landscapes beneath brooding winter skies. This strange-looking tree is not a tree at all but a giant member of the lily family, its branches covered with needle-sharp daggers.
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Locations
  • Arch Rock
  • Berdoo Canyon Road
  • Cholla Cactus Garden
  • Coachella Valley
  • Cottonwood Springs
  • Coxcomb Mountains
  • Eagle Mountains
  • Geology Tour Road
  • Hidden Valley
  • Jumbo Rocks
  • Keys View
  • Lost Horse Valley Road
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Mojave Desert
  • Oasis Visitor Center
  • Ocotillo Patch
  • Pinto Basin
  • Pinto Mountains
  • San Bernardino Mountains
  • San Gabriel
  • Skull Rock
  • Split Rock
  • Twentynine Palms
  • Wilson Canyon