Friday, November 16, 2007

Joshua Tree National Park




Climbers sometimes joke about the poor rock quality in Joshua Tree and fleets of RVs that flood the park, but I'll always jump at the chance to get lost in the Wonderland of Rocks, or to limp back to camp after a few bouts with some overhanging crack climb. The most compelling aspects of Joshua Tree, however, are the landscape and the unique flora and fauna. The rugged terrain and hardy vegetation speaks of tough ecosystem that with a little rain, and some exploration, shows itself in a mosaic of miniature Edens.