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The Mormons apparently named this huge yucca 'Joshua Tree' after Joshua, who held his hands up to heaven to God - the large branches of the tree mimicking a man's hands - when they settled in the area in the 1800s.
It grows almost exclusively in the deserts of California, Utah and Arizona but it's endemic in the Mojave and, in particular, in the Lost Horse and Queen valleys of the huge national park named after it and containing both the Mojave ...
... world's Joshua trees grow here. They are not really a tree, but a species of yucca. A majority are pretty scrawny, but there were many fine specimens. However, I think the best feature of this park are all the boulder stacks throughout the area. They create many strange, eerie formations including Skull Rock ( very cool). You not only have the pleasure of seeing them but also the fun of ...
... focus so between that and the heat, the poolside relaxation is a very good one. After an hour or so by the pool we go for dinner at a great Cuban-American place called Ricks Desert Grill. Quite cheap but excellent food and amazingly good mojitos. So even though we're a bit disappointed we didn't get to try the next-door BBQ place that's supposedly amazing, we end a great day on a high note. Tomorrow we're off to LA.
... Anyway , I had the usual... Cheese enchiladas with salsa verde. And to accompany the meal a nice margarita was in order. Of course the Flats were anxious about eating and wanted food right away as you can tell by Flat Bill's silverware on hand pose on the menu. Flat Ada was a little more patient until the margarita came to the table then all hell broke loose when the two bumped heads trying to ...
Here is John's picture and blog entry. As we entered Joshua Tree yesterday around lunchâ¦.we decided to nab a camp site at one of the campgroundsâ¦.rather than park'n'hike to a spot somewhere in the hills (called backcountry camping). We liked this place at the base of some cool rocks and left our tent set up there while we drove into ...