BEST WESTERN Gardens Hotel At Joshua Tree National Park
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... of a 1950s newsreel-speak extolling the view of America as the greatest nation. We thought it appropriate to get the photo of us in front of Hoover dam with the flag draped on the dam, which was done for the Olympic games torch replay a few years back.
The Dam was an amazing engineering feat for the 1930s, with many techniques such as cooling the concrete so the it would cure without cracking etc. Taming the river which frequently flooded or had no ...
... with solo travel. In fact, I’m not sure I would have been as thoroughly engrossed by the stunning beauty of Joshua Tree if there had been other people there to distract me. Plus, I really love taking pictures. And it was awesome to be able to spend as much time as I wanted and not feel guilty for making other people wait on me. It was also awesome to not have to wait on other people (sorry Mom, Dad, and Derek). I could just do whatever I wanted, whenever I ...
... inches of rain in a year, in the past month they've had nearly 4 inches and a lot of the roads have washed away. For a desert the area is quite green with plenty of flowers and grasses springing up over the normally brown ground. The desert here is not sand, as it is more fine rock giving it a different colour and texture to what you would normally expect. However, it was covered with Joshua trees and we had a brilliant blue sky as our backdrop. There ...
... in complete silence. Literally no one spoke a word. The heat and sun were that draining. The upshot to the heat is that no one is here. We have a giant campground lined with beautiful cactus and Joshua Trees all to ourselves. Last night we had a giant desert style bonfire and took some long exposure pics of the trees. Looking at the pics below, you would not even know that they were taken at night if it were not for the stars in ...
... The moths are the ones that pollinate it. This tree is wild-armed and its waxy, spiny leaves expose little surface area, efficiently conserving moisture. They can grow over 40 feet tall at an inch a year. Right now there are clusters of cream colored flowers which bloom February through April. Branching occurs after flowering. In this park, wildflowers abound and wildlife such as the dreaded rattlesnakes.
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