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JOSHVC_170716_001.JPG: Welcome to Cottonwood Visitor Center
JOSHVC_170716_005.JPG: Where are the Joshua trees?
JOSHVC_170716_007.JPG: The Changing Face of the Park
JOSHVC_170716_010.JPG: Joshua Tree: A Living Laboratory
JOSHVC_170716_013.JPG: Shifting Perspectives
JOSHVC_170716_016.JPG: Hunters & Gatherers
JOSHVC_170716_018.JPG: Land Managers
JOSHVC_170716_021.JPG: American Settlers
JOSHVC_170716_028.JPG: Present-day Visitors
JOSHVC_170716_032.JPG: One Park: Two Diverse Deserts
JOSHVC_170716_046.JPG: Our Actions Affect Our World
JOSHVC_170716_049.JPG: Global Change, Local Impact:
Effects of Climate Change at Joshua Tree National Park
JOSHVC_170716_053.JPG: Reporting to Climate Change:
How a Desert Park Responds
JOSHVC_170716_057.JPG: How Will You Respond?
JOSHVC_170716_060.JPG: What gives you hope for the future of Joshua Tree National Park?
JOSHVC_170716_066.JPG: Ingenuity & Inspiration
JOSHVC_170716_070.JPG: Enjoy... and Stay Safe
JOSHVC_170716_074.JPG: Rock Out at Joshua Tree
JOSHVC_170716_079.JPG: All Cracked Up
JOSHVC_170716_083.JPG: The Tree of Life
JOSHVC_170716_086.JPG: Why Joshua Trees?
JOSHVC_170716_089.JPG: We are not Joshua Trees!
JOSHVC_170716_092.JPG: Look Inside My Trunk
JOSHVC_170716_095.JPG: Surviving the Ages
JOSHVC_170716_098.JPG: Respecting... the Joshua Tree
JOSHVC_170716_101.JPG: Finding your Inspiration
JOSHVC_170716_103.JPG: What's This?
JOSHVC_170716_106.JPG: At Home in the Desert
JOSHVC_170716_109.JPG: Respecting... Archaeology
JOSHVC_170716_113.JPG: Filling the Larder
JOSHVC_170716_116.JPG: Building a Home in the Desert
JOSHVC_170716_130.JPG: Drawn to the Desert
JOSHVC_170716_142.JPG: A Desert Refuge
JOSHVC_170716_148.JPG: Respecting... Old Mines
JOSHVC_170716_150.JPG: Apostle of the Cacti
JOSHVC_170716_153.JPG: At Home in the Wilderness
JOSHVC_170716_157.JPG: High in the Mojave
JOSHVC_170716_161.JPG: Don't Tread on Me
JOSHVC_170716_163.JPG: Finding the Way Home
JOSHVC_170716_170.JPG: Desert Bighorn Sheep
JOSHVC_170716_172.JPG: Low in the Colorado
JOSHVC_170716_175.JPG: Desert Horned Lizard
JOSHVC_170716_180.JPG: Respecting ... the Air
JOSHVC_170716_183.JPG: Climate Shapes the Landscape
JOSHVC_170716_190.JPG: What's This?
JOSHVC_170716_194.JPG: Respecting... the Night Sky
JOSHVC_170716_196.JPG: This Fender guitar commemorates the park's 75th anniversary and its connection to the music industry.
JOSHVC_170716_204.JPG: The tree on the back cover of U2's album The Joshua Tree was photographed near Death Valley National Park.
JOSHVC_170716_205.JPG: Gram Parsons, whose songs are featured in Sacred Hearts and Fallen Angels, felt a deep connection to this desert. While visiting in 1973 he overdosed and died in the town of Joshua Tree, CA. Honoring Parson's wish, his crew attempted to cremate his body in Joshua Tree National Park. They were unsuccessful and his remains were later returned to his family in New Orleans.
JOSHVC_170716_209.JPG: Bee Alert!
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Wikipedia Description: Joshua Tree National Park
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Joshua Tree National Park is located in south-eastern California. Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994, it had previously been a U.S. National Monument since 1936. It includes 1,234 mi˛ (3,196 km˛) of land. A large part of the park is designated wilderness area; some 914 mi˛ (2,367 km˛).
Straddling the San Bernardino County/Riverside County border, the park includes parts of two deserts, each an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation. Below 3,000 feet (900 m), the Colorado Desert encompasses the eastern part of the park and features natural gardens of creosote bush, ocotillo, and cholla cactus. The Little San Bernardino Mountains run through the southwest edge of the park.
The higher, moister, and slightly cooler Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia), from which the park gets its name. In addition to Joshua tree forests, the western part of the park includes some of the most interesting geologic displays found in California's deserts. The dominant geologic features of this landscape are hills of bare rock, usually broken up into loose boulders. These hills are popular amongst rock climbing and scrambling enthusiasts. The flatland between these hills is sparsely forested with Joshua trees. Together with the boulder piles and Skull Rock, the trees make the landscape otherworldly. Five Washingtonia fan palm oases in the park are the few areas where water occurs naturally and wildlife abounds.
At least 240 species of birds have been observed in the park. A good place to view wildlife is at Barker Dam, a short hike from a parking area near Hidden Valley. Desert Bighorn Sheep sometimes stop by the dam for a drink. Tours of the Barker Dam area are available.
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