The beauty of Joshua Tree National Park

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southern California – actually not too far from San Diego (but very close to Palm Springs). It is one of the newer parks in the US and was only established about 15 years ago.  Joshua Tree was made famous by U2 who named their 5th and one of their most famous albums for the area.    The iconic images from Joshua Tree are the pictures of the Yucca brevifolia which are the trees that are indigenous to the area.  They are everywhere and they are beautiful.  Joshua Tree was named one of the most beautiful places in the US and it is not hard to see why.  It is particularly beautiful around sunset when the orange sky paints the landscape with a nice warm glow.  Joshua Tree was somewhere that I wanted to go to for a long time and I was not disappointed.