Beautiful Landscapes and Vegetation of Joshua Tree National Park

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My family went to Joshua Tree National Park last Sunday as a mini celebration for completing my fall semester. Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California just about three hours drive from the city of San Diego. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. We had the chance to see and explore the beautiful landscapes and different vegetation in the park. I took pictures using my old Apple Iphone and edited using Adobe Photoshop Express application. Below are the pictures of the spots we had explored and some desert vegetation that seems interesting to me.

Some desert vegetation near White Tank campground just off the Pinto Basin Road.
A Joshua tree standing near the Ryan Mountain trail.
Some desert vegetation along Hidden Valley Nature trail.
There is a huge rock formation at the intersection of Pinto Basin road and Stirrup Tank road. Behind the rock is a desert landscape for you to see while looking southwest. Few desert vegetation can be found as seen in the photo. The end tip of the mountain on the background is where the Squaw Tank area can be found.
View from the Hidden Valley Nature trail looking to the east. Park Boulevard goes through the middle of the two hills on the background.
A short walk from the parking lot brings you to the Hidden Valley where a small area is surrounded by a number of large rock formations. Some desert vegetation can be found within the valley as shown in the photo.
A huge Joshua tree standing near the Ryan Mountain trail.
Few Joshua trees standing near the Ryan Mountain trail.
A desert plant within the Hidden Valley area.
View from the Hidden Valley Nature Trail looking to the east. The sunset is colorizing the Joshua trees and the hills.
The path going back to the parking lot from the Hidden Valley.
A Joshua tree standing near the Hidden Valley Nature trail.
Another type of spiny desert plant within the Hidden Valley area.
A large Joshua tree standing near Ryan Mountain trail.
A desert plant within the Hidden Valley area.
Exiting along Park Boulevard going out to the north gate.
View from Hidden Valley Nature trail looking to the east.
Another desert shrub within the Hidden Valley area.
Desert plant within the Hidden Valley area.
This landscape can be seen along Wall Street Mill trail which is about 5 minutes walk from the Barker Dam Nature trail parking lot.
A chipped rock seen along the Wall Street Mill trail.
Rock formation view from the Hidden Valley Nature trail.
A rock formation that can be seen from the Nature Valley Hidden trail parking lot.
Rock formation within the White Tank campground area.
Rock formation along the Wall Street Mill trail.
Going back to the parking lot along the Wall Street Mill trail.
View from the Hidden Valley Nature trail looking to the east.
Desert landscape along the Wall Street Mill trail.
Another desert plant behind the rock formation near Pinto Basin Road and Stirrup Tank Road.

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