Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is located where the Colorado and Mojave Deserts meet, just east of Palm Springs, California. During the day, Joshua Tree is famous for its iconic trees that carpet the rocky landscape, but at night attention turns upward to the stars that carpet the sky. In 2017 Joshua Tree was recognized as an International Dark Sky Park, despite being just a few hours’ drive for more than 22 million people. An EarthSky users describes the experience at Joshua Tree: “Dark skies and quiet nights with many campgrounds if you wish to spend the night under the stars. Zero mosquitoes. The further east you go in the park, the darker the skies. A favorite spot in spring and fall.”

August 25, 2018

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