Joshua Tree – Negro Hill and Desert Queen Mine – Dec. 17, 2016

It’s the holidays and time for hiking in Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP)! Since my daughter moved to Twentynine Palms in 2014, Christmastime and Easter have become de facto opportunities for me to hike JT. And last month I had the occasion to drive out…

Joshua Tree – Crown Prince Lookout – December 20, 2015

The amazing beauty of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP) always exceeds my expectations in providing superb hikes. It’s been one year since I’ve discovered JTNP and this hike to Crown Prince Lookout is my sixth hike in this incredible high desert landscape. Previously I’ve hiked…

Joshua Tree – Warren Point & Panorama Loop – April 4, 2015

Standing tall in the northwest corner of Joshua Tree National Park (JTNP), the pointed summit of Warren Peak (5103’) offers a commanding 360-degree panorama over the rugged desert and beyond. The amazing topography, splendid trails, and beautiful array of wildflowers exceeded my expectations for my…