Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Joshua Tree Colorado Desert

Joshua Tree National Park has two main weather ecosystems. The lower elevation eastern and southern portion, pictured here is part of the Colorado Desert and is very dry with no trees, except where you find the occasional desert spring. Makes for a beautiful, severe landscape. While there are plenty of other tourists around, it is easy to find yourself all alone in the desert. The higher northern/western part of the park has more water and the famous Joshua Trees. More tourists as well. So, Joshua Tree gives you two different weather system in one park. Most visitors stop at just the northern part of the park. I was fortunate to come into the park from Indian Wells in the south and come out the northern part, near the town of Joshua Tree. Great way to visit this park.