This will be the ‘short version’ of our visit yesterday, Thursday, April the 5th, during which, Patti and I, along with ‘Zilla, spent the day visiting the Joshua Tree National Park close to Indio, California, where we are staying. I plan to do a longer and more compete post on blogspot when I am able to do so.
We will begin at the beginning. How about a map or two?
The Joshua Tree National Park is in the Southwestern United States.
It is in the extreme Southcentral part of California.
A final closeup look at the park’s location and to Indio, California, where we are staying.
To get to the park, we took Interstate 10 East out of Indio. Below are the exit signs off I-10 for the park.
A very nice park entrance sign.
The Cottonwood Visitor Center is a bit inside of the park.
Some scenes from the road as we drove along after entering the park.
Now, about 27-miles into the park, we find some Joshua Trees.
Now we come to the possible ‘highlight’ of our visit here to the Joshua Tree National Park. Thanks 100% to Patti, who stressed that she wanted to visit the below attraction, we did just that. At this point-in-our-day, I was getting tired and, had it been up to me, we would have missed the best attraction in the park.
We drove 5-1/2-miles down a side road to see Keys View.
Yes indeed, it was a-hike up to the top.
Yes, indeed, Patti did the trek right up to the top and around the full loop trail.
Are you ready to see some Jumbo Rocks?
Yes these Jumbo Rocks are indeed an attraction here in the Joshua Tree National Park.
There-you-have-it, a short view of the Joshua Tree National Park.
Smiles from ..
Patti and Cap ..
Smiles from .. The-One-The-Only .. ‘Zilla
- APR 5, 18 .. INDIO, CALIFORNIA
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