Joshua Tree

Today’s post is also from Joshua Tree National Park, but this one actually has a Joshua Tree in it!

As you can see, Joshua Trees are strange looking things. It is a plant from the Yucca family and is also known by the name of Yucca Palm, Tree Yucca or Palm Tree Yucca. When you touch the tree, you will be surprised at how “solid” it feels. It is a very “dense” and heavy wood and you can tell when you touch it.

The tree seems to only grow in the Mohave Desert parts of the park, in the higher (northern) elevations.

The other thing that stands out in Joshua Tree National Park are the large number of rocks and boulders. This picture shows a typical cluster. Those rocky cluster make excellent rock-climbing areas and when my son and I were there we saw a large number of rock climbing groups throughout the park.

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This entry was posted in California, Joshua Tree, National Park, Topaz, Travel.

14 Comments

  1. Flickr: Wendy van Yperen July 31, 2010 at 3:09 am #

    Great shot.

    Your photo is “A” Class ( Please, Post 1-Comment 2 )
    Seen in “A” Class group

  2. Flickr: Mirthe Duindam July 31, 2010 at 3:41 am #

    Wow, wat een bijzonder mooi landschap!!

  3. Flickr: DelosJ July 31, 2010 at 5:49 am #

    Beautifully executed photo that really must be seen large to truly appreciate.

  4. Mirthe Duindam July 31, 2010 at 8:41 am #

    Wow, wat een bijzonder mooi landschap!!

  5. ©Delos Johnson July 31, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Beautifully executed photo that really must be seen large to truly appreciate.

  6. Flickr: jb10okie July 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    excellent photo

  7. jb10okie July 31, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    excellent photo

  8. Flickr: Klaatu3 July 31, 2010 at 11:29 pm #

    Stunning, makes me wish I was there

  9. Klaatu3 August 1, 2010 at 4:29 am #

    Stunning, makes me wish I was there

  10. Flickr: hetty77 September 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Lovely shot

  11. hetty77 September 12, 2010 at 2:14 am #

    Lovely shot

  12. Flickr: kingratt82 January 27, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Amazing capture. Isn’t Joshua Tree NP a magnificent place?

  13. kingratt82 January 27, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    Amazing capture. Isn’t Joshua Tree NP a magnificent place?

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