There exists the idea that deserts are barren, dry and lifeless. Quite the contrary is true, where lizards bask in the morning light and wildflowers are on parade in the spring. Quite the contrary is true of the land where Joshua Tree forests are timeless reminders of patience and perseverance. Quite the contrary is true when the sun sets across the expansive desert landscapes bringing mystical shadows and golden light.
Joshua Tree National Park is everything but dry, barren and lifeless. For millenniums, water, wind and sun have sculpted boulders into round and skewed geometrics, carved canyons, created washes and painted panoramas. For centuries, people have travelled across these lands, some settling for a season, others homesteading for years.
Come for an hour and you will stay for a day not just because of the elusive camouflaged animals, diversely adapted plants, the unexpected history, the prismatic sunsets or the glittering night skies but because of how the desert will make you feel on the inside.