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Explore! Joshua Tree National Park: A Guide to Exploring the Desert Trails and Roads

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“FalconGuides point the compass to the best spots to play, climb, hike, fish, and be.” —CNN.com For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.From the hot Sonoran Desert in the east to the cooler Mojave Desert in the west, Joshua Tree National Park offers diverse landscapes, picturesque rock formations, and exciting opportunities for adventure.
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Overview

“FalconGuides point the compass to the best spots to play, climb, hike, fish, and be.” —CNN.com For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide® has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.From the hot Sonoran Desert in the east to the cooler Mojave Desert in the west, Joshua Tree National Park offers diverse landscapes, picturesque rock formations, and exciting opportunities for adventure. Explore ruins of a mining mill at Wonderland Ranch, discover panoramic views from Ryan Mountain, and hike or bike among some of the largest Joshua trees in the park at Upper Covington Flat. Explore! Joshua Tree National Park shows you all the best outdoor activities in the park. Look inside to find:a fold-out color map of the park, complete with trailswhere to camp, hike, bike, and drivetrail descriptions and accurate directionslocal hazards and safety precautions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762735433
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 544,623
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Grubbs is an avid camper, backpacker, hiker, mountain biker, and cross-country skier who has been exploring the American desert for more than thirty years. A professional outdoor writer and photographer, he has written nine previous FalconGuides, including Hiking Arizona, and his photographs have been published in Backpacker and other magazines. An active charter pilot, he lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Introduction How to use this Guide Zero Impact Make It a Safe Trip Weather Heat and dehydration Hypothermia Water purification Old Mines Cactus and Other Plant Hazards Animal Hazards Wildfires History Natives Explorers Miners and Ranchers National Monument to National Park Natural History Why a Desert? Geography and Geology Two Deserts Meet Sonoran - 1,000 to 3,000 feet Mojave - 3,000 to 5,000 feet Desert Adaptations Plants Animals Joshua Tree National Park Getting to the Park Getting Around the Park Visitor Centers and Amenities Campgrounds and Picnic Areas Scenic Drives Desert Wildflowers Stargazing Bicycling the Park Rockclimbing Hiking Trails Appendix A: For More Information Appendix B: Resources Index About the Author
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