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

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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 trails
where to camp, hike, bike, and drive
trail descriptions and accurate directions
local hazards and safety precautions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762735433
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2006
  • Series: Exploring Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,228,935
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.33 (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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