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  1. Cynthia Mackintosh
    January 2, 2019 @ 7:36 am

    You have great photos & info. We were in Palm Springs, but will definitely need to visit here next time.

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    • Jyoti
      January 2, 2019 @ 8:17 am

      Thanks Cynthia!
      Good thing there is a next time 🙂 This was our fourth trip to Palm Springs and we finally made it to Joshua Tree NP. So glad we did.

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  2. Soumya Gayatri
    January 2, 2019 @ 11:55 pm

    This looks so beautiful. I agree this is a great opportunity for photographers. Love the hues of orange. Beautiful picture spots.

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    • Jyoti
      January 3, 2019 @ 3:02 pm

      Thanks Soumya!

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  3. Sinjana
    January 4, 2019 @ 5:40 am

    Wow joshua national park is such an amazing place to visit. I love the rocky landscape apart from the exitic vegetation. Your photography is awesome as usual

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    • Jyoti
      January 4, 2019 @ 9:09 pm

      Thanks, Sinjana!
      National parks are my favorite places to visit, they are such an important heritage for us to preserve for future generations.I’d love to visit Joshua Tree National Park in spring and see all the exotic flowers in full bloom. I’ve heard that some years are spectacular.

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  4. Bea
    January 11, 2019 @ 11:16 pm

    Ever since I got on Instagram a couple of years ago, I’ve wanted to visit Joshua Tree. We haven’t made it there yet, but it sits very high on our bucket list. I am saving your post as our guide for when we go. Thanks for this great article!

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    • Jyoti
      January 12, 2019 @ 9:02 am

      Thanks Bea!! I’ve had it on my list for over 10 years! All the best and I hope you’ll visit Joshua Tree National Park and fall in love. I hope the vandalism stops and the federal government shutdown doesnt impact Joshua Tree and other national parks around the country.

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  5. Laura
    January 11, 2019 @ 11:40 pm

    This post is so detailed, it’ll definitely be helpful if I decide to visit! Thank you x

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    • Jyoti
      January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am

      Hi Laura, I’m glad you find the information useful in your planning, especially because there is so much confusion with the federal government shutdown.

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  6. Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays
    January 12, 2019 @ 3:08 am

    Inspirational post, I really want to visit now and great photos

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    • Jyoti
      January 12, 2019 @ 8:59 am

      Thanks Catherine! Please do visit and share your experience.

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  7. Michelle
    January 12, 2019 @ 8:09 am

    Such an amazing post! I really love Joshua Tree. It has a special place in my heart. One of my favorite things to do there was to watch the sunsets. They always seem so magical there.

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    • Jyoti
      January 12, 2019 @ 8:58 am

      Its my favorite too now! The sunsets and sunrises in the Joshua Tree National Park and the desert are amazing! If I lived in Palm Springs I’d go up every week.
      My favorite sunset was at Barker dam, it was gorgeous everywhere we looked.

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  8. Sapna
    January 12, 2019 @ 8:49 am

    You have some beautiful pictures. I love the Joshua trees shapes, they attract me. Very detailed and informative post.

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    • Jyoti
      January 12, 2019 @ 8:56 am

      Thanks Sapna.
      The Joshua trees have such a unique shape! They are unline any tree I know. I hope they survive the federal government shutdown.

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  9. April
    January 12, 2019 @ 8:58 am

    I LOVE Joshua Tree! Living in SoCal, I’ve been there 6 times now and it never gets old. There’s always something new to discover, new rock piles to climb, and I fall head over heels for the Joshua Trees every time! Looks like we were there around the same time. I was there the 1st day of the government shutdown. It saddens me to hear about all the destruction that has happened in this park. Hopefully all be soon put right so that visitors can enjoy everything about this incredible park. thanks for sharing!

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    • Jyoti
      January 12, 2019 @ 1:37 pm

      Hi April, you’re sooo lucky to be able to go there so often!! I can totally relate to how you feel about visiting over and over again. I want to return and go rock climbing in Hidden Valley.
      I do hope the Joshua Tree National Park, our national treasure is not damaged without our wonderful rangers caring for it.

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  10. Emese
    January 12, 2019 @ 9:11 am

    Love your photos! We’ve visited Joshua Tree NP a few times, but I don’t think we ever explored it as much as you did. Such a beautiful place! Great post!

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    • Jyoti
      January 12, 2019 @ 9:21 am

      Thanks Emese, there are so many things to see and do in Joshua Tree National Park. I’m sure your found things we didnt. I’d love to hear your experience.

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  11. Emily
    January 12, 2019 @ 9:47 am

    I haven’t been to Joshua Tree but it’s on my list! So many cool things to do. Very helpful info for visiting during a shutdown. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Mayi
    January 12, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

    Your pictures are amazing. I have never thought about visiting this place before but thanks to your thorough post and incredible pictures, Joshua Tree is now on my bucket list. Thanks for sharing such an incredible place.

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  13. Jen
    January 12, 2019 @ 2:40 pm

    I’ve always wanted to visit here! Was worried about this place with the shutdown when I heard people were cutting down trees. Would love to see it get back to business as usual soon.

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  14. Anisa
    January 12, 2019 @ 2:48 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I have been wanting to go to Joshua Tree for awhile, I need to get there. Looks like there is lots to see and some nice hiking.

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  15. Christine
    January 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

    I haven’t been to Joshua Tree since college (and only for a few hours then), but we are actually thinking about going again in March! Saving this to remember for our trip – thank you for all the maps and pictures and details!

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    • Jyoti
      January 13, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

      Hi Christine, have a great time and share your experience. I hope the park will be in good condition and the government is operational again.

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  16. Amanda
    January 12, 2019 @ 7:56 pm

    Skull Rock looks so freaky cool! I haven’t made it to Joshua Tree yet, but it’s definitely high on my list on national parks I need to visit. Let’s hope this shutdown ends soon!

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    • Jyoti
      January 13, 2019 @ 5:31 pm

      I do hope so too. I hope you’ll make it to Joshua Tree NP. Also, keep some time to enjoy SoCal and Palm Springs area.

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  17. Lindz
    January 13, 2019 @ 10:28 pm

    I was just talking with someone this weekend who said Joshua Tree was incredible – I have to agree! WOW! Especially your photos from Barker Dam. I hope to visit one day!

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