Joshua Tree National Park

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Joshua Tree National Park has the status of a desert. It is located at the intersection of two giant deserts of North America – the Sonoran Desert and the Mojave. The eastern and southern portion of the park resemble Vegetation Sonora desert, “bouncing” cacti and creosote bushes (Chaparral). The western areas are located higher, so they get more coolness and moisture from the nature. Here there is a huge number of sprawling trees yucca. In the central part of the park “Joshua Tree” are those most amazing rock complexes that makes the park got such glory.

In Joshua Tree National Park, there is a developed network of equestrian and hiking trails, the total length of about 100 kilometers. This park attracts a huge number of equestrian hiking, trekking and walks. Every year in the Joshua Tree National Park there is about 1.25 million people. But, area of the park is not enough mastered, because within it there is neither reservation nor gas stations. Also, there are no museums, restaurants, souvenir shops. The whole area of the Joshua Tree National Park comprised of dirt and asphalt roads, camping grounds and equestrian hiking trails.

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There are five oases, which are impressive bird parks in cities. Flocks of birds during spring migration arrive here on the other side of the Pacific. One of the largest oases is Lost Palms Oasis. It connects with another no less famous oasis – The source of the Cotton Tree – 7-kilometer trail. It is home to plants such as jojoba oil, yucca, the most various cacti and creosote Chaparral.

Blooming Desert is an unforgettable spectacle. However, to see it, you should be initiated into the mystery of this miracle. When the spring rains are quite frequent, flower carnival begins in the desert and desert Ocotillo blooms lavender flowers bush indigo, evening primrose and sand verbena. Cacti surprise with most unexpected colors. Joshua Tree, in honor of which the National Park was named, famous for its unusual lilies. Their dazzling white flowers are the most difficult to see, because the tree pollen season varies according to the time of a year. As a rule, Joshua tree bloom occurs sometime between February and April.

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