June 14, 2015 10 Comments
We always enjoying visiting Joshua Tree National Park in the Mojave Desert of California – it is one of our favorites!
The spiny Cholla Cactus Garden is a wonderful place to take a careful walk (no sandals or flip-flops allowed). We got extra lucky when we visited because a sun ring formed in the sky above us – amazing! More info on how sun halos form is at: http://earthsky.org/space/what-makes-a-halo-around-the-moon
Joshua trees are fun to see because they come in so many shapes and sizes as a result of the environment. They are a member of the lily family. The rocky landscape is quite scenic, and is criss-crossed by multiple earthquake faults. The San Andreas Fault forms the southern boundary of the park. More info about these faults is at: http://www.nps.gov/jotr/learn/nature/faults.htm More info about visiting Joshua Tree National Park is at: http://www.joshuatree.org/