Posts in Joshua Tree
Hike 49 Palms Oasis

49 Palms Oasis is a nice moderate short hike to a secluded palm oasis (you guessed it). The palm trees are clustered near an out of place spring of water in the middle of the arid desert.

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The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for Joshua Tree

This is the perfect blend of activities to get a taste of the desert vibe. A little relaxation, some hiking, great food and sight-seeing.

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Visit Joshua Tree's Best Lookout Point at Sunset

Key's View is the best drive-up vista in Joshua Tree National Park. From the top you can see the Coachella Valley and the San Andreas Fault. 

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Experience the Old Western Movie Set of Pioneertown

Just two hours from Los Angeles, there is little desert town near Joshua Tree that looks frozen in the 19th century. Pioneertown, a western movie set, was founded in 1946 by a group of Hollywood investors, including actors Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. 

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Go Backpacking in Joshua Tree with Shoestring Adventures

A 3-day journey backpacking through Joshua Tree National Park with Shoestring Adventures. We started at Indian Cove, and took well marked trails to Big Pine, then Willow Hole trail. 

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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum

For the last 15 years of his life, Noah created ten acres full of art installations in the desert. Everything is constructed from junked objects and materials.

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Visit The World Famous Crochet Museum

The World Famous Crochet Museum is a cute and quirky destination in downtown Joshua Tree. Shari Elf, a local artist, has created a whimsical world of crochet, screen printed clothing, patches, and other forms of art.

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My Airbnb Project: A Weekend at Joshua Tree Cabin

About a year ago I had a dream of owning a small cabin in Joshua Tree that I could both enjoy as a vacation home, and also Airbnb. That dream has finally come to life.

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5 Destinations in the High Desert

When Angelino's think of the California Desert, they think of Palm Springs. Below I've listed seven other quirky destinations in the high desert, not far from the mid century modern mecca.

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