Category: Joshua Tree National Park

Lost Horse Mine in JTNP

Unfortunately, this is not a dog-friendly trail. Please respect the trail rule. For the history lovers: Even before the California Gold Rush of 1849, prospectors were finding gold in southern California. As the take from the mines in the Sierras petered out, miners fanned out into the deserts. Hot summers, scarce water, limited wood sources,

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Ryan Mountain in Joshua Tree

As you know from my last week’s post, I went hiking in Joshua Tree National Park in January. Sadly, dogs are not allowed on hiking trails so my sister and I went to the park ourselves to hike Ryan Mountain – the second highest point in Joshua Tree – and had to leave Xena at

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Winter Desert

In January, I made my annual desert trip to La Quinta which is 2 hours from L.A. Rain storm was in the forecast for my entire trip but I didn’t care. I looked forward to this trip all winter and I wasn’t going to cancel it. I was ready for a break from the daily routines. I was especially excited

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