Joshua Tree National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park is near Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino, California. The park was established on October 31, 1994 covers 1235 square miles and is host to nearly 1.4 million visitors each year. It has been designated as a national monument since 1936. It's made up of portions a the Mojave and Colorado Desert the Mojave being the larger of the two. The park is named after a tree found in the Mojave desert called the Joshua Tree. Hiking, Camping, and Rock Climbing are popular activities as well as stargazing due to the parks lack of light pollution. The park contains wildlife such as lizards, squirrels, birds, sheep, rats, coyotes, rabbits, and snakes. The park is open 365 days a year 24 hours a day but vistors tend to lean towards the fall and spring due to the high temperatures in summer.

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Joshua Tree National Park

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Temporary Fire Restrictions at Joshua Tree National Park

Beginning Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 8 am until Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 8 am, Joshua Tree National Park will be under a temporary fire restriction. All campfires at Black Rock and Indian Cove Campgrounds will be prohibited during these dates.

Joshua Tree National Park is Beginning to Increase Recreational Access to Park Roads

Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Joshua Tree National Park is increasing recreational access.

Joshua Tree National Park Is Modifying Operations To Implement Local Health Guidance

The Youth Conservation Corps Program for summer 2020 is cancelled at Joshua Tree National Park.

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St. Andreas Fault, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

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St. Andreas Fault, Joshua Tree National Park, CA

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The San Andreas Fault is a continental transform fault that extends roughly 1,200 kilometers (750 mi) through California. It forms the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate, and its motion is right-lateral strike-slip (horizontal). The fault divides into three segments, each with different characteristics and a different degree of earthquake risk. The slip rate along the fault ranges from 20 to 35 mm (0.79 to 1.38 in)/yr.

The fault was identified in 1895 by Professor Andrew Lawson of UC Berkeley, who discovered the northern zone. It is often described as having been named after San Andreas Lake, a small body of water that was formed in a valley between the two plates. However, according to some of his reports from 1895 and 1908, Lawson actually named it after the surrounding San Andreas Valley. Following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, Lawson concluded that the fault extended all the way into southern California.

Ireland 145

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Ireland 145

Sierra Club group hiking in Joshua Tree National Park on provisional leader hike led by Peter Ireland, December 17, 2011.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Peter Ireland
Original: Digital photograph
Credit: Peter Ireland Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Photo ID (file name): Ireland 145

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Ireland 148

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Ireland 148

Peter Ireland taking a compass reading during provisional leadership hike in Joshua Tree National Park led by Peter Ireland, December 17, 2011.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Peter Ireland
Original: Digital photograph
Credit: Peter Ireland Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Photo ID (file name): Ireland 148

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Ireland 150

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Ireland 150

Sierra Club group having a trail break while the snow comes down in Joshua Tree National Park on provisional leader hike led by Peter Ireland, December 17, 2011. Peter Ireland is at far right.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Peter Ireland
Original: Digital photograph
Credit: Peter Ireland Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Photo ID (file name): Ireland 150

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Ireland 149

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Ireland 149

Sierra Club group in Joshua Tree National Monument duiring provisional leadership hike in Joshua Tree National Park led by Peter Ireland, December 17, 2011. Peter Ireland at center wearing red hat.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Peter Ireland
Original: Digital photograph
Credit: Peter Ireland Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Photo ID (file name): Ireland 149

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Ireland 146

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Ireland 146

Kent Schwitkis eating trail mix while Peter Ireland checks compass reading during provisional leadership hike in Joshua Tree National Park led by Peter Ireland, December 17, 2011.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Peter Ireland
Original: Digital photograph
Credit: Peter Ireland Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Photo ID (file name): Ireland 146

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Ireland 147

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Ireland 147

Peter Ireland in Joshua Tree National Park, December 17, 2011. Image labeled “Peter Ireland, I-Rated Leader . . . as soon as the paperwork is done!”

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Peter Ireland
Original: Digital photograph
Credit: Peter Ireland Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Photo ID (file name): Ireland 147

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The Dead Tree

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The Dead Tree

Taken at the Joshua Tree National Park.

Posgate 005

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Posgate 005

Description: Group of native palm trees at Lost Palms Oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Nora Posgate (1877—1971)
Original: Black and white print in holdings of Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives.
Credit: Nora Posgate Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Posgate 005

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Hidden Valley Trail

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Hidden Valley Trail

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Gorin 167

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Gorin 167

Climbers on rock face, possibly Joshua Tree, c. early 1950s.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Louise Gorin
Original: 4” x 5” b&w print returned to Louise Gorin after scanning.
Credit: James & Louise Gorin Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Gorin 167

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Gorin 177

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Gorin 177

Rock climbing gear piled on picnic table, probably at Joshua Tree, c. early 1950s.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Louise Gorin
Original: 4” x 5” b&w print returned to Louise Gorin after scanning.
Credit: James & Louise Gorin Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Gorin 177

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Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Snuffy posted a photo:

Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Joshua Tree National Park is an American national park in southeastern California, east of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, near Palm Springs. The park is named for the Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) native to the Mojave Desert. Originally declared a national monument in 1936, Joshua Tree was redesignated as a national park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act. Encompassing a total of 790,636 acres (1,235.4 sq mi; 3,199.6 km2)—an area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island—the park includes 429,690 acres (671.4 sq mi; 1,738.9 km2) of designated wilderness. Straddling the border between San Bernardino County and Riverside County, the park includes parts of two deserts, each an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation: the higher Mojave Desert and the lower Colorado Desert. The Little San Bernardino Mountains traverse the southwest edge of the park.

Sanborn 107

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Sanborn 107

Description: Collection of six black and white images scanned from black and white prints, captioned as follows:

97. Spectre Peak: Bill Henderson (with mirror) and other Sierra Clubbers atop peak. November 30, 1952.
98. Bob Schmelzer, Bea Wheelock, Karl Bartsch, Lucy Grozescu (to become Woodward), June Kilbourne, Walt Wheelock, Owen Blackburn, Adrienne Thirkell, Brad Brush, Dick Kenyon, Roy Paine, Ken Wiley atop Mt. Inspiration, Joshua Tree Nat’l Monument. January 11, 1953.
99. Lucy Grozescu (to become Woodward) and Dick Woodward at unspecified location. March 29, 1953.
100. Owen Blackburn at his food hoard at specified location. May 16, 1953.
101. Mount Keynot: Frank Sanborn (far left) with Sierra Club group atop summit. May 31, 1953.
102. Mount Keynot: Another shot of group atop summit. May 31, 1953.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Frank Sanborn
Original: Black and white prints; digital scan provided by Sierra Peaks Historian Dan Richter
Credit: Frank Sanborn Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archive
Image ID (file name): Sanborn 107

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Sanborn 106

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Sanborn 106

Description: Collection of six black and white images scanned from black and white prints, captioned as follows:

91. Waucoba Mountain.: Barbara Lilley (2nd photo) atop summit. October 5, 1952.
92. San Bernardino Peak West: Roy Eastman, Bob Schmelzer, Dick Woodward, June Kilbourne, Joe Fitschen, Margie Williamson atop peak. October 12, 1952.
93. Karl Bartsch (leader), Frances Johnson, H. Hobbs, Annette MacDonald, Dorothy Cutler, Stan Keenan on Deer Springs Trail in San Jacinto Mountains. October 19, 1952.
94. Dick Kenyon, Joanne Eastman, Roy Eastman (assistant leader), Ken Wiley, Howard Hill (leader), Dick Woodward on California Riding & Hiking Trail. November 2, 1952.
95. Frank Sanborn next to California Riding and Hiking Trail sign. near Big Bear Lake. November 2, 1952.
96. Spectre Peak (Coxcomb Mountains, Joshua Tree National Park): June Kilbourne and others ascending peak. November 30, 1952.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Frank Sanborn
Original: Black and white prints; digital scan provided by Sierra Peaks Historian Dan Richter
Credit: Frank Sanborn Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archive
Image ID (file name): Sanborn 106

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

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Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Snuffy posted a photo:

Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Excerpt from Wikipedia:

Joshua Tree National Park is an American national park in southeastern California, east of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, near Palm Springs. The park is named for the Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) native to the Mojave Desert. Originally declared a national monument in 1936, Joshua Tree was redesignated as a national park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act. Encompassing a total of 790,636 acres (1,235.4 sq mi; 3,199.6 km2)—an area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island—the park includes 429,690 acres (671.4 sq mi; 1,738.9 km2) of designated wilderness. Straddling the border between San Bernardino County and Riverside County, the park includes parts of two deserts, each an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation: the higher Mojave Desert and the lower Colorado Desert. The Little San Bernardino Mountains traverse the southwest edge of the park.

All by myself

keppet posted a video:

All by myself

Taking social distancing to the extreme.

The sounds of the oasis

keppet posted a video:

The sounds of the oasis

Just breathe in the peace.

Severance 012

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Severance 012

Description: Group at camp at or near Keys Ranch in Joshua Tree National Park, undated but circa 1920s. [William F. Keys is the man standing at far left.—RBC]

Photographer: H.M. SeveranceDonor: H.M. Severance
Original: B&W print in Local Historical Structures/Trails File
Credit: Dr. H.M. Severance Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Photo ID (file name): Severance 012

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Gorin 156

Angeles Chapter History Committee posted a photo:

Gorin 156

Family group at picnic table, looks like Joshua Tree National Park. Jim Gorin sitting in foreground. Circa early 1950s.

Photographer: Unknown
Donor: Louise Gorin
Original: 4” x 5” b&w print returned to Louise Gorin after scanning.
Credit: James & Louise Gorin Collection, Sierra Club-Angeles Chapter Archives
Image ID (file name): Gorin 156

NO KNOWN COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS:
By asserting "no known copyright restrictions," the SIERRA CLUB ANGELES CHAPTER HISTORY COMMITTEE is sharing the benefit of our research without providing an expressed or implied warranty to others who would like to use or reproduce the photograph. This means that we are unaware of any current copyright restrictions on the works so designated, either because the term of copyright may have expired without being renewed, because no evidence has been found that copyright restrictions apply, because the original creator has granted us permission to post the image on the Internet, or because we own the copyright but are not exercising that control. The HISTORY COMMITTEE cannot guarantee that private or commercial use of the images shared herein will not violate the rights of unidentified copyright holders and we cannot be responsible for any liability resulting from the use of these images.

If you make use of a photo from this source, you are reminded to conduct an independent analysis of applicable law before proceeding with a particular new use.