Joshua Tree National Park

The Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. Keys View looks out over the Coachella Valley. Hiking trails weave through the boulders of Hidden Valley.

The Quail Mountain is the highest mountain in the park and the highest point in the Little San Bernardino Mountains of the very southern reach of the Mojave Desert.

Grade: A

REFERENCE: Google Earth

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