7299 Indian Cove Rd, wentynine Palms, CA
Saturday: We plan to leave early to arrive at Thousand Palms Oasis Preseve in Coachella Valley by 10 am. (29200 Thousand Palms Canyon Road, Thousand Palms, CA 92276) It is a 2 miles out and back hike on McCallum trail.
Afterward we will drive to Indian Cove Campground to check in by noon and pitch tent. We will start hiking by 1 pm to Barker Dam ( 1.1 miles) and then to Hidden Valley Trail ( 1 mile). We will then visit the famous Skull Rock (1.7 miles) and wrap up the day by visiting the Arch Rock (0.3 mile)
Sunday: We plan to leave campsite by 9 am to hike Lost Palm Oasis. It is a 8 miles out and back hike with 1700' elevation gain. On the way back, we will visiting Cholla Cactus Garden (0.3 miles) . We plan to wrap up our trip by 2 pm.
Fee: $ 30.00 (Camping fee is included.)
Payment date: Friday, 1/29/2016
(Pre-payment is not refundable.)
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Hike Difficulty: Level 6/10
Distance & Elevation Gain:
Saturday: 8 miles, 1700' elevation gain
Sunday: 8 miles, 1000' elevation gain
Trail condition: single file trail
Water: Available at campground
Toilet: At campground
Food: Enough for 3 meals
Dog: No dog
Guest: Absolutely No
Parking: At campground
Liability Waiver: Required
From L.A.: (Driving time: 2.5 hours)
Joshua Tree encompasses 2 desert systems, the Mojave and the Colorado. It divides California's southernmost national park into two arid ecosystems of contrasting appearance by elevation.
The Colorado thrives below 3,000 feet on the park's gently declining eastern flank, where temperatures are usually higher. It is considered "low desert," compared to the higher, wetter, and more vegetated Mojave "high desert."
The Colorado is sparse and forbidding. It begins at the park's midsection, sweeping east across empty basins stubbed with creosote bushes. Occasionally decorated by "gardens" of flowering ocotillo and cholla cactus, it runs across arid Pinto Basin into a parched wilderness of broken rock in the Eagle and Coxcomb Mountains.
Visitors who pass through each year are surprised by the abrupt transition between the Colorado and Mojave deserts. Above 3,000 feet, the Mojave section claims the park's western half, where giant branching yuccas thrive on sandy plains studded by massive granite monoliths and rock piles. These are among the most intriguing and photogenic geological phenomena found in California's many desert regions.
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