23.5.16

Joshua Tree


On Saturday morning I left the city to drive to the desert. I had booked a two night stay in Palm Springs but as the hotel only accepts check ins from 4 pm, I decided to go to Joshua Tree National Park first. 

I had previously been there five years ago and I was so impressed by it at that time. It was the first National Park I had ever visited in my life and I loved the quietness. This time there were more tourists around and I didn't enjoy it as much as the first time. Still a magical place though.

It's a bit scary to know that people have (and probably will) died here. It's very important to carry enough water with you and stay on the main roads. If you get stuck off the road and happen to be in an area with no phone reception and it's 40 degrees out there... it has happened to some but luckily not to me. 


In the evening I drove to Palm Springs. It's so much hotter here than in LA and the place has a holiday feel to it. I will show you photos of my hotel in a later post. Last time I was here, I stayed at The Saguaro and went up the Aerial Tramway. You can revisit that post here

25 comments

  1. Very interesting fauna in the park. It must be so hot there.

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  2. These photos are amazing! I have always wanted to go there!
    xo
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  3. I keep hearing about Joshua Tree. The landscape looks so unique and interesting!

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  4. Are you travelling by yourself? I went to China last year all by myself. I wanted to see the Great Wall. Nobody wanted to join in, so I thought: nothing to lose! Let's go.
    Best decision. Even though during meals I would have appreciated a conversation :)

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  5. Ah, is my dream to visit it and do lots of pics! Is scary what you say but is also very true and important to remind. Happy Monday Anouk! xo

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  6. What a view. I think it was worth to take the risk and visit this National Park...it looks unique and interesting!

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  7. Its a beautiful place! It's super hot here in India and 40 degrees for the past month so we're quite used to the heat

    xx

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  8. It must have been daunting to think people had died there, though an adventure all the same! Sometime late check-in times provide the perfect opportunity to do some exploring! :)


    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

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  9. I hope to see Joshua Tree in person one day. Until then I'm glad to be able to enjoy it through your photos and account of your visit.

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  10. Wonderful post and experience. The Joshua tree is a cool tree. Gemma x
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  11. Yes, I do 90% of my trips by myself. That's cool that you went to see the Great Wall by yourself. Instead of waiting for someone to join, one should just go and live life!

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  12. Anouk! I love Joshua tree... I used to live near here and my friends and I would go for camping and to see spring flowers. Your photos are so beautiful as always!

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    Love,

    Mary

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  13. This park seems to be so nice! I am glad you weren't stuck without mobile reception with 40 degrees! And that you enjoyed the park, though it had more tourists now. I am finally out of bad, after recovering from swine flu, that's why I didn't visit your blog last week - it was really a bad flu!
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  14. thefashionfolks5/23/2016 8:15 pm

    These pictures are gorgeous! Xx

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  15. Looks so beautiful! This tree is one of the coolest I've ever seen!

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  16. Love this post! Nice shots :)
    xoxo

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  17. So beautiful photos!
    xx Elisa
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  18. I love Joshua Tree! gorgeous photos!

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  19. A M A Z I N G PLACE! ^^ love all the pictures!

    Rakel ♥ www.alovelystyle.com

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  20. I wish I had made time for Joshua Tree. I've been yearning to visit for so long now. Your photos are so divine. You also made some great points about desert. I look at your photos and everything seems effortless and breezy but I can only imagine all those hidden dangers like snakes and dehydration. I'm not great with direction either so perhaps I should visit sites like this in the winter months. Snakes and hot weather I don't think I can handle, especially if I get lost!

    Sxx
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  21. Very interesting post and pictures my dear! I can hear about Joshua tree first time in my life-thank you for sharing :-)
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  22. Wildfire Charm5/24/2016 8:08 am

    I have heard of Joshua Tree before and the temperatures are crazy out there but I find the landscape so beautiful..the cacti, the rocks! A great place for photos!x

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  23. Sounds scary indeed. I wish I could visits this place one day too. I'd definitely take a lot of water with me.

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  24. Your photographs here from Joshua Tree are lovely, the first image of the tree here is invited me to click straight on this post. The scenery looks stunning and really do love your images here!

    Thanks for sharing, a great post as always!

    Laura xo

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  25. Looks like such a beautiful place to visit! I didn't know it was that common for people to die there like that =\ That's scary though.

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