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Joshua Tree National Park Day Trip

Looking for a place in the high desert to take your family on a day trip? Visit Joshua Tree National Park. The park is beautiful and worth taking a day to visit. Overnight camping is available.

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Pack a lunch. There are plenty of picnic tables with nature’s beauty and quiet to enjoy while you eat.

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Don’t forget the grapes and apples! Enjoy nature AND natural organic fruit in the peaceful surroundings of the park. Other than a tourist driving by, there is total quietness.

Plan a picnic at Joshua Tree National Park

Picnic at Joshua Tree National Park

Be careful while hiking or walking near the rocks to take pictures. I didn’t see any snakes on our trip, although I’m sure there are plenty of them at the park. Encountering a lizard as I had leaned back on a rock while my hubby took my picture made me more watchful wherever I walked. Lizards are fine with me at a distance. Running where my arm just was is not far enough away for my comfort.

September is a good time to go to the park. The days are warm, but there aren’t as many triple-digit temperatures. My blogger friend, Rusty, has been a long-time high desert resident and says Joshua Tree Park is also beautiful with snow.

Whenever you decide to take your family on a tour of the park, consider stopping by Pioneertown, about fifteen minutes from Joshua Tree. It was built in the 1940s as an Old West motion picture set. A couple of the Mane Street shops were open when we went, the saddle/leather shop and a pottery place. In fact, I was able to get my leather belt ties redone at the saddle and leather shop.

Old West town, Pioneertown, CA

Pioneertown

 

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The Joshua Tree National Park day trip is only about an hour and a half from the Victor Valley area. Start out early and you can be home before dark, including the Pioneertown excursion to boot.

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