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I Went To Joshua Tree For Christmas Again

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After 2018, I swore I would never do it again, but once again, I couldn’t help much visit Joshua Tree for Christmas again.

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An Ode To The Cima Dome

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On August 15, lightning started a devastating fire (called the Dome Fire) that burned the entirety of Mojave National Preserve’s Cima Dome.

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How The Boy Scout Trail Got It’s Name

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As somebody who has been visiting Joshua Tree National Park (or at one time, Monument…) my entire life, I ponder things.  One of them was the name of the Boy Scout Trail, which doesn’t match the naming convention of other places in the Park1

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Perhaps My Last Christmas Trip To Joshua Tree National Park

Yep, People Get Their Cars Stuck Parking Like This (Taken Christmas Eve)
Yep, People Get Their Cars Stuck Parking Like This.  Do Not Do This. (Taken Christmas Eve)

As many of my friends know, I have been visiting Joshua Tree National Park every Christmas for a long time.  2018 was my 13th consecutive year celebrating the Holiday in the park.  Things sure have changed.

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Reflecting on the Dangers in Joshua Tree

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Note:  This post also appears on the Joshua Tree Photo Guide website.

Desert Monsoon by T.M. Schultze
Desert Monsoon by T.M. Schultze

Autumn is only a few weeks away and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the Summers in Joshua Tree.

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Online Webcams San Diego:  Ocean Beach Webcam Yosemite:  Webcams Zion National Park:  Webcams tmschultze T.M. Schultze is a San Diego-based photographer, traveller, and writer. He writes, photographs, and draws things of the outdoors that have inspired humans for thousands of years. He co-authored the Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree Park which can be purchased here. … Read more

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US National Parks Left To Visit

US National Parks Left To Visit I have 30 of the 62 US National Parks left to visit.  For the list of the National Parks I have visited, click here. Acadia National Park (Maine) Badlands National Park (South Dakota) Biscayne National Park (Florida) Congaree National Park (South Carolina) Denali National Park (Alaska) Dry Tortugas National … Read more

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US National Parks Visited

Christmas Morning 2017

I have visited 33 of the 63 United States National Parks. For the list of 30 I need to visit, click here. Arches National Park Big Bend National Park Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Bryce Canyon National Park Canyonlands National Park Capitol Reef National Park Carlsbad Caverns National Park Channel Islands National Park … Read more

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Travel has been a hobby that has brought together many of my interests. Things like photography, nature, environmentalism have been informed by the desire to see something new. My San Diego County 100 Peaks List US National Parks Left To Visit My Camping Gear and Equipment States Visited United States National Parks Visited United States … Read more

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My Camping Gear and Equipment

My Camping Gear and Equipment Note:  This list is not necessarily a recommended list of camping gear and equipment.  It represents the gear that I choose to use in the field.  This list may be of interest to you.  Each person should review their own needs and choose the gear that suits them best. Osprey Atmos … Read more