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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

Desert Monsoon
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 T.M. SchultzeT.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 32 of the 62 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 Carlsbad Caverns National Park Cuyahoga Valley National Park Great Basin National Park Joshua Tree National … Read more

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Travel

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

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Weekend Backpacking Checklist

Weekend Backpacking Checklist Backpack Sleep Tent (Optional) Ground Cloth Sleeping Bag Ground Pad (Thermarest) Water Water filter (If Required) 1 – 2 Gallons Water (variable) Very Important Papers Maps/Compass/GPS/ETC Clothing Waterproof Outer Layer Jacket Warm Jacket Inner liner socks Beanie Bear Bag or Canister (If Needed) First Aid First Aid Kit Moleskin Sunscreen Food Emergency … Read more

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Best Photo Locations In San Diego

Sunset, Moon, Venus, at La Jolla Shores

Best Photo Locations In San Diego

Sunset, Moon, Venus, at La Jolla Shores, by T.M. Schultze
Sunset, Moon, Venus, at La Jolla Shores, by T.M. Schultze

Finding the best photo locations in San Diego is important for people visiting or who people who are fortunate enough to live here.

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Garrett’s Arch

Garret's Arch

I recently trekked to Garrett’s Arch in Joshua Tree National Park.  Garrett’s Arch is likely the largest arch in Joshua Tree, although another unpublicized arch could give it competition. Garrett’s Arch is located in the Wonderland of Rocks backcountry.  The trailhead begins at the Wall Street Mill parking lot, proceeding briefly before veering left towards … Read more