Through executive order, President Obama has brought to reality the multi-year dream of Senator Dianne Feinstein and the conservation community in California by proclaiming not one but THREE new National Monuments, all in the greater Mojave Desert ecosystem. Friends Of Joshua Tree, along with a cadre of other key conservation-minded organizations throughout California (like the… Read More


Before you move on to the high elevations, mark your calendar for Climb Smart 2012, October 19-21 at JT Lake Campground and in the Park. Climb Smart is the kickoff event in Joshua Tree for climbers, bringing the local and global climbing community together for education, celebration and inspiration.  Last year’s event was a breakthrough… Read More


Joshua Tree National Park will offer a front-row seat for one of the biggest celestial events of the year. On May 20, large areas of the western United States will experience an annular solar eclipse, an event last seen in the United States in 1994. In the hours before sunset, the Earth’s moon will pass… Read More


Here are just some of the climbing areas threatened with closure due to state budget mismanagement: Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tamalpais, Castle Rock, Castle Crags, Mt. San Jacinto, Stinson (Mickey’s) Beach, Patrick’s Point, Mt. St. Helena, Emerald Bay, Point Dume, Malibu Creek, Lake Perris/Big Rock, and Stonewall Creek… not to mention numerous surf spots and other… Read More