by Bernadette Regan Since 2009, Climbers Coffee has served over 29,000 cups of coffee, cocoa, and tea.  Sometimes, climbers new to the scene will take a sip then expectantly smile bigger than normal.  They tend to expect that ‘Free Coffee’ means bad coffee.  Thanks to Friends of Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree Outfitters, Flophouse Resoles, Cliffhanger… Read More


NOW is the time to let those who manage access to our Parks know what you think about an astronomical increase in per vehicle fees entering the Park during peak season. The comment period ends NOVEMBER 23, December 22, 2017, extended due to heavy response. ADD to it, please.   Here’s the gist of what our… Read More


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UPDATE – athlete lineup to include Nina Williams, Brad Gobright, John Long, Jon Cardwell, Rob Mulligan, Ben Hanna and other pros stepping up for CLIMB SMART 2017!  Can you feel it coming? Joshua Tree season just around the corner… ticket sales for Climb Smart 2017 are approaching sold out. We sold out last year about… Read More


Time to mark your calendars, everyone. OCTOBER 14-16 is the annual FOJT Climb Smart event, staging once again at Joshua Tree Lakes Campground and in various spots inside JTNP. This  year will be a special community gathering marking the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and the 19th staging of this seasonal kickoff to… Read More


Climb Smart 2015 happened under dramatic skies in and around Joshua Tree National Park this past weekend (October 16-18, 2015) with education as the centerpiece of a festival that brought together 200+ climbers from around the Western U.S. to kick off the season. Staged with lightning flashing in the night sky, thunder rolling nearby but… Read More


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OCTOBER 16-18… This year’s CLIMB SMART will be the 18th annual event that leads into the Centennial year of the National Parks in the USA. This will be among the best events to attend of the season! TNF’s Daniel Woods is a feature athlete offering insight and inspiration! JUST ADDED – Jess Roskelley (adidas Outdoor athlete)… many… Read More


Mark your calendars (OCTOBER 17-19, 2014) for the kickoff event of the Fall climbing season in JTree… Climb Smart 2014. A benefit for Friends Of Joshua Tree as well as JOSAR, this gathering at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground and Astronomy Arts Theater and various venues in and outside of the Park is simply an… Read More