Volunteers needed for revegetation project March 24; afterglow ‘Spring Cling’ gathering for AAC that night!
Friends of Joshua Tree is partnering with American Alpine Club with the SPRING CLING event Saturday March 24th 6:30 pm in Downtown Joshua Tree, after a day of revegetation work in the central Hidden Valley area of the Park.
See/Download the Spring Cling spring cling flyer!
There’s room for more volunteers to participate (click here for details) in the park project with AAC & Threshold Climbing Gym on Saturday. Specs are for about 200 plants, vertical mulch and delineating trail with rocks along the swath of old road by the Old Woman (see pic above).
The Evening event will be at the Starlite 61738 29 Palms Hwy – 1 block west of Park Blvd.
Our show starts promptly at 7pm with images and narrative by Damon Corso.
The presentation will feature images of free soloing (Michael Reardon) amazing bouldering images, as well as sport climbing and adaptive climbing. Don’t miss this free event!
Grab a bite to eat at Pie for the People – we receive a special price on any pizza slice(s) & beverage between 6 & 9pm)
The tranquil and beautiful patio is a perfect place to mingle with fellow climbers, make new friends, hang out and enjoy a slice of the best pizza west of New York.
Learn about the March 24 special project in the Park here
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Park directly with questions;
Climbing Ranger – Resource Management
Joshua Tree National Park
(mention FOJT please!)
CS10 Clinic Schedule (last year’s climbing clinic lineup and format, for reference)
ClimbSmart2009ConfirmationInfo Example of Past Year Confirmation letter for reference (Different venue and format for 2011, but maybe still helpful in understanding the event)
Climbers doing good!
This area has been closed in spring for the past few years due to both American Kestrel and Red-Tailed Hawk nests being verified as active by the Park Service. Please do not disturb these sensitive areas off of Geology Tour Road. Thank you in advance and enjoy the epic climbing in JTree this spring as the flowers pop… stay tuned for more info on the situation in the Park, the 75th anniversary celebration of JTNP, and upcoming events by signing up for our email newsletter (up and right on this site!).
Here is a link to more information on the raptor situation inside the Park.
Come celebrate Joshua Tree National Park’s 75th Anniversary with Huell Howser and meet the new Super as well!
http://www.jtnp75.org/ (link to invite page)
And… check out this little bio on NEW JTNP Superintendent Mark Butler… he’s climbed in Joshua Tree even, and hails from Yosemite National Park, which enjoys a strong climbing culture. Read more by clicking this
Thanks and see you at the crag.
FOJT Board of Directors
News from nps.gov;
As in past years, Joshua Tree National Park will once again close some campgrounds for the 2008 summer season. Summer is the slow season at Joshua Tree, and there is reduced utilization of camping sites during the hot summer months. Seasonal campground closures allow impacted areas to recover and… [read more]