OCTOBER 21-23, JOSHUA TREE LAKE CAMPGROUND AND CLIMBING SITES WITHIN JTNP – Join Friends of Joshua Tree and legendary climbers Lynn Hill, Brittany Griffith, and Kurt Smith as we kick off the climbing season with skills clinics, multimedia presentations, service projects in the Park, a big Saturday night party and raffle, and all around serious… Read More


Friends Of Joshua Tree, through several years of horse-trading and donation wrangling, has handed over the keys and pink slip to a sweet SAR vehicle to Joshua Tree National Park. The official press release will be coming out soon but you web-peepers and FOJT supporters get the news first! THANK YOU for your support in… Read More


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… Read More


A short Thank You to those who support climbing in Joshua Tree, for your volunteerism, financial support, participation in events and suggestions made (which prompted this message!). We’d be nowhere without you. We kick off the new year with a meeting with the NPS to activate our MOU with the Park, and then to our… Read More


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]  … Read More