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


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


URGENT: RESPONSE DEADLINE FEB 25 In our meeting with JTNP Superintendent Curt Sauer last year, he indicated that although courts had twice decided that the Eagle Mtn landfill project (see here for background) was improperly planned and located, that Kaiser Eagle Mtn Inc. (the developer) would not stop.  And sure enough they are appealing to… 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