During my preplanning I picked 29 Palms, CA to set up our base camp. This turned out to be a great location centrally located between two entrances to the park. Park Boulevard runs between Joshua Tree, CA and 29 Palms, CA and is the most visited area of the park.
One of the main factors in planning your visit in the park is the afternoon heat. We decided that we wanted to finish all of our hikes by no later than noon. The mornings are cool, pleasant and the best time to see flowers in blume throughout the park.
Some of the hikes that we really liked were more history based like the petroglyphs, gold mines and gold processing mills. The last gold mine in Joshua Tree National Park closed in 1961.
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