Need a Joshua Tree hiking guidebook? Look no further. This is a colorful, adventurous, hiker’s and visitor’s guide to Joshua Tree National Park, from the same team who brought you the Joshua Tree Rock Climbing and Bouldering guides. The Park’s other-worldly landscape is a true wonder. From the twisted architecture of the Joshua trees, to the rock labyrinths of the Wonderland, to the vast ocotillo-speckled Pinto Basin, you will be constantly delighted.
Discover hikes of all categories, from wheelchair-accessible nature trails to highly unofficial belly-crawls through granite corridors. Sweat your way up a desert summit with 100-mile views, make an airy scramble to the top of a rock dome, or trek up a canyon to a palm oasis. Did you know the Park has a rich mining history? Visit off-the-radar mine sites and quirky desert homesteads. If you want to get away from the parking lots, whether for a full-day outing or a 30-minute scramble, this is your book. Sewn binding for abuse in your backpack, postcard photography for when you’re back home, planning your next trip.
- photography tips
- the skinny on the Park’s 4WD roads
- lots of frontier lore
- helpful sidebars, including “If you only have a few hours,” “Seeing the Park with kids,” and more
- a hit list for the excellent (funky) local art scene
- a primer on the Park’s rock climbing
Robert Miramontes is a local photographer, explorer, and rock climber with an intimate knowledge of Joshua Tree National Park and a passion to share.
by Robert Miramontes
2016 Wolverine Publishing
240 pages. Color.