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Old 10-05-2010, 10:45 PM   #16
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My husband is from Joshua Tree, so we spend a lot of time there visiting his family. The park is beautiful, but make sure to have a compass, map, and a lot of water (even in the winter it is very dry).

His advice is to go into park through the entrance in Joshua Tree off Highway 62. He recommends Hidden Valley Nature Walk and the Barker Dam Loop. He says these two are his favorite and the two must do walks in the park - he's keeping his fingers crossed there will be water in the dam because it is so beautiful!

Here is some specific information about Barker Dam: http://www.modernhiker.com/2008/01/2...rker-dam-loop/

And a list of hikes and their distances throughout the park:
http://www.nps.gov/jotr/planyourvisit/ntrails.htm

My advice would be to read up on the cholla cactus so you know what to watch out for when walking around! I had one stuck in my shoe and trying to get it out was horrible...

I am so excited for you...there is no other place like Joshua Tree.
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He also recommends seeing if there is a tour for Keys Ranch - my mother-in-law taught an exercise class, and one of her students was the daughter of the Rancher who owned this ranch...seriously interesting and worth checking out if you have the time.
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He also recommends seeing if there is a tour for Keys Ranch - my mother-in-law taught an exercise class, and one of her students was the daughter of the Rancher who owned this ranch...seriously interesting and worth checking out if you have the time.
Wow! You have wonderful information/tips/ideas...thanks for sharing! I will be sure to follow your (& your husband's) suggestions. This is great!! Thanks again. Getting more excited by the day!
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