It’s “Desert Season” at Joshua Tree NP


As I write this in early December it’s now “desert season” when the temperatures have fallen to the comfortable range and one can go out and enjoy beautiful terrain like that shown in this pic from Joshua Tree National Park.  Go explore!

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Japanese House at Huntington Gardens


This five-room house, acquired in 1911, is considered one of the best examples of early 20th-century Japanese architecture in the United States, and is part of the Japanese Garden at The Huntington, in San Marino near Pasadena.

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Inspiration Point


Inspiration Point in Joshua Tree National Park is reached via a 0.3 mile loop trail and features great desert and mountain views and beautiful wild flowers when in season.

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Arch Rock


Arch Rock is a 25-foot natural arch located in Joshua Tree National Park.  It is accessed from the Arch Rock Nature Trail (less than 1/2 mile loop) which begins by campsite #9 in White Tank Campground off the Pinto Basin Road.  You’ll see many other examples of sculpted granite along the way.

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