- Posted April 26, 2014 by
Joshua Tree, California
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The world's best national parks
Jumbo Rocks and Joshua Trees
Joshua Tree National Park is the closest national park to the large population of the Los Angeles area. That means it can be busy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn't visit. During the day, the park is mostly bright and washed out. There is lots of sand, and not that much shade. It is a haven for rock climbing, and it is pretty obvious once you arrive. The Joshua Trees are an unusual kind, but that makes them all the more appealing. They have a nice silhouette during the golden hours. Actually, the whole park comes alive with color during the golden hours. The rocks take a nice orange hue, and the trees create very unique shadows. It’s a great park which can get you away from the busy city.