Bouldering at Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is a climbing and bouldering mecca for residents of SoCal. Joshua Tree is one of the youngest National Parks in the United States, only just becoming declared a park back in 1994. From the sky it looks like nothing more than a vast desert, but from the ground you will see spectacular views, unscathed rocky terrain and hills scattered with these unique looking Joshua Trees. In the right conditions, a Joshua Tree can live over one thousands years.

Entrance to JT National Park isn’t free – it will cost you $15 per vehicle for a 7 day pass… but the climbing, hiking and bouldering access you get is well worth the price of admission. There are 12 self-guided hiking trails, 9 campgrounds (not including backcountry camping, which is permitted), and over 8,000 climbing routes on 400 formations. Pretty sick right!

Check out this cool video I found on Vimeo, shot recently at Joshua Tree National Park. It looks like the photogs set up a camera on a tripod and set it to take a picture every couple of minutes. Put them all together and you get a motion picture!

Have you ever been to Joshua Tree National Park? What do you love about it? Post a comment and let us know.

Trail Talk: The Everest Base Camp One

Another Friday, another edition of Trail Talk. This is where we take a look at what some of the other outdoor bloggers have been up to in the past week – it’s also our way of helping spread the reach of the bloggers. I try to cover a blog or two from several different outdoor niches like climbing, camping, kayaking, hiking, etc. We don’t discriminate!

In today’s post we have Kraig who is headed to Everest base camp, a trail guide (and pictures) to Cedar Rock Falls, an update from Kalymnos, an anniversary celebration on a rock, a sick kayaking adventure and a move trailer.

Blog On Hiatus, Off To NepalThe Adventure Blog
Cedar Rock Falls – Pisgah National ForestBlue Ridge Journal
Scootin’ And Sendin’Life In A Hippy Van
Joshua Tree WeekendsRockgrrl
Chris Baer: Rio Baker, ChileFour Corners Whitewater Kayaking
5 Point Film Festival — New Trailer and Starts SoonWild Snow

If you’ve come across a kick ass blog post in the past week, please share it with us by posting a link in the comments. We love reading about all your adventures.