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Government Shutdown – What it Means for Our National Parks – Yosemite, etc

The Government shutdown in regards to our National Parks will take place in 2 phases. Part of phase one includes instructing all day use visitors to leave the park immediately. Effective immediately upon a lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service will take all necessary steps to close and secure national park facilities and groundsin order […]

Joshua Tree Freedom – 9 Days Climbing in the Park

I came back from Joshua Tree National Park on Wednesday, March 6th. I didn’t know it was March 6th, in fact I didn’t even realize it was Wednesday until a few days later. This is the kind of freedom going camping and climbing to a place you know well (and having a flexible schedule) can […]

Trip Report – 4th Annual Jtree Tweetup, Joshua Tree National Park

The Fourth Annual Jtree Tweetup, which officially took place from November 9-11, 2012 (though many came early and some stayed later) was a lot of fun as usual. This year it was cold and windy, though thankfully not as windy as the forecasts had originally said it would be (one day had predicted gusts of […]

Interview with Randy Vogel – On Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guidebooks, Ratings and More

If you’ve been climbing in Joshua Tree National Park, you’ve probably seen Randy Vogel’s work, for decades his Joshua Tree Guides have been the number one source for route beta for climbers there. His first guide, Joshua Tree Rock Climbing Guide printed in 1986 was a hefty tome, and its Second Edition printed in 1992 […]

2nd Annual JTreeTweetup – Dates are Set, Are You?

The consensus has come in, the 2nd Annual JTreeTweetup will be held November 12-14, 2010 (with some participants arriving earlier in the week). If you missed last year’s event here’s the short story: a tweetup is a gathering of folks who use Twitter. The JTreeTweeup is a climbing/camping gathering of climbers who use Twitter and […]

Joshua Tree Weekends

This spring I’ve been heading out to Joshua Tree for more weekend only trips than ever before. So far it’s turned out great and we’ve been able to climb with different groups of friends (and crash their campsites). I’m not caught up in terms of posting pics but here’s a video I made of the […]

Climber’s Guide to Joshua Tree Camping – Part 2

In Part 1 of my Climber’s Guide to Joshua Tree Camping I shared a map I created, I’ve since updated it with a free wifi access coffee shop,  a convenient gas station and a place to rent camping equipment so be sure to check it out again. Now I’ll get to the Packing Question. What […]

Climber’s Guide to Joshua Tree Camping – Part 1

Now that the JTreeTweetup is just around the corner I’ve been getting a few questions about Joshua Tree and what camping there will be like. I thought I’d do a series of posts on this. While you can find a lot of information online about Joshua Tree National Park, my posts will highlight a few […]