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Joshua Tree National Park 31st October 2010

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Joshua Tree National Park

The story behind "Joshua Tree National Park"

The Joshua Tree is not just a U2 album :)

It is the name of a wonderful park in the USA, named after the abundance of Joshua Trees found there. From Wikipedia:

Yucca brevifolia is a plant species belonging to the genus Yucca in the family Agavaceae. It is tree-like in habit, which is reflected in its common names: Joshua tree, Yucca palm, Tree yucca, and Palm tree yucca

I personally found the more impressive than the Grand Canyon, but maybe that is because the latter was more like looking down from a mountain towards another, which I had done more often than visiting deserts :)

The plants/trees might be threatened by Global warming, which could wipe them out… So see them while you can. (And by the way, between all those plants, there are great rocks and boulders to climb!)

I will post a few more of the park in the next days if that is ok…

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