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    California History (Joshua Tree)

    I decided I would start these "California History" threads because I'm sure there are others that, like me, love reading and seeing different parts of this great country. Our politics suck here in CA but we do have many beautiful areas.

    I spent a few days in Joshua Tree this week and thought I'd share some pics and history for anyone interested.

    Joshua Tree National Park is located in southeastern California. Declared a U.S. National Park in 1994 when the U.S. Congress passed the California Desert Protection Act (Public Law 103-433), it had previously been a U.S. National Monument since 1936. It is named for the Joshua trees (Yucca brevifolia) native to the park. It covers a land area of 790,636 acres (1,235.37 sq mi; 3,199.59 km2)[1] – an area slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island. A large part of the park, some 429,690 acres (173,890 ha), is a designated wilderness area. Straddling the San Bernardino County/Riverside County border, the park includes parts of two deserts, each an ecosystem whose characteristics are determined primarily by elevation: the higher Mojave Desert and lower Colorado Desert.
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    Namesake of the park the Joshua Tree
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    From one of the taller peaks you get a pretty good view of the park.
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    These are a few of the Petroglyphs found in the park that are hundreds of years old.
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    More pics...

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    Many people have tried to tame the desert and of course failed. This is Barker Dam, built in 1900 to hold water for cattle. If I remember correctly when filled it holds around 20 acres of water. The structure still stands today and gathers some water during the rainy periods. Many animals of the park know there is water there so you'll frequently see birds and sometimes longhorn sheep. Maybe even a desert Squatch if you're lucky.

    Here you see the dam itself
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    Here you can see the water line on the rocks.

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    Very nice. Thanks Sasq!
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Real nice thanks. My brother lived at Yosemite for 30 years. I bet he knows about this place. I will send him the link. Thanks.
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    Beautiful!
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    On my bucket list for a climbing trip. Thanks for the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
    Real nice thanks. My brother lived at Yosemite for 30 years. I bet he knows about this place. I will send him the link. Thanks.
    Yosemite and Joshua Tree are on opposite ends of California but I'm sure he does know about it if not visited.
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    I have been so freakin' blessed to have visited California multiple times and I said it before and will say it again, CA is one of the most beautiful states in this great Republic.

    Having said that, CA is one of the most stupidest governed states in this great Republic. So many of CA's elected legislators have gone freakin INSANE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    I have been so freakin' blessed to have visited California multiple times and I said it before and will say it again, CA is one of the most beautiful states in this great Republic.

    Having said that, CA is one of the most stupidest governed states in this great Republic. So many of CA's elected legislators have gone freakin INSANE.
    I dunno, calling them insane gives them an excuse. For what they've done there is no excuse.
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