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Roadtrippin’: Joshua Tree

Whilst there is an abundance of things to do and see whilst living in Los Angeles, it’s not a true American experience without a roadtrip or two. For my first I chose to head out to Joshua Tree, about 2 hours drive East of LA.

It’s such an unusual, yet beautiful place with the surreal Yucca Trees and crazy rock formations for as far as the eye can see. Upon arrival I checked in at the Visitor Centre for information about the best hikes and things to see.

January was a good time to visit in regards to temperature, it was sunny but not unbearably hot whilst hiking, however it did get very cold towards the end of the day. I completed the Hidden Valley, Lost Horse Mine, Barker Dam and Ryan Mountain hikes and will happily recommend all of them, although the hardest part was finding parking at each trailhead.

I think if I was to visit again I would definitely want to camp or find a hotel/Airbnb, but this time around I opted for a one day trip and so had to make the drive back 2 hours west, stopping by ‘Pie for the People!’ for some of their amazing pizza on the way.

 

Mitchell Hattersley

Trainee at Standard ArchitectureLos Angeles

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