JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER DARK

The Joshua Tree National Park can be a great place for night time adventures. Here’s Park Ranger Sarah Jane Pepper with more… At Joshua Tree National Park summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing an unpleasant and

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WATER IN THE DESERT

The monsoon months’ effect Joshua Tree National Park and its visitors. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has more…

The word “monsoon” refers to a weather system that often brings storms with moisture to the dry, hot, summer desert. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park may experience thunderstorms that are typically harsh

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK ASSOCIATION EMPLOYEE HONORED IN WASHINGTON, DC

An employee of the Joshua Tree National Park Association was honored by the Department of the Interior earlier this month. Dave Larson, an information specialist who lives in Joshua Tree, received one of only eight Individual Customer Service Awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Secretary of the Interior Sally

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FRENCH GRAFFITI ARTIST APOLOGIZES FOR VANDALIZING JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

A well-known French graffiti artist, Andre Saraiva, who became the target of social-media harassment for tagging a boulder in Joshua Tree national park has apologized, saying the crime for which he was vilified stemmed from a naive impulse. There wasn’t a ranger in sight that day in February of 2015,

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BEES ARE OUT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

At Joshua Tree National Park bees can be a bother. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some advice… As the desert temperatures heat up and natural water sources dry up, many animals will become thirstier. Some creatures, such as the tortoise, will retreat to their underground home for a long siesta.

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SEARCH FOR MISSING AZUSA MAN IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CALLED OFF

Joshua Tree National Park re-opened Keys’ View Road Tuesday after an unsuccessful search operation over the weekend for a missing Azusa man. Michael Rodriguez, 58, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video entering

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ENJOY JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK AFTER THE SUN GOES DOWN

Night time is the best time at Joshua Tree National Park. Park Ranger Pam Tripp has some options for nighttime hikers… Here in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park, summertime temperatures often climb above 100 degrees in the middle of the day. The heat can make hiking and climbing

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KEYS VIEW ROAD CLOSED FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE

Joshua Tree National Park has closed Keys’ View Road today until further notice due to a search and rescue operation inside the park. Michael Rodriguez, 57, left his home in Azusa June 20 and hasn’t been seen since then. The missing man’s blue Hyundai Elantra was seen on surveillance video

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SOLAR PROJECT NEAR JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IS BACK

It’s back. The Palen solar project, which was to be built on public land between Interstate 10 and Joshua Tree National Park about 10 miles east of Desert Center, is rearing its ugly head again. The Bureau of Land Management will hold a meeting at 3:30 p.m. at City Hall

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TO CELEBRATE TWENTYNINE PALMS’ WOMAN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY TODAY

Joshua Tree National Park will help a long-time Twentynine Palms woman celebrate her 100th birthday today. Susan Luckie Reilly was born in 1916, the same year the National Park Service was founded. Reilly is the daughter of Dr. James Luckie, one of the original pioneers of Twentynine Palms, who encouraged

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CLOSES 49 PALMS CANYON OASIS

Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded there is an excessive heat warning in effect for the next several days. Rangers recommend bringing plenty of water and sunscreen as well as wearing appropriate clothing and headgear. If you do choose to hike, start early in the morning and finish

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SIGN UP TODAY FOR FREE TOURS OF KEY’S RANCH IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Venture into the heart of Joshua Tree National Park this weekend and visit the historic Keys Ranch homestead. Managing editor Tami Roleff says you’ll be able to meet archeologists and rangers, and explore old automobiles, windmill, stamp mill and other examples of a bygone era… Joshua Tree National Park will

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SERIAL NATIONAL PARK VANDAL CONVICTED AND SENTENCED

A San Diego woman whose graffiti on rock formations in seven national parks went viral in 2014 pleaded guilty Monday to defacing government property. Casey Nocket, who went by the moniker Creepytings on Instagram, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Fresno to using acrylic paint to pain on rocks

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LEAVE NO TRACE IN NATIONAL PARKS

When visiting Joshua Tree National Park leave no trace. Park Ranger Pam Tripp tells you how… Leave no trace can mean many things like pack out all trash and plan well what to bring. Watch where you step this tough desert is fragile plants, burrows, and cryptobiotic crust encourage us

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HIGH TEMPERATURES CLOSING SOME JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK CAMPGROUNDS

With the summer’s heat, Joshua Tree National Park begins seasonal closures of some camping areas. Reporter Mike Lipsitz tells you where not to pitch your tent… Joshua Tree National Park each year experiences a decline in visitors that coincides with rising summer temperatures. In response, the National Park Service closes

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HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Hiking in the heat at Joshua Tree National Park takes some preparation. Here’s Park Ranger Pam Tripp with some summer safety tips… As Spring weather turns into Summer weather, it seems like we go from one extreme to the other without any breathing room. Plans made to go hiking in

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RULES FOR PETS IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

The desert environment can be deadly, especially from May through September, when temperatures in the park often soar above 100 degrees. Visitors are cautioned to avoid physical activity in the heat of the day. Staying well hydrated helps the body cool itself through sweating, and salty snacks replenish lost electrolytes.

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HIKING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN THE HEAT

Hiking in the heat at Joshua Tree National Park takes some preparation. Here’s Park Ranger Cathy Bell with some safety tips… It’s no secret that it gets HOT in the desert in the summertime. But that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors all day and all night. With

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PET DOG DIES ON A JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK TRAIL

A pet dog died on the Lost Palms Oasis trail in Joshua Tree National Park Saturday afternoon. Two men from Long Beach took the dog with them on a seven-mile desert hike. Passing hikers came to the Cottonwood Visitor Center about 12:45 p.m. and reported that the dog, a 4-

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CAMPGROUND CLOSURES IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

With the hot summer weather right around the corner, Joshua Tree National Park will soon be implementing its seasonal closures at the end of May. Park Ranger Pam Tripp joins us… As the hot summer months approach, the demand for campsites at Joshua Tree National Park decreases, allowing certain campgrounds

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