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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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK EXPECTS TO DOUBLE NUMBER OF VISITORS

If you visited Joshua Tree National Park this spring, you may have noticed long lines of cars at park entrances and lots of cars and people inside the park. Managing editor Tami Roleff says, in the second part of a three-part report, the park service expects our local national park

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YUCCA VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL HEARS FROM JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK IN BUSY SESSION

The Yucca Valley Town Council meets tonight. Managing editor Tami Roleff says a very busy session will hear presentation from Joshua Tree National Park, approval of some projects, and a look at a two-year budget… The Yucca Valley Town Council will hear a presentation from Joshua Tree National Park Superintendent

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MBTA AND JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK WORKING ON VISITOR TRANSPORTATION PLAN

How can the park service balance the delicate desert ecosystem of Joshua Tree National Park with the more than two million visitors expected to roll through in 2016? Assignment reporter Mike Lipsitz tells us there’s a plan in the works that could offer relief to tourists and terrain…. Morongo Basin

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MAINTAINING THE TRAILS AT JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

Joshua Tree National Park trails are heavily used. Ranger Pam Tripp tells us how they’re kept in shape… At Joshua Tree NP, visitors come from all over to hike desert trails. Within the park there are approximately 270 miles of back-country and wilderness trails, as well as almost nine miles

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60 BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB KIDS CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

This weekend, 60 young people from the Boys and Girls Club, along with their parents, will be camping at Indian Cove campground as part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration. Saturday’s overnight event is to encourage youth and their families to experience the great outdoors. In addition, an exhibit

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK REMINDS VISITORS TO “LEAVE NO TRACE”

Joshua Tree National Park is reminding their visitors to “Leave No Trace.” Park Ranger Pam Tripp explains……. 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

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK PRESERVATION SUBJECT OF LECTURE TOMORROW

A unique look at how resources and history is preserved in Joshua Tree National Park is being offered in a lecture tomorrow in Yucca Valley. Reporter David Knutson has details… Join the Morongo Basin Historical Society for the presentation of “Historic Preservation at Joshua Tree National Park” by the Chief

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TAKE A HIKE WITH JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK’S SUPERINTENDENT TOMORROW

The hike up Quail Mountain with Joshua Tree National Park superintendent David Smith, originally set for Saturday, April 30, has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 7. Managing editor Tami Roleff says the hike is part of the National Park Service’s centennial celebration… The National Park Service turns 100 years old

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK UNVEILS NEW MURAL

Joshua Tree National Park has unveiled a new mural at its Joshua Tree Visitor Center. The mural, painted by Maryland artist Robert Hynes, illustrates the creatures that lived in and around the national park thousands of years ago. Some of the animals depicted include the mammoths, camels, ground sloths, and

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WARMER WEATHER BRINGING SEASONAL CLOSURES TO 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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SAVING PAPER KEEPS THE NATIONAL PARK GREEN

Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Pam Tripp has a great tip for visitors to help keep the park green… Nowadays, we use electronic devices for everything; Shopping, social media, games, and communications. But these devices can also help protect the environment. Here at Joshua Tree NP, there are many areas

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RECORD ATTENDANCE IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

More than 327,000 people visited Joshua Tree National Park in March, setting an all-time attendance record. In March 2015, 256,000 people visited the park. Park officials said visitor centers, campgrounds, and hiking trails were extremely busy as park visitors enjoyed the weather and a much better wildflower bloom than in

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JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS CITE 4 FOR VANDALISM, DRUGS

Joshua Tree National Park rangers, operating on a tip from park visitors, apprehended and cited four men for vandalism and possession of a controlled substance. About 2:30 p.m. April 15, climbers in the Oyster Bar area of the park called park officials to report they smelled and saw fresh paint

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NATIONAL PARK RESCUES: WHO RESPONDS AND WHO PAYS? A SPECIAL REPORT

Recent rescues of climbers and visitors to Joshua Tree National Park raised questions about who responds to the rescues, and who pays the bill? Managing editor Tami Roleff talked with County Battalion Chief Rick Denison recently and got some answers… Good news if you’re a San Bernardino County resident and

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