LRJoshuaTree2013May-315Joshua Tree National Park is such a popular weekend getaway from Southern California, and for good reason: the more ambitious can try rock climbing, while the rest of us can hike (Hidden Valley trail is a good easy one, Ryan Mountain is longer and more challenging). Of course it’s possible to just drive through the park, enjoying the rocky desert landscape and occasionally stopping to take photos.

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