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Disappointment and surprise in Joshua Tree

Gorgeous vistas from above Indian Cove

Our week in the Joshua Tree area showcased both the disappointment and the luck you encounter when trying to find a good place to camp.

We wanted to go into Joshua Tree National Park after our time in Palm Springs. Some of Joshua Tree’s campgrounds are reservations-only, and when I checked those places in January, few of them had availability for more than a night or two. That worried me, but since we didn’t know when exactly we were going to Joshua Tree, there wasn’t much we could do to set up a campsite in advance. There are quite a few first-come, first-serve campgrounds in the park, so we were optimistic about our chances of finding a place.

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