• Joshua Tree National Park Visitor Center (map)
  • 6554 Park Boulevard
  • Joshua Tree, CA, 92252
  • United States

 

what:  backpacking into Joshua Tree national park and camping out under the stars for the Leonid's meteor shower

when: sat nov 14th at 1:30 p.m. 

where: Joshua Tree /pine city trail

elevation: 100 ft gain/ loss

distance: 3.5 miles round trip

difficulty: easy 

what to bring: hiking backpack 45L or more, tent, sleeping bag, yoga mat and or sleeping pad, warm cloths for night time, good shoes/hiking boots, water, dinner/snacks (keep it simple, sandwich, salad, leftover pizza, whatever. it's a short hike), head lamp or flashlight, 

whats the plan: we will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the visitor centerplease give yourself enough time to arrive on time. we will leave the visitor center at 1:45 head into the park, pay park fee's and drive to the trail head. the trail is well marked and pretty much flat so even at a snails pace we should be at our camp site in about an hour to hour and a half. everyone can find there camp spot get set up your tent, do some yoga, have dinner, explore, nap etc. the meteor shower will be most visible after 11:00 p.m. until around 3 a.m. with with an average of 60 meteors per hour.  Please note that this is backcountry backpacking, so we will not be staying at a formal campsite - this means there will be no facilities/amenities and everything must be packed in/out.  

how to get there: take the 10 fwy east towards palm springs, then take hwy 62 towards 29 palms and yucca valley take this about 26 miles to park blvd go another 30 yards or so and turn right into the visitor center parking lot, look for the meetup sign in the back window or our silver toyota 4 runner

 

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