• Joshua Tree,  Southern California,  Trip Report

    Mom Report – Joshua Tree National Park April 2018

      Mom Report – Joshua Tree National Park April 2018 We already have a write up that goes into the more technical details about visiting Joshua Tree National Park but I wanted to provide a “mom’s perspective” of the same trip for how to do Joshua Tree with your toddler. I have much different concerns than Michael does when we are planning a trip since I am trying to account for all of Ava’s needs, so this post is targeted at addressing all of the little extras that need to be considered when traveling with kids.   Joshua Tree Guide for Kids   The Drive It was only about a 2…

  • Tacoma panoramic view at Geology Tour Stop 14 overlooking Pleasant Valley and Malapai Hill
    Joshua Tree,  Southern California,  Trip Report

    Trip Report and Guide – Geology Tour Road and Berdoo Canyon

    Trip Report and Guide – Geology Tour Road and Berdoo Canyon April 2018   30 second review: Geology Tour Road is an easy offroad trail that guides you through a cross section of Joshua Tree’s many types of geological formations. It’s a nice trail if you want a change from the hiking around Joshua Tree. However, since there isn’t much for kids to do on the ride, I think the best way to experience this trail is to enter through Berdoo Canyon and use the trail as a fun way to enter the park.   Fees: If you start at Geology Tour Road you will have gone through Joshua Tree National…

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    Joshua Tree,  Southern California,  Trip Report

    Trip Report and Guide – Joshua Tree National Park April 2018

    Trip Report and Guide – Joshua Tree National Park April 2018 30 second review: Joshua Tree has plenty to do for families. While this isn’t necessarily overland camping there are plenty of off road trails in the area (including Geology Tour Road and Berdoo Canyon) that you can tack on to your trip. Some of the highlights were hiking trails Hidden Valley and Barker Dam, but one of the best activities was just exploring our campground at Jumbo Rocks.  Fees: Park entrance fee is $25; or you can get an Annual Pass for $80. Campgrounds within the park vary by location but are $15-$20 per night. Alternatively, you can camp on…