(VIDEO) Joshua Tree National Park: 9 Things to Know Before You Go

Everything YOU need to know before you travel to Joshua Tree National Park in California. Joshua Tree is a huge park at 800,000 acres. 2.8 million people visit every year. Its a true desert park with very few amenities inside. Joshua Tree makes a great day trip from Los Angeles and San Diego. And it's just a hop, skip, and a jump from Palm Springs. Joshua Tree is a type of Yucca tree in the Agave Family. Average age is about 150 years old. Legend has it that these trees were named by Mormon Settlers after the biblical figure, Joshua, seeing the limbs of the tree as outstretched in supplication, guiding the travelers westward. Tallest tree in the park is 40 feet tall

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Fun, informative, and entertaining travel guides hosted by Chris Raney. Based in Southern California. Exploring the world! I got started making online travel videos in 2004 to share with friends and family, but shortly thereafter I took to YouTube in 2008. I spend hours every week researching & shooting informative videos to allow curious travelers to make informed decisions about where to go, where to stay, what to eat, and what to do in a destination. My goal is to be as DETAILED and INFORMATIVE as possible while still being FUN!

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