That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Joshua Tree National Park is a vast protected area in southern California. It’s characterized by rugged rock formations and stark desert landscapes. Named for the region’s twisted, bristled Joshua trees, the park straddles the cactus-dotted Colorado Desert and the Mojave Desert, which is higher and cooler. Keys View looks out over the Coachella Valley. Hiking trails weave through the boulders of Hidden Valley.
Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southern California, just north and to the east of Palm Springs. It is HOT in the summertime. The park is full of Joshua Trees and crazy rock formations (not a lot of shade). If you want to go hiking in the dessert this is the place to go. Don’t forget to take plenty of water, and stay on the hiking trail. There are abandoned mines so be careful of the ones that go straight down in the ground. Steer clear of the mines. They are best seen from a short distance. I had my first encounter with killer bees at the Cholla Cactus Garden site. They were swarming around the bottom of my car but did not bother me. They don’t attack or sting, they are just looking for water.