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10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU GO CAMPING IN JOSHUA TREE

#10 This may seem rather obvious, but there isn’t a convenient/close place to get firewood or any other type of supplies in the park so be sure to stock up on everything you need before you enter. (Water, propane, batteries and wood usually tend to go fast so pack more than you think you’ll need.) #9 Layer, layer layer! The best time to visit Joshua Tree is during the winter months and temperatures then tend to plummet suddenly! Pack for temps in the 30’s and very high winds. At certain points I had on three long-sleeved tops, a jacket, two pairs of socks, two pairs of pants and was wrapped up in blankets while sitting fireside. Seriously, pack for Antarctica. #8 There’s little to no cell phone reception anywhere in the park so you…

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HOW I FOUND THE BEST CAMPSITE IN JOSHUA TREE

I’ll be honest, we were not fully prepared for how busy the park would be. With over 500 campsites to choose from, I didn’t think we’d run into any trouble getting one. I was wrong, every site was taken. Like every single one. So we had to resort to plan B (we didn’t have a plan B) which meant that we had to set up camp in a glorified parking lot outside of Joshua Tree for the first night. (All the airbnb’s were full too, we checked and then checked again.) We made the best of it with a yummy dinner and drinks around the campfire but fulfill our expectations it did not. SO, the next morning we quickly packed up camp and got our butts back to the park early so we could…