ABDSP Interpretive Activities are free and open to the public. All programs meet in front of the ABDSP Visitor Center unless otherwise stated.
9:00 a.m. Hike – Cool Canyon 4 Hours
Join Mary Ekelund and Paul Larson on a cool trip up Cool Canyon. We’ll hike up many dry falls in the higher country where the flora is different from that of the desert floor. Meet at the intersection of County Highway S-2 and the first dirt road to the west, south of the Park boundary sign just beyond Shelter Valley. Four-wheel drive is not required. Bring water and wear sturdy shoes.
11:00 a.m. Walk – Rainbow Any Day 1 Hour
Even when it’s not raining, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert. Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter for a unique view of the desert nearby the Visitor Center, exploring how color occurs and reveals the details of the desert that we often only glimpse. Meet in front of the Visitor Center.
2:00 p.m. Talk – Colorado Desert Archaeological Society 1 Hour
Join the Society for their monthly public lecture, “Protecting Cultural Resources in Joshua Tree National Park” with Dr Jason Theuer, Chief of Cultural Resources at Joshua Tree N.P. He will talk about the unique cultural issues associated with Joshua Tree. Visitor Center Discovery Lab.
4:00 p.m. Walk - Panoramic Overlook 2 Hours
Meet Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter at the Visitor Center to walk across the desert and up the Panoramic Overlook Trail for good views of the Borrego Valley and Font’s Point. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.