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Lost Palms Oasis, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
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The Lost Palms Oasis showcases one of six California Palm groves within Joshua Tree National Park.  A moderate four mile hike (8 miles round trip) starts at the Cottonwood Springs area near the Cottonwood Visitor's center.  The trail takes you over various eroded granite ridges, along a number of washes, and through typical Sonoran desert scenery until you descend into the ravine that contains the oasis.  There, the water supports a cooler microclimate than the surrounding desert where the hiker can rest in the shade and listen to the wind in the palms.

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Uploaded: 18/03/2011
Updated: 10/06/2014
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Tags: desert; oasis; palms; nature; outdoors; national park
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