The Perils of the Cholla Cactus Garden

The afternoon that we arrived at Joshua Tree National Park, we drove in at the south entrance through the Pinto Basin between the Hexie (south) and Pinto (north) Mountains, nearly 20 miles to our campsite. There in the Pinto Basin, the Cholla Cactus Garden resides. The cholla cactus (also known as the “jumping cholla”) is […]