Joshua Tree National Park is one of the more popular parks in the national parks system. But I confess to a degree of disappointment. Joshua Trees are certainly interesting. The boulders are also interesting. So are two very nice viewpoints, Keys View and Ryan Mountain. But the rest of the park falls into my good-but-not-great category. Here are just a few pictures.
You can find maps of the backpacking segment here and here.
Totals for Joshua Tree: 2 days, 24 miles
Next destination: Superstition Wilderness