Joshua Trees at Lee Flat
Death Valley, CA
The National Parks Service describes Death Valley as the “hottest, driest, and lowest national park” with steady drought and record summer heat - and to many, much of the park is destitute and void of natural beauty. However, beauty can be found almost anywhere - if you know where to look.
However, in the middle of absolute nowhere, in the most barren part of Death Valley you will find the wonder that is the Joshua Tree grove at Lee Flat. This vast forest of twisted, spiky trees looks like a scene straight out of a Dr. Seuss book. Miles and miles of pristine Joshua trees and surrounding mountain ranges provide unlimited photographic opportunities.
If you like star gazing and astrophotography, Lee Flat is a perfect place as the Joshua Trees make for a great foreground and the dark skies illuminate the stars like few other places. And if you like to get off the beaten track and enjoy seeing unmarred natural landscapes, Lee Flat is a place you won't regret.