‘Rock Climbing Journey In Joshua Tree Nationwide Park’ By Sandra Corso

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A Joshua Tree rock formation at sunset. Courtesy/Sandra Corso

BY BILL PRIEDHORSKY
Climbers from Los Alamos

At the Los Alamos Mountaineers convention on April 26, Sandra Corso, wilderness teacher and outdoor adventure guide, will speak. BIKEternity.com and rioclimbingadventures.com.

The community is invited to join the Mountaineers for a fun and entertaining program about a unique crag.

Joshua Tree was established as a national monument in 1936 and made a national park in 1994. It covers more than 790,000 hectares, larger than the state of Rhode Island, of which almost 430,000 hectares are wilderness.

Joshua Tree is a world famous rock climbing destination that offers thousands of routes and boulders. The park was originally developed by Yosemite climbers seeking warm temperatures and a variety of crack and wall climbs on rugged granite.

Come along to this slide presentation with the Mountaineers and look forward to spending a few days exploring this incredibly popular destination next fall.

Mountaineering meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month. When held in person, they will be held at the Planetarium at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 2600 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

The most recent meetings were held electronically from 7pm; The climbers hope to return for face-to-face meetings as early as May. Registration details for this virtual lecture can be found at https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=38971.