We shot our Fall Preview catalogue in Joshua Tree. Here's our five favorite spots from the trip.
1. The Station
First stop was the Station at Joshua Tree. It used to be a dusty old gas station, but today it serves up a different type of road trip fuel - coffee and snacks.
It’s also home to eclectic goodies, souvenirs, and a 20-foot-tall cowboy statue named “Big Josh.”
2. The Joshua Tree House
Our home base for the weekend was the Joshua Tree House. A couple redesigned the house together and now list it on airbnb.
It also has a pretty sick record collection. For those less old-fashioned listeners that don’t travel with a record player for some reason, you can always check out their Spotify.
3. Hidden Valley
The house was a quick trip from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park, where we shot in Hidden Valley.
It’s a one-mile loop trail that winds around massive boulders, and looks even better in Golden Hour lighting.
4. Salvation Mountain
We also stopped by Salvation Mountain, a massive art exhibit created by local resident Leonard Knight (1931–2014). It looks like a Dr. Seuss book come to life.
This 50-foot high, 150-foot long monument is made from adobe clay and donated paint and is honestly pretty slippery if you’re not careful.
Pro tip: wear a blue-and-white raglan here to win at hide-and-seek.
5. Moorten Botanical Garden
Next, we stopped by the Moorten Botanical Garden. Home of the world’s first Cactarium. Take that your next Trivia night.
You can ever buy some of the cacti to carry home with you. Let’s take a moment to be thankful for bicycle baskets.