That's right folks. We are planning another photo excursion in the Southwest. We have decided on Joshua Tree March 18-21. Come meet your friendly TPF moderators and members and shoot some beautiful scenery. There may even bee some beer there :cheers: Joshua Tree is a unique ecosystem where two deserts meet at about 3000 ft above sea level. On the East side of the park below 3k feet is the Colorado Desert with Creosote bush, Ocotillo and Cholla. The west side of the park is the Mojave desert which is above 3k feet. Cooler temperatures and greater precipitation nurture the Joshua Tree which is actually a member of the Lily family. Beginning in February and continuing through June, the desert blooms. We have decided on March to have the best chance of finding the most color. I believe some are going to camp, some may want to stay in hotel rooms. So let's discuss and see who is interested.