“Climbing Adventure in Joshua Tree National Park” by Sandra Corso

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

By BILL PRIEDHORSKY
Los Alamos Mountaineers

The Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting on April 26 will feature a talk by Sandra Corso, wilderness instructor and outdoor adventure guide, BIKEternity.com and rioclimbingadventures.com.

The community is invited to join the climbers for a fun and entertaining program on a unique climbing area.

Joshua Tree was founded as a national monument in 1936 and promoted to national park in 1994. It encompasses over 790,000 acres, larger than the state of Rhode Island, of which nearly 430,000 acres are wilderness.

Joshua Tree is a world famous rock climbing destination that offers thousands of routes and bouldering problems. The park was originally developed by Yosemite climbers looking for warm temperatures and a variety of crack and face climbs on rough granite.

Come join the climbers for this slide show and be excited to spend a few days next fall exploring this incredible popular destination.

Mountaineers’ meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. When held in person, they are held at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) Planetarium, 2600 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.

Recent meetings have been held electronically beginning at 7 p.m.; climbers hope to return to in-person meetings as early as May. Registration details for this virtual conference can be found at https://peecnature.org/events/details/?id=38971.

Virginia F. Goins