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Joshua Tree national park: music, myths and art in the desert

The Coachella festival, starting this week, showcases music in a dramatic landscape but in and around Joshua Tree the arts and culture shine all year round Out in the desert, anything seemed possible. The stark, dry landscape felt like an illusion, a deception that belied the artistic endeavour and creativity around Joshua Tree and the other high desert communities of Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms and Pioneertown. I got the sense that maybe no idea could be too crazy, no scheme too out there. My surroundings made it easy to feel…

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Big Sur, Californias most scenic coast, reopens to hikers only

The picturesque highway from San Francisco to LA was battered by overflows last wintertime, but situations of emergency walking road for inhabitants is now a tempting trail for hikers too The coastal drive along closed since February, after winter rainwaters Big Sur map With the only street in or out cut off, afford a helicopter. But Big Sur has finally received a way to reopen to everyone if you dont mind a bit of adventure. To help those marooned, mountain lion wandering the road. Pfeiffer Canyon in high summer Helping…

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