Pinto Basin Road Under Construction; Expect travel delays up to 30-minutes
The ongoing construction project to improve Pinto Basin Road will impact travel between the northern portion of the park and the Cottonwood/I-10 area. Please plan accordingly. The project is expected to be completed in August 2014. More »
Deteriorating conditions of Black Rock Canyon Road
The road leading to Black Rock campground has deep potholes, is deeply rutted, and can be difficult to negotiate, especially in large vehicles. Please drive with caution.
Access to some Cottonwood trails remains closed
Trail access remains closed to Cottonwood Spring Oasis, Lost Palms Oasis, and Mastodon Peak. More »
Adam Tinkle To Perform At Indian Cove
On Sunday, April 22, Joshua Tree National Park Artist-In-Residence Adam Tinkle will lead an ensemble of 20 musicians consisting of brass, woodwinds, strings, percussion, and voices in a performance of musical compositions he created during his residency. The concert, which is free to the public, will take place at the Indian Cove Campground amphitheater.
The performance will begin at 4 pm and move slowly around the amphitheater. "The audience may come and go throughout this long-form performance as they wish," said Tinkle, who is working on his PhD at the University of California, San Diego. "The acoustic group will fill the dramatic natural amphitheater with explorations of the site's acoustic phenomena, and meditations on its vast spaces and its engulfing silences," he explained.
Last year Adam composed and arranged music for a live performance by dancer and choreographer Shayna Keller. Keller, a 2011 Artist-In-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park, performed on March 19 and 20, 2011, at Indian Cove to an audience of about 100.
A free shuttle service will be provided from the Indian Cove Market to the campground amphitheater on April 22 at 3:30 pm. The shuttle will return performance attendees to the Market between 6 and 6:30 pm.
Those wishing additional information about the Adam Tinkle performance may contact Artist-In-Residence Coordinator Caryn Davidson at 760-367-3012.
Did You Know?
With nearly 750 species of vascular plants, Joshua Tree is renowned for its plant diversity. No wonder that when the area was first proposed for preservation in the early 1930s, the name suggested was Desert Plants National Park. More...