Reagan Lee | Banner | Joshua Tree, located near Palm Desert, Calif., is a hot spot for landscape photographers, but was closed for 34 days during the United States government shutdown.

Joshua Tree National Park reopens

Joshua Tree National Park officially reopened its doors Jan. 28 after the end of the five-week partial U.S. government shutdown. Although parts of the park were open during the shut-down, all workers except select rangers were sent home on furlough. Entrance into the park was free and Joshua Tree experienced a significant amount of visitation. […]