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6th Annual JTree Tweetup - 2014

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Climbing is Dangerous

Climbing is inherently dangerous and the risk of death or serious injury can never be completely eliminated. It is up to each individual to make his or her own choices regarding acceptable risk. Tweetups are collaborative efforts with no individual organizers, and each participant only assumes liability for their own well being, just as you assume liability for yours! Cheers!


Hello Everyone, Peter here. While I am now a lame climber I am looking forward to this tweetup as an excuse to get back into climbing shape and a chance to see friends I have missed. I now live in Orange, CA part of the time, just two hours from Joshua Tree and will be helping organize the meetup this year. I can help secure a camping site or two (three tents and two car limit at each site) and I plan on being out there from Thursday the 12th until Friday or hopefully Saturday. Just have to see what the family schedule it like. Obviously folks are welcome the whole weekend long. 


UPDATE: While the climb is still on, I, Peter, can't make the trip this Spring. I'm bummed. It also means the organization needs to fall into other hands. Any volunteers? 


Please update the list below if you can make it. Please also fill in your preference for a campground.



Participants - Who's Planning on Going?

If you think you might be able to make it, put your name on the list with any relevant notes. (i.e. possibly bringing friends, etc. Hashtag: #


  • @dubid0 
  • @sudarkoff + @adrienneknits + 2 (tentative) 
  •  @rockmaven56 + 1 
  • @benpope and @katatakwong 
  • @AleyaJean





The dates represented are the Saturday of each given weekend. I'm assuming we'll make a long weekend of the trip with whoever can go, so keep that in mind. If a particular weekend works for you, put your name next to that date and update the tally. If a date doesn't work for you, leave it blank. 


** Hey all!! I'm making plans to head out to CA for the weekend listed below! Hopefully we can get a group together. It would be so great to see everyone again!! I'll start working on camp site rentals. - Aleya **


  • 3/13/15
    • @sudarkoff + @adrienneknits + 2
    • @rockmaven56 + 1 
    • @AleyaJean +1 




In-Town Rally Points: 


  •   town
    • place1






Where we can see how to get who where in the most efficient/convenient way. Post if you're willing to carpool & from where, or if you find any great plane ticket deals, etc...


Vehicle Count

Add your name and how many vehicles you will have, also note if you can carpool

  • @dubid0 - driving from SB. would love to bring pooch and man, which would fill up the car, but we shall see...
  • @sudarkoff - driving either from SFBA or from Palm Springs.
  • @rockmaven56 from Sacramento. Wed - Sun. Likely will grab our own campsite for our trailer-yeah I'm spoiled now. We can share tent space but will have 2 vehicles. 
  • @AleyaJean - Driving from COLORADO!! 




Campsite Info





Park Entrance Fee Options:

  • 7-Day Vehicle Permit $15
  • Joshua Tree National Park Annual Pass $30
  • Interagency Annual Pass: $80 this pass replaces the National Park Pass and Golden Eagle Passport. It provides access to Federal recreation sites, including National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and U.S. Forest Service.


Campsite Fees:

Hidden Valley, Belle, Ryan, Jumbo Rocks and White Tank campgrounds are $10 a night. You pay using an envelope system once you've found a site.


Campsite Plan:



Backup Camping Options:

  • There is BLM land near Joshua Tree
  • Hotels/Motels in Joshua Tree (the town)
  • Hotels/Motels in 29 Palms
  • If things are full and you don't want a hotel or to camp on BLM land you can backpack on the boy scout trail, It's close and you only have to be one mile from the road to set up. I have done this when Hidden Valley and everything near that was completely full and it worked out well (quiet and peaceful). There is a backcountry parking lot near the entrance to get on the trail.




Some Local Hotel Info/Links

  • place1



If you've got any must-do routes or problems, here's where you record that!




Emergency Info

Emergency Information 


Useful Links









No really, this is the end. 



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