Jumbo Rocks Spire


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Trek Date: 2016 Feb 29. Trekkers E! and Murbachi. Conditions 72F with light cirrus clouds.

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Approach from Campsite 18

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JUMBO ROCKS CAMPGROUND, JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, is where you will find this handsome granite spear poking out of the rocks. Look for Campsite 18 (see layout below). Toward the hill beyond, the Spire is visible. A brief, easy stroll up the gullies or along top of the rocks takes you there in a minute.

Mere feet away, an obviously mature juniper bush provides company. This little rocky spire has been the subject of hundreds of professional photographers. Morning, mid-day, in the blush of afternoon’s glow, and illuminated at night, it, like the famous granite wall also found at Jumbo Rocks Campground, is known to people far and wide.

Friend Elliot Koeppel (Cali49.com) and I visited the Campground the last day of February. The campsites were only half-populated—no doubt, it being a Monday, few local residents had hired a spot for the night.


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From this side it looks more like a mitten than a conical spire (the rock, I mean, not E!)

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Spire Rock's most photogenic angle

Spire Rock’s most glamorous angle

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2D is okay ♥ 3D mo’ bettah!

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I thank you wholeheartedly for visiting Joshua Tree 3D and viewing the spindly Spire Rock at Jumbo Rocks Campground. Look for it when you are there!

John Murbach

Temple City, California

Posted 2016 Mar 10

Updated 2017 Nov 4