Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Joshua Tree. I’m so excited to be hosting this trip in particular! I’ve scoped out all the good spots and can’t wait to have a weekend filled with adventure and bonding time spent with strong women.


From the Women Who Explore website –

Experience the magic of Joshua Tree National Park with 10 like minded women. This 4 day getaway offers the opportunity to hone your photography skills with a professional photographer and have the chance to shoot the epic Milky Way. Not a photographer, that’s okay, there are plenty of other fun things to do this weekend including hiking in Joshua Tree National Park, hiking in the San Jacinto mountains, campfire chats around the huge fire pit and the opportunity to create lifelong memories.

This weekend is a Women’s only weekend. 21+ and limited to just 12 women. Please read the additional information for what is included and excluded.



Arrive in Joshua Tree and make way to the house. If flying, we recommend flying into Palm Springs International Airport which is about a 1 hours drive to Joshua Tree. You can fly into LAX as well and that will be 2+ hours depending on time of day and traffic.

Check in at the house is between 6pm-7pm. Once you arrive, you can get settled into your room and meet your roommates. You can choose to hang at the house and make yourself some dinner or go into Joshua Tree for some grub and drinks. Dinner is up to you to organize.


Breakfast will be continental style. Cereal, bagels, oatmeal etc. will be available.

We will depart the house between 8-9am to Joshua Tree National Park. Today will be spent hiking at the park and exploring trails. We will take a packed lunch and eat in the park. We will explore the most scenic areas of the park to take the best photos.

Arrive back at he house mid to late afternoon. Relax and get to know each other. Dinner will homemade pizzas with the Uuni pizza oven. Late night conversations will be had around the outdoor fire pit.


Breakfast will be a repeat of yesterday.

We will leave mid-morning to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway . This is the world’s largest rotating tram the starts at the desert floor and climbs over 8,000 feet into the San Jacinto mountains. There are numerous hiking trails and beautiful view of the entire Coachella Valley.

Packed lunches will be eaten on the trails. Arrive back in Joshua Tree mid afternoon. There is no rush to get back though so you can choose to relax at the house or spend time in Palm Springs.

That evening Joshua Tree is hosting their monthly Second Saturday Art Walk with local art galleries open to tour.

Dinner is a BBQ at the house. Early night to prepare for tomorrow morning.


Wake very early before the sun rises and head to Joshua Tree National Park.

Have your cameras ready and learn how to take those iconic night sky photos featuring the Milky Way. No experience with astrophotography? No problem! A professional photographer will be there to help! Not interested in photography? We still recommend you come! We’re pretty sure you haven’t experienced a night sky like this.

Breakfast is grab and go. Check out is by 11am. Options are open that day. You can choose to hang around Joshua Tree and we can show you some interesting sites or you may need to just catch your flight. Lunch will not be provided this day.

Hosted by Melissa Wright (Ambassador)