White Tank Campground

Mecca, California

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Why is the arborescent tree yucca (Yucca brevifolia) called the Joshua tree? I have it on good authority that a group of Mormons was laboring across the trackless wastes, under a blazing sun, when they entered a Yucca brevifolia forest. Out of nowhere a cloud blocked the sun. In their ecstasy, the pioneers proclaimed the strange plants Joshua trees, referencing the Old Testament prophet who called on God block the sun. Indeed, the tufted branches resemble an old, robed prophet imploring the heavens with raised hands.

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"Why is the arborescent tree yucca (Yucca brevifolia) called the Joshua tree? I have it on good authority that a group of Mormons was laboring across the trackless wastes, under a blazing sun, when they entered a Yucca brevifolia forest. Out of nowhere a cloud blocked the sun. In their ecstasy, the pioneers proclaimed the strange plants Joshua trees, referencing the Old Testament prophet who called on God block the sun. Indeed, the tufted branches resemble an old, robed prophet imploring the heavens with raised hands."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Mecca
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to White Tank Campground

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8/27/2007
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Beutiful quite campground, just by the river (kaweah middle fork). 5 minutes walk from the campground to both directions and you reach natural water park. Amazing waterfall slides, pools, sunbathing spots etc. The campground host is exteremly friendly and really take care of the camp. Relatively short distance to Sequoia's main attraction and to three rivers if you need gas and grocery stores


8/30/2004
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