Hidden Joshua Tree II is now Available


I’m pleased to announce the release of Hidden Joshua Tree II: The Real Guide to Joshua Tree National Park. It comes a month later than originally planned, but late is better than never!

Hidden Joshua Tree II takes  a look at the remote backcountry of Joshua Tree National Park. This volume is highly focused on the seldom visited Pinto Basin, Coxcomb Mountains, Pinto Mountains, Little San Bernardino Mountains, and some of the more remote locations in the north and east sections of the park.

I again focused my work on finding, researching, and recording archaeological and cultural sites. From Native American “Rock Art,” mines, fossils, and habitation sites – they are all found within these pages.

GPS coordinates, site history, and topographic maps are included!




….or pick up the two book collection….


About the author

Jim Mattern

Jim is a scapegoat for the NPS, an author, adventurer, photographer, radio personality, guide, and location scout. His interests lie in Native American and cultural sites, ghost towns, mines, and natural wonders in the American Deserts.