The Mirror | Van Nuys High School | June 2021 | Volume 107 |Issue 4

TheVNHSMirror

The student-produced newspaper at Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, California. Awarded the prestigious NSPA Pacemaker Award, the CSPA Silver Crown and 2021 1st place SCJEA Newspaper.

theMIRROR | P E R S P E C T I V E |

| JUNE 2021 |11

5:48 A.M. The sun has started to peak over the mountains setting the sky and

the spines of the cholla cactuses ablaze with an incredible shade of orange.

GETTING

THERE

JOSHUA TREE

NATIONAL PARK

Approximately 150-mile

drive from Van Nuys:

• Take CA-170 southbound

from Victory Blvd.

• Merge onto east CA-134

• Continue on east I-210

to east I-10

• Continue on east I-10 to

Exit 117 Whitewater/CA-62

• Continue on east CA-62

to Yucca Trail.

• Keep right on Yucca Trail

to Park Blvd.

WRITTEN IN STONE

Wind shaped the

sandstone landscape

(above) over thousands

of years creating inviting

rock climbing spots.

NATURE’S PALLETTE Even after the

golden hour was over, the cactuses

were still a beautiful shade of orange.

The sky was seemingly painted by an

artist using pastels.

ON ALERT A loggerhead

shrike (left) looking

out for predators while

perched on a brilliant

green joshua tree, the

park’s namesake.

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