If you've ever wondered how far it is from the west entrance of Joshua Tree National Park to the south entrance, it's approximately 52 miles via Park Blvd. and Pinto Basin Road. I know this because I recently entered the confusing (at least to me, at present) world of video cameras and decided to make a video of that drive.
The drive from the west entrance to Cottonwood Springs took me about three hours, what with the stops I made along the way to film a few major landmarks and to change the placement of my camera. It was quite a learning experience, both during the filming and then later during the editing. I figured out a few things after I got home and viewed the clips that will hopefully make future projects a bit more watchable.
Please take five minutes to watch (choose a HD resolution) my first effort and feel free to leave comments, suggestions and advice. Filmed with a GoPro Hero 4 Silver.