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These rocks seem to be defying gravity. This is one of hundreds of rock piles, the result of tectonic activity, that can be seen at Joshua Tree National Park. The desert environment of the Park is unique in that it includes both the High Desert (The Colorado Desert) and the Low Desert (The Mojave Desert) in Southern California. The Joshua Trees only grow in the Mojave, as the Colorado is a much higher elevation.
The rock at the top of this mound looks from all angles like it is in defiance of gravity. At the base of this pile is a picnic area! If that rock ever comes down, it will leave the picnic tables below flat! YIKES!