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A Mile of Elevation Gain and Loss in One Day

Anza Borrego Springs State Park is a gem of unbelievable quality. At over 600,000 acres it is the largest state park in the entire country. It is about 3/4 the size of Joshua Tree National Park. To visit this lovely … Continue reading

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The Desert In Bloom

The park contains two types of desert, mojave and colorado. Yesterday’s pics were from the mojave desert section. Today’s pics are from the colorado desert. First an oasis complete with palm trees. Then a south-facing bajada (slope below the mountains). … Continue reading

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Flora and Fauna at Joshua Tree National Park

Here are a few of the wonderful and unique plants in Joshua Tree National Park. And here are some of the animals commonly seen in the park. I also saw desert cottontail rabbits, but they were too fast for me. … Continue reading

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