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Mojave Desert, California

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The Mojave Desert is an arid rain-shadow desert and the driest desert in North America. It is located in the southwestern United States, primarily within southeastern California and southern Nevada, and it occupies a total of 47877mi2. Very small areas also extend into Utah and Arizona. Its boundaries are generally noted by the presence of Joshua trees, which are native only to the Mojave Desert and are considered an indicator species, and it is believed to support an additional 1,750 to 2,000 species of plants. The central part of the desert is sparsely populated, while its peripheries support large communities such as Las Vegas, Lancaster, Palmdale, Victorville, and St. George.The Mojave Desert is bordered by the Great Basin Desert to its north and the Sonoran Desert to its south and east. Topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi Mountains to the west, and the San Gabriel Mountains and San Bernardino Mountains to the south. The mountain boundaries are distinct because they are outlined by the two largest faults in California – the San Andreas and Garlock faults. The Mojave Desert displays typical basin and range topography. Higher elevations above 2000ft)(and particularly the Antelope Valley in its southwest) has long been a center of alfalfa production; fed by irrigation coming from groundwater and (in the 20th century) from the California Aqueduct.
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  • Penne with chicken schnitzel with included (half portion) salad One was busy with the taplicentie for alcohol, this would make it more complete so this would be ready in 2018 febr. Too bad it is not typical American fast with the Bill comes. Pleasant Okay
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  • Since I went from Los Angeles to Las vegas on the mojave desert is impossible not to see it stay running and to admire it, is perhaps the real America, because everything has remained as first settlers, then spend 5 hours to drive in the middle was really exciting!
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  • I thought the photos to make a real jump in the desert but the Kelso dunes fairly modest in the landscape is practically identical to that of the 40 laps Road. Do not recommend to make a detour
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  • One of the world's natural wonders and a thrill regardless of weather. Recommend a car air conditioning. A vast abstract of shadow and rock formations. Joshua trees, scrub green bush, and sunsets to die for. An ancient phenomenon. Bring the camera.
  • Sucks ... Just leaving park ... Boring and near total waste of time. Made worse as a cop gave ticket with not a single speed limit sign. So a little biased but it was boring. No signs to either the peak hike or mine trail so we came back after 2.5 miles. First 10 seconds are not better than trees you see from freeway. At least no charge other than a ticket trap. 0 stars
  • I got kidnapped by Ceasar's legion. 0/10 don't come here.
  • its great, would give 5 if there were no fiends
  • The dethclaws are the deadliest The bandits are the badliest The gekos are the weakiest The water is the radioactivest The centaurs are the spookiest The RNC the safest The Caesar the agressivest Way back, way back, way back home

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