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  • ... result in a different appearance. But just how different are they? [scald=48330:kl_image_original_context ... One very large splotch covers the west end of the desert , where the rising of the Sierra Nevada and the Transverse Ranges ... distinct species . It's not a hard and fast rule, and there are plenty of exceptions, especially in the plant world. But it ...
  • ... apply to Joshua trees , of course. Read the news long enough and you are likely to see false equivalences stated as ... piñon firewood smoke Ad Libitum, and then I would get back to work. The regimen alleviated the acute symptoms. The chronic ...
  • ... about my father. A cold drop of water hits the back of my neck, runs down inside my jacket. I turn. I scan the sky. It ... followed me around the fire was deeper, its secrets better hidden . Even then the Upstate New York landscape seemed claustrophobic to me, ...
  • ... Tree intimately. His Joshua family tree goes back four generations. Jima pauses. The rest of us are silent. ... the park's west entrance. From here, you might explore Hidden Valley and hike the short (1.1 mile) looping trail to Barker Dam. You ...
  • ... against a solar project proposed for the central Mojave Desert in no uncertain terms. [scald=79461:kl_image_original_context ... and unobstructed views, and for that feeling that they are in some profound sense "away" from the confines of the modern world. ...
  • ...   Ah, tourist season. The days are slightly cooler, and it's easier to be comfortable in the desert during the day. The local economic scene comes alive in the environs ...
  • ... landscape, with little geometric perfection about it. Back up a few miles, though, to the far side of Interstate 15 east of ... first branching at knee height, culminating in thirty or forty growing tips ringed with the species' eponymous short, sharp ...
  • ... Down there fifteen thousand years, rain that fell back in the Pleistocene and stayed hidden , it had avoided the whole of documented human history up until the ...
  • Despite its seeming prevalence across the Mojave Desert , the Joshua tree is in trouble in a warming world, and a ... germination cover: Coleogyne can take millennia to come back after a fire. Summer drought poses another hazard: while the trees ...
  • ... Clarke photo We crossed our fingers a few weeks back , and we got our wish: At least in the Eastern Mojave, this is one of ... weeks, most Joshua trees in the stretch of desert near Joshua Tree National Park have been putting out an ...

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