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  • ... given by a group of Mormon settlers who crossed the Mojave Desert in the mid-19th century. The tree's unique shape reminded them of ... ended in 1857, when Brigham Young called the settlers back to Salt Lake as the Utah War started. The ranks of the Mormon settlers ...
  • ... and think 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 ... me around the fire was deeper, its secrets better hidden . Even then the Upstate New York landscape seemed claustrophobic to me, ...
  • ... habits that result in a different appearance. But just how different are they? [scald=48330:kl_image_original_context ... Mojave. One very large splotch covers the west end of the desert , where the rising of the Sierra Nevada and the Transverse Ranges drags ...
  • ... | Chris 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 the ... three weeks, most Joshua trees in the stretch of desert near Joshua Tree National Park have been putting out an ...
  • ... who capped his career by spending three years running Joshua Tree National Park has come out against a solar project proposed for the central Mojave Desert in no uncertain terms. [scald=79461:kl_image_original_context ...
  • ... landscape, with little geometric perfection about it . Back up a few miles, though, to the far side of Interstate 15 east of the ... first branching at knee height, culminating in thirty or forty growing tips ringed with the species' eponymous short, sharp leaves. ...
  • ... parts of Joshua Tree National Park. And the good news is you won't be able to see the best stuff from your car, so you'll have ... that bloom that attracted a lot of attention a few years back . But the Mojave yuccas are having a field day: few clumps don't have at ...
  • ... conjures up the inherent mystery of that large expanse of desert , but also its spirit. If something of such beauty can survive the ... team of scientists at UC Riverside has been studying how the ongoing historical drought is affecting the Joshua tree , and ...
  • ... the north, the Central Valley, the coast, and the desert ; trees on private and public land; trees in wilderness areas, ... Why, hey. They could paint those palm trees in the back of those movie sets as fast as you could ... is dedicated to preserving and telling the sometimes- hidden stories and histories of the Los Angeles region.   ...
  • ... Or bicycles, if you've brought them.The loop from Hidden Valley Campground is a great example. From the campground entrance, ... miles from Nipton. But you can always turn around and head back into the trees .Directions: I-10 east to I-15, then exit Nipton Road ...

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