Mojave Desert, Los Angeles

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  • Relinde standing in front of a huge cactus.
    Relinde standing in front of a huge...
    by Jerelis
  • Jeroen hiking through the Mojave Desert.
    Jeroen hiking through the Mojave Desert.
    by Jerelis
  • A tornado during our drive through the desert.
    A tornado during our drive through the...
    by Jerelis
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    Mojave Desert - Explination of the Saguaro's arms!

    by Jerelis Updated Sep 13, 2006
    Jeroen hiking through the Mojave Desert.

    We also drove through the windmill park of Palm Springs. There are about 2000 windmills located there. Palm Springs is an artificial oasis and the favorite golf destination for the rich and famous of Hollywood. We had lunch in Blythe, which is a dried out little town.

    And finally we saw quite a lot of Saguaro's, which is a large cactus. An Indian legend told us that the cactus represends a dead indian. Each arm on the cactus is a woman he had a relationship with. When the arm goes up the relationship was good and when the arm goes down it wasn't such a good relationship.

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    The Mojave Desert (Mojave is used for the desert while Mohave is used for the native people) occupies a significant portion of southern California and smaller parts of southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, and northwestern Arizona, in the United States.

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    Mojave Desert - A 600 km drive.

    by Jerelis Updated Sep 13, 2006

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    A tornado during our drive through the desert.

    This desert also lodges a very large variety of (not always visible) fauna, like purcupines, deers, coyotes and foxes.

    During our drive from Los Angeles to Phoenix we drove about 600 km through the Mojave Desert. Maybe it doesn't look like a long distance to you, but you must understand that the longest distance we're able to drive in The Netherlands is about 350 km! We passed the Joshua Tree National Monument, which is a very poor soil area with highly deformed trees. These trees can grow up till 15 meters. We also drove through the windmill park of Palm Springs. There are about 2000 windmills located there. Palm Springs is an artificial oasis and the favorite golf destination for the rich and famous of Hollywood. We had lunch in Blythe, which is a dried out little town.

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    The Mojave Desert (Mojave is used for the desert while Mohave is used for the native people) occupies a significant portion of southern California and smaller parts of southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, and northwestern Arizona, in the United States.

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    • Road Trip
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Desert

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    Mojave Desert - A very fascinating landscape.

    by Jerelis Updated Sep 13, 2006

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    Relinde standing in front of a huge cactus.

    A lot of people who stay in California have the wrong idea about the Mojave Desert and think that it's a rough waste, but in fact it is a very fascinating landscape.

    This desert has a very vulnerable environment with a lot of exotic plants and animals. The landscape is a bit monotonous but does vary from waving sunddunes till rocks which are shaped by erosion. Especially in the springtime this desert blossoms exuberantly. Some of the vegetation only exists in the Mojave Desert. This desert also lodges a very large variety of (not always visible) fauna, like purcupines, deers, coyotes and foxes.

    Directions:
    The Mojave Desert (Mojave is used for the desert while Mohave is used for the native people) occupies a significant portion of southern California and smaller parts of southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, and northwestern Arizona, in the United States.

    Related to:
    • Desert
    • Road Trip
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Drive To Vegas

    by mbstone Written Feb 25, 2003
    Courtesy LVCVB

    Got a few days to spare, and your rentacar has unlimited mileage? Vegas is a mere 5 hours drive across the scenic Mojave Desert. Take any freeway east to I-15 then north. Bring lots of water and money.

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