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Joshua Tree National Park Van Tour
"Take a trip to the unique and pristine desert wonderland of this local national park. In the comfort of a 15-passenger van or enclosed SUV guests will see firsthand the contrast between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts while enjoying a running narration f unique vegetation mining history and wild west stories make this tour a must-see for the Palm Springs visitor. The tour includes stops at the Park Visitor Center for souvenirs Hidden Valley and Keys View for optional nature walks. Tour price includes water snacks entry fee to the park and pickup and drop-off from Palm Desert or select local resorts."""
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Mammoth Mountain Premium Ski Rental Including Delivery
"Experience a new concept for your ski vacation by knocking down the walls of your traditional ski shop. The staff delivers the best equipment and service right to your door as you sit back and relax. Servicing a total of 36 resorts they are regarded as the industry leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery service and have won rave reviews for their unparalleled customer service personalized attention and quality of equipment.You can expect:Free Delivery & Custom Fitting Opens Early & Closes Late Top of the Line Equipment Slope-side Assistance Available Easy Return Process You you choose the place and your rentals will arrive on time to custom fit your equipment in the comfort of your lodging. The service revolves entirely around your needs during your time in Mammoth Lakes and they offer deliveries anywhere between 7:30am to the staff is just a phone call away. Their professional rental technicians can meet you in no time and get you back on the slopes in a flash. When you are ready to return your equipment just call and arrangements will be made for our ski concierge to swing over and collect all of your gear. Delivery service is only for those directly in the Mammoth (Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain) area."
From $107.00
 
Mammoth Mountain Premium Snowboard Rental Including Delivery
"Experience a new concept for your ski vacation by knocking down the walls of your traditional ski shop. Instead the staff delivers the best equipment and service right to your door as you sit back and relax. Servicing a total of 36 resorts they are regarded as the industry leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery service and have won rave reviews for their unparalleled customer service personalized attention and quality of equipment.You can expect:Free Delivery & Custom Fitting Opens Early & Closes Late Top of the Line Equipment Slope-side Assistance Available Easy Return Process You you choose the place and your rentals will arrive on time to custom fit your equipment in the comfort of your lodging. The service revolves entirely around your needs during your time in Mammoth Lakes and they offer deliveries anywhere between 7:30am and the staff is just a phone call away. Their professional rental technicians can meet you in no time and get you back on the slopes in a flash. When you are ready to return your equipment
From $107.00

Flora / Fauna Tips (27)

Cuscuta

This a Cuscuta, a parasit plant that sucks another plant. It has no leaves, no roots, no chlorophylle, only long stems with sucking devices at the end. It hugs the plant it has chosen, introduce its...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Desert velvet

It is called the Desert velvet (Psathyrotes ramosissima). The stems are very short and on this picture, you can see the leaves as this small hairy features and one flower which is sprouting out of the...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Desert mallow

If you take an even closer look, the flowers of the Desert mallow are superb, very delicate and it is amazing that such delicate flowers grow on a half dry shrub in such a harsh environment. Actually,...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Beavertail cactus

Beavertail cactus Opuntia basilaris is a very common cactus in the Death Valley and is also well known as an indoor plant all over the world. Everybody that have once grown indoor plant has grown a...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Amazing stone !

This picture, taken at Furnace creek, shows something that looks almost like a stone but if you take a closer look, you will discover that the "stone" has small flowers and that it is a plant that it...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Desert daisy

At Furnace creek, this plant, that looks almost like a Daisy, a Desert Daisy, is called Tidy tip (Layia glandulosa) and is a close relative to the daisy. It succeed in growing among stones, which our...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Pollution ?

Who has thrown out of his car a packet of nylon orange threads near Mesquite Junction ? It is illegal, especially in a National park and that is worth a heavy fine ! We should collect it and throw it...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Teddy Bear cactus , close up on the flowers

Actually, the Jumping Cholla does not jump but it has so many long and soft (soft and prickling all together !) spines that though you feel you are enough away, YOU catch it. If you take care, you...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Barrel cactus

Barrel cactus (Echinocactus acanthoides) is another kind of cactus. They are not "aggressive" as the Teddy Bear cactus and they are sometimes grown as indoor plants. Again, you will be either very...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Teddy Bear cactus

Teddy Bear cactus ( Opuntia Bigelovii ) is also called Jumping Cholla. You will very fast understand why the name of Jumping Cholla . As soon as you look at it, there is one that catches you ! No...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

A white poppy

I took the photo of this delicate poppy in Titus canyon. It is called Bear poppy (Arctomecon Meriami). Its leaves look like the fur of a bear and you feel like to fondle them. The flowers were not...
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JLBG
Apr 25, 2005

Another white poppy

Here it is, at a short distance from the first one. But, hey, it is not smoth as the previous one ! It is mimicking a cactus and indeed it is called the Prickly poppy (Argemone corymbosa). This one...
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Apr 25, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Death Valley National Park

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Scottys Castle

Walter Scott also known as Scotty began living in the castle after Albert Johnson past away. Scotty died in 1954. He had become a bit of a tourist attraction himself and frequently allowed people to...
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Dante's View

This is one long drive to get to a pretty good view of the Badwater Basin. The last section is very steep but it is paved all the way. Vehicles with trailers are prohibited because of the tight turns...
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Titus Canyon

Titus Canyon Road is a one way dirt road that starts just outside the east side of the park on Rt 374 and exits on Scotty's Castle road. This is a beautiful canyon that cuts its way through the...
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Zabriske's Point

Zabriskie Point oversees I beautiful colored canyon with great erosion lines. Many people visit this point because of it's proximity to Furnace Creek. The point was named after Christian Brevoort...
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Artist's Drive

Artist’s Drive is a seven mile one-way road heading south to north so it is best to drive it when heading back up Badwater Road from the basin. The highlight of the drive is Artist’s Palette; but...
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