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Mojave Desert

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Cima ghost town, Mojave Preserve, California Mojave Desert

The Whole Mojave

The Mojave Desert occupies a significant portion of Southern California and parts of ...

Ecology

Geology, flora, fauna, and climate, working together to form the Mojave Desert environment

Desert Wildlife & Desert Plants

Coyotes, snakes, lizards and lots and lots of rats; the plants they eat as well as what eats what and how they otherwise interact in and have adapted to a severe environment.

Parks & Forests

The national parks we've all heard of such as Death Valley and Joshua Tree. National forests and some not-so-well known state and county parks that are special.

Wilderness Areas

It was all wilderness once, these are places that have been set aside and the signs of man do not remain.

Geology & Natural Formations

Beautiful and majestic formations and ranges abound in the Mojave desert. What they are and how they were created.

Points of Interest

Places to go, things to see and other destiinations throughout the Mojave Desert.

Regional Map Guide

Interactive index map to the Mojave Desert.

People & History

Histories of the groups and cultures of the Mojave. Summary information on people of influence.

Native Cultures

Man has lived in the Mojave for thousands of years and the desert was populated by people who knew how to live integrally with the land.

Roads and Trails

The trails of then and the corridors of now. Also hiking trails and backroads

Ghost Towns & Gold Mines

Abandoned communities and the gold and silver mines that powered them.

Communities

Contemporary towns and cities.

Maps and Satellite Images

Topside & interactive views of the desert.

Miscellaneous

Aerial, 360 degree and a few other items that deserve their own section.

Mining History

Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually (but not always) from an ore body, vein, or ...

The Desert Indians

Between these mountains and the mountains of the Mohave nothing is known of the country. I have never heard of a white man who had penetrated it. ...

Names in Mojave Desert History

First, the Spanish, then mountain men and explorers, the gold seekers, pioneers, ranchers and ...

The Military in the Mojave

They came to protect the pioneers and secure a nation ...

Wildflower Guide

The extent and timing of spring wildflower blooms may ...

Desert Habitats

Rippled sand dunes sing an eerie chorus. Cactus flowers bloom after a spring rain, jewels against buff-colored earth. Saltbush borders a dry lakebed, and...

Plants in the Mojave

Desert plants survive only if their adaptations have provided them with a way to either to escape from the the heat and drought or endure it. Annual plants survive as seeds lying dormant in the soil, sometimes for years, until a proper balance of rain and temperature trigger their growth.

Wilderness Areas in the Mojave

... where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.

Recreation

Nature Happens

Natural Features

Rock Formations

Sand Dunes

Dry Lakes (Playas)

Craters & Lava Flow

Natural Arches & Bridges

Petroglyphs

Views & Vistas

Plant & Animal Guides

Habitats

Wildflowers

Cactus

Trees

Shrubs & Bushes

Reptiles

Birds

Mammals

Desert Glossary

Mojave Desert Map

Leave No Trace

Ghost Towns

Gold Mines

Natural Features

Sand Dunes

Dry Lakes

Craters & Lava

Water

Wildlife

Wildflowers

Views & Vistas

Rock Art

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