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Anza-Borrego Desert – California
At 600,000 sq miles, this is the largest state park in California. Framed in by by mountains on all sides, the area is an anchor in the Mojave and Colorado deserts Biosphere Reserve. While summer temperatures can reach as high as 125 degrees, the winter season has very seasonal day temperatures and with its close proximity to San Diego, pleasant weather day trips are possible. Many geological features make exploring the washes and rock formations one of the major attractions of the park. Abundant flora and fauna can be found year round, most tourism occurs with the spring wildflowers coming into bloom after winter rains.
Mojave Preserve – California
Located between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, this 1.6-million-acre park is full of adventure to those willing to explore its many different faces. Easily accessible for those wanting to make a day trip, while more rugged roads such as the Mojave Trail, await those willing to wander out into the vast open desert. A ghost town, sand dunes, volcanic formations and the largest Joshua tree forest in the world, there are no shortages of sites to visit. This area boasts some of the darkest night skies in California, a true star gazer’s paradise.
An amazing experience for those that happen to be in the Mammoth lakes area, Mono Lake lies just off Highway 395, 13 miles east of Yosemite National Park, near the town of Lee Vining, California. Mono Lake is a majestic body of water covering about 65 square miles. It is an ancient lake, over 1 million years old — one of the oldest lakes in North America. The tufa towers, similar to those found in Trona Pinnacles, rise majestically out of the lake and surrounding shoreline and are accessible year round based on conditions.
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