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  •  I have been to Meteor Crater twice (0+ / 0-)

    My father took us all there on the way back from Philmont Boy Scout Ranch, and I took my son there when driving our new Prius from a temporary job in Virginia back to our home in California.

    The best part of the trip was driving through the Mojave Desert, and noticing the constant ecosystem shifts with different ranges of desert plants.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:03:51 AM PDT

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      and the mentioning of constant ecosystems in the Mohave...thanks. Lots of folks don't notice such things going on from inside their vehicles. Apparently, you and your family may have gotten out and stretched your legs (and minds) given such observation. That desert is, in my view, one of the most overlooked of the four deserts in North America. I don't know why this is, but the Sonoran takes the cake given its attention by so many people, and the same with the Great Basin or even the big C. desert, there in Mexico. But I find the Mojave (or Mohave as it's sometimes spelled) a fascinating landscape; a 'warm' desert considering the colder Great Basin Desert environs and the hotter Sonoran. Hence, there is an interesting biotic community mix. In the Grand Canyon's deepest basement rocks and interior all three deserts collide (except the Chihuahua Desert), and therefore a variety of plants and critters shows up. The Joshua Tree, a yucca plant actually related to the lily, is its symbol, and a strange-looking plant-tree at that. Anyway, I am glad you mentioned your memoirs coming back from Philmont (practically up the road from where I live). I am a desert aficionado from the word "go."

      Treat the world (yourself, and others) as part of a living organism. Everyone and everything will benefit.

      by richholtzin on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 07:33:42 AM PDT

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