Mojave National Preserve is located between I-15 and I-40 in southeastern California. It is about an hour SW
of Las Vegas and about 200 miles from Los Angeles. Summer Temperature often exceeds 100F; annual
rainfall varies between 4 to 14 inches. Elevations range from 800 feet near baker to 7,929 ft atop Clack
Mountain. A spine of mountains bisects the park north to south. Cinder cones, lava beds, sand dunes, the Soda
Dry Lake and Cima Dome attest to the geological forces at work through the ages.
It is obvious within the National Preserve boundary, Jashua tree get preserved.
Cima Dome is an extremely symmetric dome of this granitic formation type, and one of the more visible ones
by being in open desert plains.
A lava bed.
Kelsa Dunes are just south of the Kelso Depot Visitor Center.
Kelsa Depot visitor Center used to be a train station, During WWII, it is a important Depot. It has palms and trees,
indicating there is water underground.
Near the grounds of the Kelsa Depot Visitor Center, the bird life is very busy, A shore bird, Dunlin, was spotted (right).
ASong Sparrow and a Red-tailed Hawk were spotted. Shows the busy wildlife.
Creosote Bush is the most common plant in the park. It is strong-scented. In
April it is blooming with yellow flowers.
This iron jail cell, relic of the boom days, used to contain drunks.