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Mojave National Preserve

5/27/2006 Heavy winds today, hitting 55 in the Mojave. South from I-15 into the Mojave National Preserve. Passed a huge range of Joshua trees with surrounding mountains. Swung west along the railroad tracks and stopped at the Kelso Depot, just recently restored. Saw some railroad and preserve exhibits, then continued south and on a dirt road to the Kelso Dunes. These huge dunes were formed by vertically circulating currents against the nearby mountains. Took a nice walk out to the dunes, checking out plant and animal (lizard) life.

The park sign
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A view across the desert
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Kelso Depot outside ...
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... and inside
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Kelso Dunes
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Me near the dunes
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