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Sep 25, 2006 - The Mojave National Preserve

We drove to Mojave National Preserve which is a little more than an hour north west of the base. At one time it was mined for silver and copper in the late 1800's. Although it is home to many desert animals, we only saw two mule deer (a buck and doe). We were told by a Ranger that it's unusal to see them, so I guess we should consider ourselves lucky. Of course, there is always a jackrabbit and a roadrunner to be found. Many of the mountains were formed by volcanic ash, which formed some very unusal shapes. There is also a place called the...

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