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Jul 19, 2013 - 7/9, Tuesday, Hotel Nipton, CA

7/9 Nipton, desert 113 degrees Arrived in the teensy town of Nipton after driving for hours across the Mohave Desert. This was quite different than what I expected, which was sand, sand, and more sand. In my mind (even though I have seen the westerns) desert equals sand. Endless miles of sand. Sahara-like. Not so, in case you've shared my misconception. The Mohave has lots of deserty plants and lots of rocks and there were always mountains in view, some times distant, sometimes closer. We watched as the outside temperature climbed steadily...

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