Teutonia Peak, Mojave NR, California
Mojave National Preserve is a park found in southern California about thirty miles from the Nevada border. The preserve was established in 1994 and protects a huge variety of habitats including volcanic cinder cones, large sand dunes, dense Joshua tree groves, and even a set of underground caverns. The altitude of the park, which ranges from 900 to over 7,000 feet, provides a variety of environments where temperatures and rainfall vary greatly throughout the year.
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