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Dry Alkali Lake  
   

Dry Alkali Lake

Much of the valley is comprised of Alkali Lake bottom. Some of the valley contained water, which during dry years, is probably quite ephemeral. This photo is of dry lake bottom. The alkali salts (the white) were blowing about almost blinding us. This day was very windy, usually blowing salts aren't a big problem
A Side Trip to the High Desert

April 14th 2008
The colors of Nevada are a complete reversal of expectations created by six weeks in California. We crossed into Nevada east of Donner Pass and the miles of evergreen trees and snow gave way to chaparral and the subtle colors of sage and tumbleweed. Much to our surprise, we learned that tumbleweed is a foreign invasive species! It’s a part of our western legends…”_See them tumbling down ... read more
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American Flag Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
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