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The scrub at the bottom of Ivanpah Valley is different from most areas in Mojave National Preserve The final seven miles to Nipton crosses the dusty bottom of Ivanpah ValleyThumbnailsI reach Nipton around 17h15 and check in at the general store for a tent-camping siteThe final seven miles to Nipton crosses the dusty bottom of Ivanpah ValleyThumbnailsI reach Nipton around 17h15 and check in at the general store for a tent-camping siteThe final seven miles to Nipton crosses the dusty bottom of Ivanpah ValleyThumbnailsI reach Nipton around 17h15 and check in at the general store for a tent-camping siteThe final seven miles to Nipton crosses the dusty bottom of Ivanpah ValleyThumbnailsI reach Nipton around 17h15 and check in at the general store for a tent-camping siteThe final seven miles to Nipton crosses the dusty bottom of Ivanpah ValleyThumbnailsI reach Nipton around 17h15 and check in at the general store for a tent-camping site

Presumably this is due to high alkaline soils (Ivanpah Dry Lake is not too far north of the road here).