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10 minutes later, as I approach the base of the New York Mountains, lush juniper trees like the one on the left begin to appear The joshua tree forest gets denser as one gets closer to Cottonwood Canyon at the bottom of the mountainsThumbnailsDesert primroseThe joshua tree forest gets denser as one gets closer to Cottonwood Canyon at the bottom of the mountainsThumbnailsDesert primroseThe joshua tree forest gets denser as one gets closer to Cottonwood Canyon at the bottom of the mountainsThumbnailsDesert primroseThe joshua tree forest gets denser as one gets closer to Cottonwood Canyon at the bottom of the mountainsThumbnailsDesert primroseThe joshua tree forest gets denser as one gets closer to Cottonwood Canyon at the bottom of the mountainsThumbnailsDesert primrose

Pinyon pines also begin to appear in this area, mixed in with the joshua trees, banana yuccas and cholla cacti. This is classic native vegetation in the Mid Hills and New York Mountains area of Mojave National Preserve.