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Burned joshua trees are scattered across this plain, but fragments of the old juniper forest survived the 2005 brush fires

Burned joshua trees are scattered across this plain, but fragments of the old juniper forest survived the 2005 brush fires Cottonwood Spring is only a bit more than a mile awayThumbnailsThere's quite a bit of Paperbag bush growing on the burned plain between Butcher Knife Canyon and Cottonwood SpringCottonwood Spring is only a bit more than a mile awayThumbnailsThere's quite a bit of Paperbag bush growing on the burned plain between Butcher Knife Canyon and Cottonwood SpringCottonwood Spring is only a bit more than a mile awayThumbnailsThere's quite a bit of Paperbag bush growing on the burned plain between Butcher Knife Canyon and Cottonwood SpringCottonwood Spring is only a bit more than a mile awayThumbnailsThere's quite a bit of Paperbag bush growing on the burned plain between Butcher Knife Canyon and Cottonwood SpringCottonwood Spring is only a bit more than a mile awayThumbnailsThere's quite a bit of Paperbag bush growing on the burned plain between Butcher Knife Canyon and Cottonwood Spring

On the other side of upper Ivanpah Valley are the Ivanpah Mountains, which I haven't explored, and the Clark Mountain Range pokes up in the background.