California Native Plant Society
San Gabriel Mountains Chapter

North San Gabriel Mountains

Here is a typical northward view across the Mojave Desert from the northern part of the San Gabriel Mountains while driving along the Angeles Crest Highway, about 40 km north of Pasadena. There is less vegetation here than on the southern, ocean-facing side of the mountains. In the background you can see the white salt surface of Rogers Dry Lake, where the Space Shuttle used to land.

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