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Camping In The Desert
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Camping in the desert in Landers, California - Landers lies in the Homestead Valley of the southeastern Mojave Desert. The town's elevation is 3,100 feet (940 m) above sea level.
Landers, 14 miles (23 km) north of Yucca Valley, is bordered by the City of Joshua Tree to its southeast, Johnson Valley, California to its north, and Pioneertown to its southwest. California State Route 247, named "Old Woman Springs Road" in the area, passes through town from Yucca Valley en routenorth to Barstow.
Adjacent to Landers on the north is Giant Rock, covering 5800 sq. ft. and 7 stories high. It is thought to be the largest free standing boulder in the world. It was sacred to the Californian Indians in the region, where the north and south tribes met annually.
From the 1950s through the 1970s, it was a popular gathering point for annual Spacecraft Conventions of UFO enthusiasts.
October 15th, 2013
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