features include dry lake beds, vast alluvial fans, low dry hills,
rocky highlands and a few summits above 6,000 feet. Mojave Desert
plant communities are typical; spring flower displays are unpredictable,
but can be surprisingly showy. Cool season visits are recommended
(October - April); leave hot-weather hiking to the initiated.
use is light; overall wilderness qualities remain very high - solitude,
natural conditions, opportunities for unconfined recreation. Hiking,
horseback riding, backpacking, primitive camping, rockhounding,
nature study, photography, rock climbing and hunting are allowed.
Motorized activities, mountain biking, hang gliding and competitive
pursuits are accommodated outside wilderness.
is extremely limited and critical for wildlife survival; bring your
own. Some lands are subject to private property rights, cattle grazing,
or valid mining activity. Traditionally, dry washes have been more
than adequate travel networks. As a result, we expect that few constructed
trails will be needed in the near future.