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Teotonia Peak Trail on Cima Dome
Mojave National Preserve, California


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The Teutonia Peak trail starts out on flat ground

The Teutonia Peak trail starts out on flat ground

Mojave National Preserve has few formal trails, mostly you hike on dirt roads or you can just strike out cross-country. This trail leads up a low slope, climbs briefly to a skyline saddle, then winds more steeply upward to the rocky ridge top. It is well vegetated all the way, with Joshua trees, mesquite, grass and flowers in season, and several kinds of cactus.

Teutonia Peak Trail, Mojave National Preserve, California

Date photographed: April 25, 2014
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Purple prickly pear cactus on Teutonia Park

Purple prickly pear cactus on Teutonia Park

A few vivid purple prickly pear cactus were in bloom, as well as some yellow ones

Teutonia Peak Trail, Mojave National Preserve, California

Date photographed: April 25, 2014
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Teutonia Peak trail

Teutonia Peak trail

The Teutonia Peak Trail cllimbs moderately to a saddle on the ridge

Teutonia Peak Trail, Mojave National Preserve, California

Date photographed: April 25, 2014
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Teutonia Peak trail on the flanks of Cima Dome

Teutonia Peak trail on the flanks of Cima Dome

Teutonia Peak trail on the flanks of Cima Dome

, California

Date photographed: May 21, 2004
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Yellow prickly pear cactus flowers on Teutonia Peak

Yellow prickly pear cactus flowers on Teutonia Peak

The Teutonia Peak trail climbs to a saddle before ascending through granite outcrops to the ridge summit. There are scattered Joshua trees and prickly pear cactus with yellow flowers.

Teutonia Peak Trail, Mojave National Preserve, California

Date photographed: April 25, 2014
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The summit of Teutonia Peak is a jumble of granite boulders

The summit of Teutonia Peak is a jumble of granite boulders

Teutonia Peak is a rocky outcrop on the smooth north slope of Cima Dome. Both are parts of a vast granite batholith. A storm was blowing in as we made this hike, with fierce wind gusts that made us glad of the shelter afforded by the boulders.

Teutonia Peak Trail, Mojave National Preserve, California

Date photographed: April 25, 2014
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At the summit of Teutonia Peak in the Eastern Mojave

At the summit of Teutonia Peak in the Eastern Mojave

At the summit of Teutonia Peak in the Eastern Mojave

, California

Date photographed: May 21, 2004
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Primitive campsite near the Mojave Cross

Primitive campsite near the Mojave Cross


Mojave National Preserve, California

Date photographed: November 6, 2016

Mojave Memorial Cross on Sunrise Rock

Mojave Memorial Cross on Sunrise Rock


Mojave National Preserve, California

Date photographed: November 6, 2016

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