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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Actually, don't discount Death Valley. With all the rains this year, it's blossomed spectacularly. I read in the newpaper that the NPS has had to bring in additional rangers from other parks to meet the high demand. But by mid-August it'll probably be too late to see any difference.

    As to other choices: Depending on the route you want to take, if you go thru the eastern Sierra, there's lots of beautiful areas to see (the western sierra is mostly desert -- better in the winter). Personally I'd recommend

  • If you go the way that Yahoo maps [yahoo.com] suggests for Monterey to Vegas, you'll be driving right through World Famous "Kramer Junction", aka Four Corners, the place that proves that in the middle of nowhere, anyplace is someplace. The rocket ship that used to be out in front of the Astro Burger (IIRC) isn't there anymore, but you'll have plenty of time to wonder why Captain Beefhart used to live out there in the Mojave Desert, or come to understand why he made the music that he did :)

    And Randsburg [randsburg.com] would be slight