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View Poll Results: Desert Battle: High Desert vs. Low Desert
High Desert (Antelope Valley, Victor Valley, etc.) 30 51.72%
Low Desert (Coachella Valley, Imperial Valley, etc.) 28 48.28%
Voters: 58. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-23-2017, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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High Desert (Hi-Desert, Hi-Dez)

Los Angeles County
Antelope Valley (AV, The 661) (Palmdale, Lancaster, Pearblossom, etc.)

San Bernardino County
Victor Valley (VV, The Other 760, Victim Valley) (Victorville, Apple Valley, etc.)
Morongo Basin (Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, Morongo Valley, etc.)
Barstow Area (Barstow, Fort Irwin, Newberry Springs, etc.)
Searles Valley (Trona)
Needles

Kern County
Indian Wells Valley (IWV) (Ridgecrest, Inyokern, etc.)
California City, Rosamond, Boron, North Edwards, etc.

Inyo County
Owens Valley (Lone Pine, Bishop, Independence, etc.)
Panamint Valley
Saline Valley

Mono County
Mammoth Lakes, Bridgeport, Lee Vining, etc.

Low Desert (Lo-Desert, Lo-Dez)

Riverside County
Coachella Valley (CV, Desert Empire, The 760, Deadly Empire) (Palm Springs, Indio, Palm Desert, etc.)
Palo Verde Valley (PVV, Blythe Area) (Blythe, Ripley, Mesa Verde, etc.)
Desert Center, Chiriaco Summit, Eagle Mountain

Imperial County
Imperial Valley (IV) (El Centro, Calexico, Brawley, Salton City, Niland etc.)

San Diego County
Anza-Borrego Desert (Borrego Springs, etc.)

Which of these two California deserts do you prefer, especially in the summer months, the High Desert or the Low Desert? Which area of those two California deserts?

Any answers/insights/votes (yes, votes) are greatly appreciated. Thank you all in advance!

Last edited by Brandon Graves; 06-23-2017 at 05:18 PM.. Reason: Addition of Mono County
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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In the summer, I stay the heck away from all of them. I would have to pick Lone Pine/Bishop/Independence, for their proximity to the High Sierra. That doesn't mean I'd go there to hang out in them. Just passing through...!
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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"Deadly Empire"...LOL!
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Old 06-23-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: California
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Of all the desert areas in California, the Coachella Valley is the most upscale. The other desert areas (e.g., Antelope Valley, Imperial Valley, etc.) truly leave a lot to be desired.
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:09 PM
 
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Low desert is still known as vacation spot and where the ex president always hanged out at in California. The High desert is just known getting ghettoer each passing day and drugs gangs poverty hit n runs just straight bad news. And look it up.. you see just as many headlines as L.A.
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I'm confused...are we talking about natural setting or communities within these areas?
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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"Deadly Empire"...LOL!
Because it gets SO hot (115-125°F), even under the shade!
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Jurupa Valley, CA, USA 92509
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I'm confused...are we talking about natural setting or communities within these areas?
We're talking about whether one prefers the High Desert or the Low Desert, and then which area of the two deserts they like best, in their opinion.
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:38 PM
 
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What kind of battle, dude? Like The Road Warrior and Fury Road? I need to design my car.
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Old 06-24-2017, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, WA
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I'm not sure those northern areas are considered high desert. Mammoth Lakes region definitely does not feel like desert at 7,880'. It's much more like a mountain town with lakes and a big ski resort.

I would prefer that whole Eastern Side of the Sierra. Lee Vining is an interesting beast with Mono Lake.

Its funny that that you didn't mention Death Valley which actually has the lowest point in North America. It also has some of the highest sand dunes.
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