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Small sprigs of light green moss cover black chunky soil.
A tiny forest of hairless twisted moss on slopes of biological soil crust.

NPS/Neal Herbert


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Help us protect soil crusts during your visit. Please walk on trails, rock or in sandy washes (where water flows when it rains), and keep all vehicles and bikes on designated roads.

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Last updated: July 29, 2021

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