Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness, Nevada

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Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness
IUCN category Ib ( wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness
Map showing the location of Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness
Location Clark County, Nevada, USA
Nearest town Searchlight, Nevada
Coordinates 35°31′53″N 115°05′49″W / 35.531256°N 115.096932°W / 35.531256; -115.096932
Latitude and Longitude:

35°31′53″N 115°05′49″W / 35.531256°N 115.096932°W / 35.531256; -115.096932
Area6,489 acres (26 km2)
Established2002 (2002)
Governing bodyU.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management


The Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness is a designated (2002) wilderness area in Nevada [1]. It comprises 6,050 acres (2,450 ha) [2] and has an expanse of old-growth Joshua trees. "Wee Thump" means "ancient ones" in the language of the Paiute people. This Bureau of Land Management wilderness is a few miles west of Searchlight, Nevada.

References

  1. ^ "Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Wee Thump Joshua Tree Wilderness" (PDF). Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved 30 January 2018.

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