The mountains along the border of California and Nevada?
The Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The Sierra Nevada Mountains make us the large spine of running roughly north to south in California. Another smaller range that form the true eastern border are the White Mountains. The true eastern "edge" of California is the western border of the Great Basin region which is made up of a large number of small ranges and valleys.
Even though Florida or Louisiana might have the humidity of (Former) South Vietnam (most US veterans can't speak for North Vietnam, as most US veterans have never been there; excepting US POWs); those states do not have the mountains such as South Vietnam's "Central Highlands." In addition, Florida or Louisiana don't have a single coast line corresponding with their geography...Vietnam has a coast line along the Pacific Ocean (although it's called the South China Sea)…
The majority of California's deserts are found in the southern region, and along the border between California and New Mexico. In addition, there are a few deserts scattered along the eastern border between California and Nevada. Remember, California does not have blistering hot sandy deserts with camels and only sand. They actually reach really low temperatures at night and are covered in tumbleweed, Joshua trees, and other desert plants, including cacti!
Tahoe City, CA http://local.yahoo.com/?csz=Tahoe+City%2C+CA From Wiki: Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains of the United States, located along the border between California and Nevada at Lake Tahoe's major bend west of Carson City. The area surrounding the lake is also referred to as Lake Tahoe, or simply Tahoe.
The Colorado River originates in the United States but flows also through Mexico on its way to the sea. Originating the Colorado's Rocky Mountains, the river flows southwest through Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, and thence along--and becoming--the border between Arizona and Nevada and then the border between Arizona and California. From there the river travels a short distance through northwestern Mexico, emptying into the Gulf of California. Please see Related Links for a map.
The general term for these mountains in North America is the Pacific Coast Ranges, which run from the Gulf of Alaska to Panama : - The Chugach Mountains of Alaska - The Saint Elias Mountains of Alaska and west-central Canada (includes Mount Logan) - The Cascades range of Canada, Washington, Oregon, and northern California, along with lower mountains of the Insular range of British Columbia, the Olympic Mountains of western Washington, the Klamath Mountains, the…