What's the desert like, /out/?
It seems a little alien and almost mystical, like if you spent the night in a cave there, you might feel like you're on another planet.
I'm from Minnesota though, so maybe I'm just mistaking an overheated sandbox for exotic adventure.
Either way, I'd like to visit one sometime. Maybe just something as simple as a weekend at a hotel and taking public transit to a nice place to wander around for a few hours.
Should I do it? Or should I spare myself the next 10 years of trying to get the sand out of anything I bring with?
I have a weird relationship with the desert. Whenever I'm in it, I want to leave. But whenever I leave, it doesn't take too long for me to feel drawn back to it.
That being said, some deserts are much better than others.
I will never forget Arizona.
The colorful rock formations, the dry, dusty atmosphere, the hot orange-tinged sand. You find cacti and shrubs everywhere, and tons of desert mice. But the greatest part of it is looking up at that endless sky at dusk. The way the sunlight bounces off the pillars of rock are breathtaking. It gets better at nightfall. There is no light pollution out there, especially in the northeast bu the Indian reservations. I have never seen so many stars in my entire life. It all comes together to make you feel so small, but appreciative of the beauty surrounding you.
AZ dweller here... All that desert and pine forest and mountains within and hour or two drive. Having grown up in the midwest it's much better /out/here
Most of the mountain time zone is desert. It runs from Idaho to Colorado to Mexico including half of Washington and Oregon. So it really varies.
Here's my advice. Take a plane to Vegas and rent a car. See death valley 1 day, you will freak out drive 300 miles seeing weird desert hot springs with fish and rock formations, painted rocks etc, April would be ideal for wildflowers spend 1-2 days hiking outside las vegas. Head south to grand canyon /arizona1-2 days check out drunk Indian reservation shitheads painted desert, cactuses, 1-2 days in Vegas walking around getting free drinks looking at freaks.
You should be able to get a 7 day experience for $1000. Do it! And quit wondering what's out there
Solid AZ OC from the last month.
Out of chrono, check file name. But I like it! 1/2.
People say Pronghorns are hard to hunt.
Sorry for the rotation, potato cam thing.
In sumation, your Honor... Arizona is a dry heat (cough)...
Michigan native here. I went to college in Tempe, AZ. Desert cities are shit, but the desert proper is magical. If you go down in the late winter/early spring the weather is fantastic.
AA reporting in, parents live in phoenix and it's not too bad this time of year.
Spend a week in Southern Utah. Trust me on this one. I'm from New England and I felt like I was on Mars.
Just drink lots of water. I know it goes without saying but seriously, drink a lot.
Highly recommend reading this book. Non-fiction related to the deserts in utah
I dunno man...
but in all seriousness, I'll for sure check it out. I was actually interested in that general area near the great basin desert.
There are no skinwalkers in Ut.
If you want to find a skinwalker go to pic related.