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What's the desert like, /out/?
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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?
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>>661628
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.
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Deserts are magical places. Go in the spring with some friends, camp out, and go hiking. You'll never forget it.
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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.
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>>661719
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
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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
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>>661738
Solid AZ OC from the last month.

1/?
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>>661746
2/?
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>>661748
3/?
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>>661749
4/?
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>>661750
Out of chrono, check file name. But I like it! 1/2.
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>>661753
People say Pronghorns are hard to hunt.
2/2.
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>>661755
89A near Jerome, AZ. Yesterday...
5/?.
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>>661758
6/?
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>>661759
7/? Yesterday.
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>>661760
8/?
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>>661761
9/?
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>>661762
Sorry for the rotation, potato cam thing.
10/?
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>>661764
11/11

In sumation, your Honor... Arizona is a dry heat (cough)...
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Basically, real /out/ threads like this one can't surface against MGTOG, Mora, I'm about to be homeless, what book bag should I buy threads.

> img bd
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>>661809
I wish I didn't know this feel
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>>661809
>>661906
op here, funny part is this is the first post I've made on this board at all.

normally I lurk the shitshow that is /k/. I guess a shitposter is a shitposter anywhere.

and thanks for all the feedback, this is definitely happening, maybe even as soon as spring break.
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>>661628
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.
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Yurops biggest desert reporting in
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>>661923
Spain?
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>>661950
Iceland
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>>661913
AA reporting in, parents live in phoenix and it's not too bad this time of year.
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>>661628
I'm over hot deserts, I'd be fine in a cool weather one though
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Ah, the Arizona desert!
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>>662043
Darn phn.
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>>661628
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.
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Highly recommend reading this book. Non-fiction related to the deserts in utah
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>>661973
Iceland isn't Europe any more than Hawaii is North America. Also, clean your sensor.
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>>662052
>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.
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There are no skinwalkers in Ut.

If you want to find a skinwalker go to pic related.
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