Had a good day yesterday.. Hiked about 17 miles and climbed about 2000 feet. The desert was beautiful I can be treacherous. Water is always an issue in the desert unlike the Sierra’s. Have hauled up to 6 L at a time already.
Have enjoyed hearing the sounds of nature. Have heard geese, ducks, owls, many birds, stellar jays and coyotes. The desert is alive with wildlife and vegetation.