Posts Tagged ‘desert backpacking’

Desert Camping, Perfect for Fall and Winter

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

I came across an interesting recommendation the other day: camping in the desert during the fall and winter seasons. At first, it took me a moment to adjust my mental models of camping and fall/winter. You see, living in the Pacific Northwest, I tend to equate fall and winter to wet and cold (mostly wet). I suppose it never occurred to me that in other parts of the country (or even my home state!) winter and fall don’t necessarily look like that.

The author of the article I read listed several parks he recommended for camping this fall and winter season: (more…)

Hiking: Desert Challenge

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Do you consider yourself an avid hiker? Perhaps even an apt and experienced one? Now, answer this: have you ever been hiking in the desert? Of course, if you have your choice of green forests, majestic mountains, or ocean shores, why would you? Deserts seem dismal and unwelcoming. But, I’d offer, hiking the desert climate is a true test of the adventurous hiker.

If the challenge sounds appealing, Karen Berger writes about tips and techniques you can use for hiking and backpacking in desert areas.