Palm Trees in southern Florida

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Desert lessons

Desert lessons. I took a hike in the desert & learned some desert lessons.
Crystal Hill, KofA Wildlife area Quartzsite Arizona

View from Crystal Hill

Pliers. Walking in the desert you need pliers. Water too but everyone thinks of water...

Gerber pocket tool closed

The need for Pliers is only evident AFTER you brush up against a cactus.


Grab the barbed spine close to the skin & a heavy steady pull to pull it out.
Tweezers would not work, I had to pull hard.

Cactus attached to leg, I needed the pliers
Cactus, again it was pliers time

A small tissue packet could come in handy too, you never know when you'll really need some tp... A walking stick is a lot of help going up and down the steep hills, it's good for turning small rocks over pushing things you wouldn't want too close to you away.

A VERY valuable tool opened

A $2 walking stick from the Goodwill
A bed a quartz crystal up on the hill

There are some nice rocks & fine views to be had!