Hopefully you can get a good idea of what it's like hiking in the desert from these videos!
180 degrees of beauty:
Me walking along the path:
Elephant Mountain trail
And then . . . two kittens in the dryer! Stephen is a chewer, though, and after I got them out of there, I noticed that one of the dryer fins (or whatever those things in there are called that bump the clothes to help them fluff up) was gnawed. No more dryer for you babies!