I went off route onto some rough gravel to explore western Arizona’s KOFA National Wildlife Refuge. I was on a quest to see some desert bighorn sheep which are known to roam the area. I never did find any bighorns, but I did find some great plant life in this transition zone between the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts.
One of the best things about the southwestern U.S. deserts is that wild campsites are pretty much EVERYWHERE. In the featured photo above, I set up my tent under the watchful eyes of four saguaros. I love saguaros (and Joshua Trees) so much that I would never call them view-blockers. Actually, biologically speaking, they AREN’T view-blockers. They’re cacti — not trees.