Out of the Mojave and Into the Twilight Zone: Hiking the Desert Trail
Jun 12, 2020 at 5:33 pm #3652604Backpacking LightAdmin
@backpackinglightLocale: Rocky Mountains
A narrative of Drew Smith’s spring hike on the Desert Trail, and what it was like to re-enter American society at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.Jun 12, 2020 at 6:47 pm #3652620Rob bBPL Member
Great Read. Thank youJun 12, 2020 at 7:20 pm #3652636Eric BlumensaadtBPL Member
@danepackerLocale: Mojave Desert
Drew, Thanks for this photo journey and introducing the Mojave to others. Beautiful. I live in Henderson, NV and have hiked and backpacked the Mojave Desert in this area for years.
I have a Moment DW and using it fly-only for the desert is smart. I now also have a Notch Li so I’d likely take it with the inner tent since it’s so light and easily ventilated.
I celebrate your COORS Tall Boy beers. I hiked the Grand Canyon North Rim to South Rim 3 years ago at age 74 and literally the BEST beer I’ve ever had was the IPA I bought at Phantom Ranch. It SO hit the spot.
BTW, thanks for the gear list.Jun 16, 2020 at 8:08 am #3653286toddBPL Member
@funnymoLocale: SE USA
Thank you Drew.
For just a little while, you took me away from my Covid world and I was able to enjoy the scenery, the wind, and the rain.
What a wonderful break!Sep 4, 2022 at 8:17 pm #3759189Buck NelsonBPL Member
Nice story, write-up and photos. Too bad Covid ended your hike early.
I think this is a wonderful hike for certain type of long distance hiker. One small addition, the Desert Trail officially runs all the way to Canada.
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