The American
   Southwestern Desert   

The desert is alive!!  It is a surprisingly colorful place, especially in the spring. A winter with good rains produces stunning wildflower displays in places that are normally hot and brown and dead. Sunsets can be spectacular. Critters are all around. Nearby mountains are covered in snow, which melts in early summer and runs down into otherwise dry areas. During the summer monsoon season, a single thunderstorm can drive a twenty foot deep flood of water through a slot canyon.  The desert can be a very dangerous place for humans. The temperature in the low desert often exceeds 120 degrees, yet there are critters which thrive here. Enjoy the tour!


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