West Desert

Back to work, y'all!  After an action-packed 3 months off, I'm back to my seasonal gig as a Wildlife Tech.  This week we camped out in the West Desert for a week looking for frog eggs.

The West Desert is a weird place.  It's part of the Basin and Range Province and made up of rows of mountains, vast valleys, and salt-covered basins.  Honestly, I'm definitely more of a Colorado Plateau snob -- red rock cliffs are pretty hard to beat -- but there are some pretty spots in the West Desert.  At the right time of day, the grey bleakness has its own kind of subtle beauty.  Tack on a couple of natural warm springs and you're in business!  Not a bad way to get back to responsible adulthood.

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