Camping in the Desert
by moabtimesblogger
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Camping in the desert is not your normal camping experience. The deserts of North America offer some of the most varied climates and terrain in the world. These wonderful deserts are not always accessible by paved roads but don’t let that discourage you. Bring your 4X4 or rent a fully equipped 4X4 with a tire carrier heavy duty tires, and a strong frame. 

The big thing to always think about before you leave is food and water. You need to always be equipped with lots of water. The desert can dehydrate you quickly and if you end up stranded you will need fresh water. Not only should you bring extra water you need to be drinking extra water. You may not notice but you will be losing a lot more water than usual. Make sure you are not dehydrating yourself.

The great thing about a lot of desert locations is the isolation. Many sites require a 4X4 with a tire carrier and heavy-duty tires. Make sure your equipment is well-made, and bring special medical equipment like One Touch Ultra Test Strips , if anyone in your party requires it. You have a good chance of never running into anyone on your trip. It can be a very serene trip where you can just forget about the rest of the world and relax.

So where should you go? The Mojave Desert can be a great time but it is often too hot to even spend an hour in. Instead I suggest heading a bit north. The desert surrounding Great Basin National park is beautiful and isolated. There you can find the beautiful and majestic Bristlecone Pine. These trees are the oldest in the world and can live upwards of 2,000 years. The deserts surrounding Moab are also a great choice. Moab is often pretty busy so make sure you research what trails and areas are less tourist packed. The Needles District in Canyonlands National Park is a great choice because of how remote it is.

No matter where you choose to go you will likely find a peaceful and isolated camping experience. The landscapes of these sprawling deserts can be otherworldly and a great sight to behold. Just make sure you have plenty of food and water as well as a fully equipped 4X4 with a tire carrier, heavy frame, and strong tires.


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