Dude, where's my car?

Why limit ourselves to four seasons when we could have five? Desert season easily stands on its own and happens usually around the time the snow starts getting slushy and we're all craving that first farmer's tan and sunburn of the season. A convenient two-hour drive south of Farmington brings desert-seekers to the north entrance of Bisti Badlands and, beyond that, the De-Na-Zin Wilderness. The space spans 70 square miles over a moon-like landscape with eroded rock towers, hoodoos and mounds to hike and climb to your heart’s content. Or at least until the sunburn hurts and you forgot where you parked the car.

It's nice to have a pup guarding the tents.
Walking on the moon is way more fun than trying to find the car.

A field of grasses at the entrance is the last swatch of flora to be seen for awhile.

Sara Knight launches off a goblin. Or is it a hoodoo?