Nature’s inspiration for RVing in the Sonoran Desert

Highlighting my morning hike heading south along FR 468 toward Cave Creek Wash, I encountered an elusive desert tortoise coming my way up along the trail.  These age-old creatures are amazingly adept at thriving in such a harsh environment.  Known to dig basins to catch rainwater, perhaps that’s where this one was heading after our recent rains.

Photo by Andreas Schmalz

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