Desert Scene on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Pacific Crest Trail begins at the California-Mexico border in the desert. It proved to be more varied than most hikers had imagined, with high desert, windswept scenes, as well as the desert floor of the daunting Mojave.
Ultimately, most found the desert stark, forbidding, and implacable. But to be sure, the desert also offers its own brand of haunting beauty.