10 Things I have learned since moving to the desert

Since moving from the Midwest to the desert I have learned a few things. I thought that I would put a few of them into a list and share them.

1. Sunglasses are a necessity.

2. I do not miss the humidity of the Midwest.

3. You will step on a cactus spine at least once a day even if you do not go outside.

4. Dust, it gets into everything.

5. Manners must only be used in the Midwest. Some people still use them but those folks are few and far between.

6. Sunscreen is a required item to be put on before leaving the house.

7. Items left in vehicles tent to melt.

8. Columbia Omni-Freeze is my best friend.

9.  Staying hydrated is a must even if having a lazy day.

10. If you can see it odds are it us much farther than you think.

Happy Friday and Happy Trails.



Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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