|Above, The Beast at Joshua Tree National Park. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
For those who, like me, occasionally camp in desert terrain, coping with occasional dust storms is something to contend with.
RV Life has some tips on dealing with desert dust storms.
They begin with:
I’ve gone desert dry camping in many great spots throughout the Southwest. My husband and I enjoy it because desert dry camping is usually:
- Affordable. It’s often free.
- Beautiful. Colorful desert sunsets are unforgettable.
- Calming. You leave city sounds and lights far behind.
But like life itself, there’s a big trade off to dry camping in Arizona, California and New Mexico, and the great winter snowbird destinations in the southwest: the dust! In fact, as I write this a major windstorm is rocking our fifth wheel. We’re camped near the Salton Sea and a dust cloud is coming toward us. Like it or not, a fine layer of grit will coat everything when this is over. To combat the inevitable filth, here’s how I’ll cope during and after the storm.To read more, go here.