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Last month the Eco Womb Tour visited Southern Utah for the first time, exploring Zion National Park, Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, and other amazing places. On our way there, we got pretty hyped to go explore but wondered where we would stay.
A mountain. A volcano. A story. Hidden in the backbone of the Sierra Nevada, Lassen Volcanic National Park is an amazing combination of extremes. Hot and cold. High and low. Big and small. The moment you stop into the park, you are immersed in a variety of wildlife and a sense of how small humans really are compared to this world.
The desert seems to stretch on almost forever, the mountains bare, the riverbeds dried up. As you follow the road winding up, up, up, you enter almost a new world. Huge rocks rise out of the ground like giant fists. Shrubs cover the dry ground. The sky seems to be ten times bigger. Lizards scuttle through the cracks in the rocks. And Joshua Trees reach up into the sky like open arms.
The Sonoran Desert is a complex, unique ecosystem. Spreading across southern Arizona for miles, vast yet not empty. The crowning jewel of the Sonoran Desert is the massive, long-lived saguaro cactus. Tall and many-armed, it is an iconic symbol of the American Southwest.
The wind blows over the desert landscape, howling through the canyons and lashing the grass with fury. Dust and sand cover the ground. Spiky cacti grows in massive numbers. Snakes slither and lizards jump underneath twisted trees. And from afar, it seems like a great wave of stone looms above the dusty floor of the Chihuahuan desert.