The Gritty Side of Desert Travel

Nevada Desert Road

Wilderness survival has been on my mind since I learned of the fates of James Klemovich and a friend stranded in an isolated region of the Nevada Desert.  The bittersweet outcome of that incident–one lived while the other died–brought to mind for me other occurrences of desert breakdowns, some with similar outcomes.  As we approach another season of desert travel and adventure, it seems the perfect time to remind ourselves that no one is immune to the perils of the wilderness. Continue reading