My quest on this trip was mostly to immerse myself in the desert and flowing dunes. There is a phrase that “The farther you go into the desert, the more dreamlike it becomes”. My photography aspires for that feel and look. I ventured into the silky Mesquite dunes to get far enough so that the sand becomes untouched by footprints. The dunes have no marked trails because of the continually shifting sand. One thing you learn in the desert is that an hour is more like 3 hours when it comes to sun intensity and water needs. On my first dune exploration, I accidentally dropped my only water bottle at the beginning of my hike – and I ended up in the desert for 4 hours with no water. I am sure Lawrence of Arabia went weeks with no water many times!