Feel the burn
Hiking The Valley Of The Winds backwards meant better views of the scenery and more uphill climbs. When I arrived at the foot of the circuit's climax -- a massive, rocky mound -- my back was drenched in sweat. I cannot recall a time I have ever been so wet with perspiration.
I noticed some gorgeous birds & beautiful plant life on the return walk to my vehicle. It turned out, even in the middle of the desert, life and color flourished -- although humans often were not able see it.