I've been here since the middle of february and have found that I really don't know how to negotiate the terrain yet. I've hunted all over but this stuff is hard. The area in unit 6A is like walking on baseballs in sand and was a challenge. The desert is different yet. I am starting to realize how the soil and rock reacts to my footfalls and getting better but it's all new to me. Last saturday I stepped out onto a ledge that seemed solid but gave way just as I stood erect and relaxed. Bad mistake. I fell on my shoulders and back and Doreen said my head actually bounced when it hit the rocks! I knew I was hurt just by the look on her face. She usually laughs herself sick when I get cactus in me or fall down. I got up shook it off and the headache is just starting to go away today. Guess even at my age I can still take some punishment. I've hit my head many times over the years. That probably explains alot! Mark Here's some photos of us resting near Payson. You'll notice the expert woodsman is resting comfortably near a recently lightning struck tree. Pretty sharp guy!