1. it gets so hot that even the cacti begin to wilt
    my mom sent me this pic & said their cacti are starting to wilt from the heat; it has even been 100 degrees at midnight for the past few days
  2. small animals can harm you
    spiders, scorpions, snakes, no thanks
  3. sunburns
  4. dry skin
  5. wind storms/dust storms
    happened all the time when i lived in Joshua Tree...
  6. you can't walk barefoot outside because you will burn your feet or step on something pokey
    i love being barefoot